There are probably hundreds of products, treatments and procedures that women undertake all the time in order to make themselves more appealing. But is it worth it? What if these things hide dangers for your health, which should be every person’s priority? Cosmopolitan make a list of five beauty treatments that lots and lots of women use on a dialy basis, but rumours are spread that can actually harm you.
The long-lasting polish needs a box where you expose your hands and it “bakes” the nail polish. However, UV radiation is emitted and it is a know carcinogen. However, doctors say that each lamp is different and though UV light poses a relative risk always, you can simply apply an SPF 30 to your hands 30 minutes before your appointment.
- Hair-Smoothing Treatments
The fame of Brazilian Keratin and all these magical treatments for long-lasting taming of frizz was actually clouded by the FDA’s 2011 warning letter about the formaldehyde in one particular smoothing treatment. When heated, it vaporizes and you breath it. It makes your eyes water and your nose itch and in the long run, it can be toxic to your nervous system or even cause cancer if the treatment is repeated many times. So seek formaldehyde-free alternatives!
The injectable, botulinum toxin, is confused with a disease with a similar name which is caused by eating bacterial contaminated food. Botox, however, is very safe, when you get the original product. Make sure your surgeon or supplier is certified and secure!
It is not the eyelash extensions themselves that are harmful, but the wrong technique to put them on. If the procedure is too cheap or quickly done, it might be done wrong. If you are asked to keep your eyes open, it means that you are not in the hands of a professional.
The active ingredient in spray tans (DHA) was proved to be safe as a cream, but no in an aerosol form. Long-term effects of inhaling it were not studied. Simply hold your breath and spray yourself once or twice a month, and there should not be a problem.