Monday, March 15, 2010

Saving face: Don't let your cosmetics cause health problems

"We turn to cosmetics to look our very best, but sometimes all that lathering, slathering, powdering and painting can do more harm than good. Certain ingredients in personal care products can cause redness, itching, swelling, acne and other reactions in people who are sensitive to them. Preservatives, fragrances and dyes are common culprits. Some people are allergic to specific ingredients, but more commonly the problem is irritation, which can happen to anyone. Either way, it's wise to keep an eye on the ingredients you're smearing on your skin."

For more information on protecting your skin from cosmetic problems, click here.

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