Every women or girl uses lipstick without it their look is incomplete. A girl feels confident when she is well dressed. Lipstick which you use contains harmful chemicals, heavy metals and preservatives these can harm your lips and body too. It contains lead, manganese, aluminium, parabens, chromium and cadmium. These substances can lead to cancer and brain damage.
1. Lead can affect your heart and brain
Lead comes in our body from the air, water, food and lipstick. When the lead enters your body it is distributed to blood, bones and soft tissues. When we use cosmetics in excess quantity, they can lead to heart problems and high heart rate.
Lead can make your function work slow and nervous system can also be affected by it. It can result in memory loss and death.
Popular lipstick brands are saying that now they are using lead in a safe amount.
2. Cancer can be caused by cadmium and chromium
lung cancer and problem in a respiratory system can be caused by cadmium. Animal studies say that cadmium can lead to low birth rate, poor development in a baby if used during pregnancy. This can cause kidney failure also.
3. Breast cancer can be caused by preservatives
Preservatives can cause irritation in the eyes, coughing, skin irritation. You should blot your lips after applying lipstick as it can remove the excess lipstick and harmful preservatives.
Lipstick is harmful to children as they may swallow or eat it, they can have vomiting or diarrhoea.
You should avoid using cheap or unbranded lipsticks so that your lips and body is not affected. You should take care of it especially when you are pregnant.
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