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THE MINIONS IN YOUR LOTION

 

In Africa, particularly Nigeria, there is a constant battle between the children of light and the dark powers. This is owed to the fact the most populated west African country is a religious one. There are always minions and demons to be fought and we let those we cup in our palms go scot free.

Could we possibly have been holding demons in our palms? What if you find out they are sitting right there  on your dressing table in your bed room?

There are some destruction inflicting chemicals that can be likened to demons contained in your cream and lotions. I am not clamouring for an exorcism but every time you stop at the mall or market for your cream, look out for these chemicals:

 

Formaldehyde

It is known to cause allergic skin reactions and it may also be harmful to the immune system. It can be found in nail polish, body washes, conditioners, shampoos, cleansers, eye shadows, nail polish treatments.

This chemical was deemed as a human carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens (IARC) and has been linked to occupational related cancers: nasal and nasopharyngeal. It is known to cause allergic skin reactions and it may also be harmful to the immune system.

 

Chemical Sunscreens (with Retinyl Palmitate, Oxybenzone and Octyl Methoxycinnamate)

Your darling sunscreen may not be all time skin saver. When many of the chemicals used in popular sunscreens are exposed to sunlight, reactions occur between the sunscreen’s active and inactive ingredients and the epidermis. Toxic reactions include inflammation, dermalogical effects, allergic reactions and photogenotoxic (DNA altering) effects. Chemical sunscreens have ingredients that actually promote cancer.

 

Parabens

They can be found in makeup, body washes, deodorants, shampoos and facial cleansers. You can also find them in food and pharmaceutical products.Parabens are widely used preservatives that prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast in cosmetic products. Sounds good, right? Not so fast, they do more than that.

Parabens possess estrogen-mimicking properties that are associated with risk of breast cancer. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors.

 

Phenoxyethanol

Phenoxyethanol is another reason you should put back that cream on the shelf. This is commonly used in a variety of skin care products ranging from facial and body cleansers to moisturizers and make up. Several studies demonstrate this preservative shows toxic effects to the body in moderate concentrations. These effects include reproductive and developmental complications, contact dermatitis (skin irritation)damage to the brain and nervous system.

You have just one body, ensure to look out for the constituents of your cream or lotion.

Only you can take care of you!




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