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  • Warning: These five cancer-causing ingredients are lurking in your make-up
  • What are your first thoughts when you put your make-up on in the mornings? They're probably not about whether your eyeliner or mascara will leave you with cancer! And they shouldn't be! You shouldn't have to worry about your health when you buy supposedly safe products off the store shelf… Sadly, some cosmetics companies STILL put harmful chemicals in their products. And what's worse, is they really are ashamed about it when caught out. They try to hide the fact they're still doing it! In fact, just 11 months ago, cosmetics giant Revlon was involved in a tough legal battle in this very situation. The public and Breast Cancer groups found out their products contained cancer-causing ingredients, which they were trying to hide. Breast Cancer survivours and the Breast Cancer Fund were outraged! Especially since Revlon's a vocal supporter of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. They wanted to know how they could still used harmful, cancer-causing chemicals in their products while being activists for cancer prevention! So, they petitioned against Revlon with more than 45,000 signatures. They demanded the removal of chemicals from products. But Revlon didn't simply apologies and promise to do the right thing. Instead, the group retaliated and sued petitioners to silence them, says Janet Nudelman, director of program and policy at the Breast Cancer Fund. Unfortunately, there's little information available as to what happened next. But another ugly article about Revlon and chemical popped up in a separate incident in June of this year. So you can assume there's been no major changes… And while it's not up to us to slander companies for what they do, it's important you are aware of what's in your favourite products. And with this information you can decide whether to throw out certain brands if they contain one of these five cancer-causing ingredients…... ››› more
  • [02 October 2014]
  • Is your skin suffering because of your favourite beauty product?
  • Itchy, dry, flaky or blotchy skin anywhere on your body makes you feel horrible. Not only is it irritating, it look awful and you become very self conscious about it and what people think it might be. What's worse, is your favourite skin cream only seems to work for a short time. And you go through more and more because you have to apply it constantly. While it's not a condition that affects your overall health, only your self image at this stage, have you give much thought to what's causing it? If you think it's an allergy to something, you're right. But you might be surprised when we tell you what's causing the allergy! It's your skin cream! Read on to find out why…... ››› more
  • [02 October 2014]
  • Eight ways your daily beauty routine is harming your body's largest organ
  • Your body largest organ plays such an essential role in your overall health. It performs at these seven important functions every second of every day: 1. It protects you; 2. It allows you to feel; 3. It's involved in temperature regulation; 4. It's a big part of your immune system; 5. It allows you to grow and move; 6. It's essential to get rid of waste products; and 7. It helps bring vitamins and minerals into your body for important processes to take place. Can you think of what the organ is? That's right! It's your skin. Now imagine the chaos you're causing your health when you don't take care of it. Or, even worse, you damage it by using the wrong products on it! Read on to find out eight of the worst products you're using on a daily basis that harm your skin and thus harm your overall health too…... ››› more
  • [02 October 2014]
  • Using skin creams and products to stop dry, itchy skin can just make it worse, warn experts
  • Your first reaction to dry, flaky, itchy skin might be to buy a heavy-duty skin cream off the shelf at your local store and smother your skin in it. If you do, watch out, warn dermatologists. It might be the CAUSE of your skin condition rather than the cure you're looking for. This because many cosmetic products, including skin creams, contain ingredients that cause contact dermatitis - a skin allergy from touching something like the ingredients in your cream. Dermatologists are seeing many more cases every year of people with this frustrating and painful condition. And it's all because of the ingredients in your favourite brand of moisturiser. Here's what you need to know…... ››› more
  • [02 October 2014]
  • Your mascara is wrecking your eyes - but not for reasons you may think!
  • Health activists say mascara's dangerous for your eyes because of the chemicals it contains. And, because you put it so close to your eyes, the chemicals seep into your eyes and cause irreversible damage. Little do they know this information is long out dated. It's true! Mascara manufacturers were quick to change the ingredients in their products to ensure they were safe for public use. And while there are still those who use strong chemicals, the majority of mascara brands don't harm your eyes at all. Or should I say, the ingredients don't harm your eyes. There is, however, one reason using mascara CAN cause severe damage to your eye health, but it has little to do with the manufacturers and more to do with you… Read on to discover your part in allowing mascara to be on the list of cosmetics with a reputation for ruining health.... ››› more
  • [02 October 2014]
  • Cancer Research UK dispels the cancer-causing myth of these four common cosmetics
  • Health fanatics have stopped using deodorant, lipstick, hair dye and moisturiser because of the suggestion they may cause cancer. The problems is, not only are there tons of smelly people walking around with incredibly dry skin, they don't have any real scientific evidence to back up their claims. It's simply a case of: “They contain chemicals; they must be bad for you.” So what Cancer Research UK is saying is that you need to look at the evidence This way you can make your own decisions whether you want to use the products or not. Here's what they say about these four common “offending, cancer-causing” products…... ››› more
  • [01 October 2014]
  • Stop your beauty routine from leaving you riddled with cancer
  • You might not even have to think about your morning routine anymore. You simply get on with it and do things automatically. And that includes your beauty and make-up routine. But have you every looked at the back of the items in your cosmetics bag? Have you peeked at the ingredients list to see what's in them? If you have, you'll have seen dozens of unpronounceable compounds; things you have no idea what they are or even where they come from. But does that bother you at all? Have you thought about what they do to your health? The scary thing is, many of your trusted make-up brands contain harmful ingredients that can cause allergies, skin conditions and even… Cancer! Keep reading to discover two common and dangerous cancer-causing ingredients lurking behind the beauty of your make-up.... ››› more
  • [01 October 2014]
  • Are you sacrificing your eyesight every time you eat lunch?
  • Just look around the office and take note of what your colleagues are eating for lunch. Now look at your own food… Is it a healthy meal or junk food? Think it doesn't matter? Wrong! Your food choices are contributing to one of today's leading cause of blindness across the globe: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As the name suggests, it usually affects only older people. But because of your diet, you're more likely to develop it when you're young! This because of one simple ingredient in the food. It affects the macula at the back of your eye that allows you to see detail. It prevents it from being able to function properly and you lose your ability to see clearly. The more of this type of food you eat, the more damage to your eye and the poorer your eyesight will be… So what is it that's on the plate in front of you that causes such devastation to your eyes? Keep reading to find out - and how to stop it!... ››› more
  • [01 October 2014]

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