Healthy Holistic Living
Advertisement

How These Common Beauty Treatments Advance Cancer and Old Age (Plus 6 Healthy Options)

beautyproductstoxins loading...


Everyone wants to look their best, but certain methods may do more harm than good. These 6 beauty treatments could be harming your skin or hair. Make sure that you look at each of these treatments, in order to learn what to avoid, and then find out what you should do instead.

#1 – Keratin Treatments

Keratin smoothing and straightening treatments have really become quite popular over the past few years. It is an easy way for women with thick, curly or frizzy hair to get straight locks. The down side is that the majority of the hair products used for this treatment contains high levels of formaldehyde.

Instead of using a Keratin treatment to straighten your hair, use organic hair treatments. There are plenty of organic hair products that can offer the same straightening ability as a keratin treatment, without the harmful formaldehyde.

#2 – Eyelash Extensions

Advertisement

Eyelash extensions are another beauty treatment that you should probably avoid. Glue is needed to keep the eyelash extensions in place. This glue could irritate your skin and has been known to cause inflammation of the cornea and allergic reactions.

There are actually a number of home remedies that you can use to try and extend or grow your eyelashes. Applying petroleum jelly along your eyelashes, before you go to bed, can help stimulate the growth of hair follicles. Wash off the jelly in the morning, if you try this method.

Another option is to dip a cotton ball in green tea and then swap your eyelid and eyelashes. This too should stimulate hair growth, as well as protect the skin around your upper eyelid.

#3 – Gel Manicures

Advertisement

Over the past few years, gel manicures have become the preferred method of applying fake nails, as opposed acrylic nails. Gel manicures look more natural and can last for a longer period of time without chipping. Some dermatologists claim that the UV lighting used during the process of applying the gel can lead to skin cancer or the aging of skin.

Get your Free copy of The Bacon & Butter Cookbook

This free cookbook is jampacked with 148 delicious ketogenic recipes that will help you burn fat like crazy!

GET YOUR FREE COOKBOOK!

If you must get a manicure, look for organic solutions. There are a number of companies that produce fake nails that are natural looking that are made from and can be applied using organic products.

#4 – Black Henna Temporary Tattoos

Henna tattoos are temporary adornments using a strong dye. You will typically find henna tattoos being offered at carnivals, fairs, and other public gatherings; though, in the US, this dye is only approved for use as a hair dye, not for use as a body dye. Also, the chemicals that are used to make the dye a darker color could cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

#5 – Tanning Beds

Advertisement

You have probably already read or heard the news that tanning beds can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. The WHO (World Health Organization) has classified the UV radiation used by tanning beds as carcinogenic. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is looking into safety regulations and the Surgeon General has urged the public to stop using tanning beds.

#6 – Spray Tans

Spray tans can be just as harmful as a tanning bed. The chemicals used in the spray tans often include DHA (dihydroxyacetone), which was originally approved for use in tanning lotions. The problem is that when you use a spray tan, it is difficult not to inhale any of this chemical. DHA has been linked to a higher risk of lung cancer.

If you want a deeper complexion, skip the tanning bed and the spray tans. A safer option is to consume foods that promote healthier skin and complexion. Carrots can help your skin appear healthier, while tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe can improve your skin color and offer other health benefits. Spinach, kale, and other dark, leafy greens can give your skin a glow.

Stop using any of the beauty treatments mentioned. There is a healthier, organic option for each of the treatments listed, except for henna tattoos – which you don’t really need a replacement for. You should treat your skin, hair, and nails with the same care that you would your body. Make healthy decisions and avoid these 6 harmful beauty treatments.

References:

http://www.treehugger.com/health/6-harmful-beauty-treatments-ditch-now.html

http://patch.com/illinois/niles/healthy-alternative-to-harsh-keratin-smoothing-treatments

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2013/07/8-natural-ways-to-promote-longer-eyelashes.html

http://www.greenbrideguide.com/blog/acrylic-and-gel-nails-are-toxic-there-alternative

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/natural-tan-foods_n_3644629.html

 

A Quick Note from Our Founder

Have you been curious about losing weight eating Bacon and Butter? You're not alone!

Going "Keto" has helped so many of my friends drop weight and keep it off.

And it's the perfect time to try it because right now you can get a free copy of a brand new cookbook called The Bacon and Butter Cookbook

This cookbook is jampacked with 148 delicious ketogenic recipes that will help you burn fat like crazy. Even stubborn belly and thigh fat won't stand a chance because your body will have NO CHOICE but to burn that fat for fuel!

If you've struggled to get rid of stubborn fat, you owe it to yourself to test-drive the keto diet and see how effective it really is. It’ll be easy once you have this free cookbook…

HURRY, this FREE offer won’t last long!

Healthy Holistic Living

Healthy Holistic Living

Healthy Holistic Living brings you alternative health news from all over the web. These articles are sourced and shared with permission so you get all the news that's fit to keep you in good physical and mental health. Stay happy, stay hungry, and stay on Healthy Holistic Living.
Healthy Holistic Living
Advertisement