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Why the world would end without beauty products?

From the day we are old enough to recognize ourselves in the mirror, we are concerned about our looks. Five years old girl want to dress up like snow white and a pre teenage boy want to have a hair cut like his role model. Why? Because the media, promotions have hypnotized not only our brains but our child’s brain too. We believe that beauty products are our synonyms.

Newsstands in all countries are cluttered with magazines, targeting people of different ages, gender, and sexual preference, counselling their readers on methods to improve their looks. A typical example is the cover page of a lifestyle magazine for women offering advice on “Glow this season with these beauty hacks.” One of its counterparts advertise and counsels men on how to “Get fairer and handsome in five easy steps”.

Why the world would end without beauty products?

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Beauty products play a very important role in any man / woman life. To look beautiful and attractive, a woman adorns various kinds of cosmetics. They wear different makeup in different situations believing these products enhance their looks, self image and boost confidence level. Women also believe makeup lays their social impression. Women with makeup in corporate are considered to be healthier and suitable for better profiles than women without makeup. Looking at this, it is no wonder why will somebody miss out to beautify himself/herself.

Statistics on Beauty products

Studies have forecasted the beauty product market of US alone will be around 60 billion dollars in 2016. Surveys  have proved that one women on an average spends $15,000 (INR 10, 00,000 – INR 11, 00,000/-) on beauty products in her life time. 4 out of every 5 women, of age group between 16 -65 years, wears make up every day. Not only this, average man/women spends more than 20 -40 minutes per day on makeup, grooming and styling themselves.

Looking at these statistics, now imagine what would happen to the market and more over to our generation without these beauty products. We people are so much addicted to these beauty products, clothes, perfumes etc, that without them, we will have existential crisis.

Natural or chemical base beauty products – Choice is yours!

From the time you get up till you sleep, your fingers switch from one beauty product to other. Be it shampoo, cream, lotions, body butters soaps etc. These beauty products are not a modern invention. The history lasts back to 10,000 years, the time when Kohl was used in Ancient Egypt to accentuate the features and face appearances. The beauty “Cleopatra” used to bathe in milk to soften and whiten her skin. But in ancient era all these recipes were natural but what now?

According to a poll conducted by Huffington and Yougov in 2013, 50-60% of women admitted using at least one beauty product a day. On an average these beauty products/ cosmetics contain more than 13,000 chemicals and out of it, 168 of them are used by women daily. Aren’t these numbers shocking? They are definitely scary for me! They made me think what I am doing to myself.

Natural or chemical base beauty products

Are these chemicals base beauty products dangerous?

The regular beauty products available in market, contain chemicals like Parabenes, formaldehydes, aluminium, Triclosan, Phthalates, Lead, nickel, cobalt cadmium etc. These chemicals are multi functional and  are used in manufacturing, production, cosmetic industries. In cosmetic industry, quantity as well as quality of ingredients in product matters. When used in appropriate amounts they act as anti microbial, heal gingivitis, inflammation etc. But when in excess can disrupts hormonal balance, impairs muscle contractions, imparts birth defects, cause cancer, and reduce bacterial resistances.

A lay man cannot understand the quantities mentioned on the products nor he is clear with the recommended amounts. So, how to decide?

The only options are either by gaining the complete knowledge of what is what or by switching to complete natural beauty products.

What are natural beauty products?

Natural beauty products are those which contain ingredients directly derived from plants or minerals, with minimum or no processing.

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Benefits of using natural beauty products

  • Eco friendlyThe manufacturing of chemical based products puts those chemicals and by products into air and water, causing air and water pollution whereas natural products involve less processing and hence less pollution.
  • Rid from Chemicals & Skin Allergies – The chemicals, artificial colors in these readily available products can lead to skin itching, burning, allergies, redness etc whereas natural beauty product in favor of your skin rather than against it.
  • Protect nose from fragrances– Majority of people buy beauty product only after smelling them, similar to the way people eat with eyes before ordering food. While smelling these chemical and artificial fragrances not only go into nose but also lungs and your body. These toxic chemicals and fragrances can have severe effects on body. Whereas natural beauty products contain essential oils and perhaps they are one of the best natural perfumes in the world and the most concentrated in terms of aroma.
  • No Side effects and are gentle on skin

So at last, I will ask question – why are you worried only about food, whether it is organic or not. What about your skin? Are your daily care products natural or chemical base? Choice is completely yours to continue with these chemical based products or switch to the natural alternates. Take an action before it’s too late.