Safe Makeup: Mineral Not as Safe as You Think?
The toxic cosmetic world is constantly changing. The minute you think you know about everything to avoid, something else surfaces as toxic. Now what, you ask? Mineral makeup! Yes, I know, this may hurt. Even I use it! So what is it about mineral makeup that makes it toxic?
Safe Makeup: But I Thought It Was Safe!
It’s mineral powder you should be careful of, especially mineral powder that contains titanium dioxide. Dr. Samuel Epstein discusses the dangers of powdered titanium dioxide in his book, Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Endanger Your Health and What You Can Do About It.
Safe Makeup: Do Not Inhale!
When you apply mineral powder, it is easily inhaled into the lungs because of the fine particle size. Studies show that titanium dioxide in powder form causes lung cancer in rodents. Many natural cosmetics brands contain this ingredient, still unaware of it’s dangers. Note: You only need to be concerned with titanium dioxide in powdered form. It’s perfectly safe otherwise.
Even Dr. Oz, a popular TV doc and writer, who I sometimes agree with and sometimes disagree with, has discussed the risks associated with mineral powders, especially fine particle mica. He also gives you three additional ingredients you should avoid and better alternatives. Click here to read his article. Dr Oz- The Price of Beauty
Safe Makeup Exists
Now that I know about this, I am discontinuing my use of powdered titanium dioxide. What to use, you ask? No fear, other options for safe makeup exist, including liquid makeup, pressed powder or cream foundation. You can still be beautiful….naturally! Click here for more ideas – Health Glow Foundation
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