Beware! Is your skin paying the price for your looks?

Cosmetics are meant to make you look beautiful. But, did you know when you were spending a fortune on those costly cosmetics you were buying a menace for your skin.

Vasudha Bhat
Written by: Vasudha BhatPublished at: Jan 23, 2017

Beware!

Beware!
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The cosmetic industry is booming all across the globe and the only reason behind its prosperity is the increasing desire of the entire female fraternity to have those flawless looks. Different cosmetics products have made it very convenient for women to have those perfect looks. However, ignoring the harsh effects of the chemicals present in the cosmetics is making your skin pay the price. Here we give you 10 cosmetics which can damage your skin beyond repair and are highly toxic. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Lipcolours

Lipcolours
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To have those perfectly pink lips, lip colours are used by many women. But, the cosmetic dries up all the moisture from your lips leaving them dry and dehydrated. You must apply a lip balm before applying lip colour and completely avoid lipsticks and lip-glosses which contain harmful oils. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Moisturizers

Moisturizers
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It is always advised to apply moisturizers and suntan creams in summer and moisturizing lotions in winters to fight dry skin but these moisturizers can damage your skin beyond measures. Many creams and lotions contain mineral oils and paraffin which damage the skin and make it lose the moisture at a rapid rate. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Kajal

Kajal
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Kajal which is used for beautification of the eyes can affect your skin adversely. The usage of kajal can lead to development of chemical, toxic, ineffective conjunctivitis, uvetis, glaucoma, dry eye, and conjunctivitis discoloration. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Nail Paints

Nail Paints
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If you put dark colours like red and black and have them on for days, your nails will be damaged and will turn yellow. Furthermore, the acetone content in the nail paints can weaken your nails. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Talcum Powder

Talcum Powder
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The refreshing talcum powders which you use to smell good have a toxic substance called silicates. The hazardous chemical may cause infection and allergies in the lungs. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Bleach Creams

Bleach Creams
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Bleaching creams which are used to lighten the skin tone and to hide unwanted facial hair can cause significant damage to the skin like redness, rashes, burning sensation, etc. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Waxing

Waxing
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To remove the unwanted hair from the body many women use wax. However, the process may cause redness of the skin, ingrown hair, rashes, and even minor bleeding. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Hair Colours

Hair Colours
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Many hair colours and dyes instead of giving you lustrous and smooth hair, can leave you bald, with an itchy scalp, swelling on the face, and breathing problems. One of the most hazardous chemicals found in hair dyes P-Phenylenediamine can cause diseases like cancer, neurotoxicity, irritation of the skin, etc. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Deodorants

Deodorants
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Many studies have proven how harmful deodorants and antiperspirants are for your skin. The usage may cause redness and irritation on the skin eventually leading to pigmentation. Image courtesy: Getty Images

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