Archive for July, 2010

Here’s the dangerous cosmetics must see video

Yesterday we promised to bring you the new video from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Today we bring that video to you, it’s an absolute must see video.

It tells you all of the things we’ve been saying on this website, but it tells you much more graphically.

And of course it’s not just cosmetics but it’s your anti aging skin care products, beauty products, soaps and shampoos and deodorants and much more that are affected.

And if this has scared the pants off you, and you want to find SAFE and EFFECTIVE natural anti aging products from a company that has signed the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics pledge then you can find out about those products here.

Scary stuff isn’t it?

Lets hope our government gets off it’s hands and does something.

Skin sun damage can be reversed.

One of the biggest causes of aging skin is skin sun damage. Unfortunately the sun, whilst the giver of life to the planet is also, over time, damaging to your skin if you overdo it.

Over the last few decades it has become fashionable to get a suntan. Whilst a suntan may good look at it is actually a visible symptom of the damage that your skin has suffered from the actions of the sun when you were getting that suntan.

As your skin is more exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun it attempts to protect itself by producing a pigment which goes by the name of melanin. Melanin is a slightly darker brown than normal skin and so as the quantity of melanin builds up in your skin while you’re out in the sun you start to look a little browner.

This is a suntan. Unfortunately the cumulative effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin are one of the biggest causes, some say the biggest cause of skin sun damage over time. It actually has a technical name and is called photoaging.
skin sun damage
The skin does not just react to the ultraviolet radiation by producing melanin that makes you look browner. Sometimes your skin can produce melanin unevenly which can result in a mottled look from irregular pigmentation.

And UV damage can also cause a dilation of the skin blood vessels, also creating a mottled and reddish appearance.

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation can also damage some of the important components of the skin such as the elastin fibres which help keep your skin supple. As this occurs the elastin is less effective and your skin starts to stretch and sag.

Unfortunately the effects of sun damage to the skin are cumulative, meaning that the damage gradually builds up over time, and increases as you get older. Gradually your skin starts to look older, and you start to notice the effects in the mirror.

And of course excessive UV exposure can also lead to skin cancer.

Many people assume that because they do not lie on the beach sunbathing they will not be exposed to photo aging. Unfortunately though this is not necessarily the case. Your face is exposed to the sun every time you go outside, unlike the rest of your body. Whether you’re out shopping, driving the car, having a picnic or anything else where you are exposed to the sun, particularly in summer during the middle of the day, you are exposed to the actions of ultraviolet radiation and therefore photoageing.

Of course it’s impossible to avoid the sun, and you wouldn’t want to as is this also has negative health implications. But you need to understand the actions of photo ageing and to understand the importance of protecting your skin.

Whilst the use of sunscreens may be useful in some circumstances we recommend against using them every day, and also recommend against using anti aging skin care products containing sunscreen. Unfortunately sunscreens can also contain chemicals which may not be good for us, just like many other cosmetics and skin care products, as we have pointed out on this website before.

Using a sunscreen occasionally may be okay but to wear one all day every day may not be a great idea.

When outdoors wear a hat at all times in the summer. This helps substantially.

It is possible to reverse skin sun damage. Whilst you will not return your skin to how it looked when you are 18 it is possible to find excellent natural anti aging skin products that do not contain harmful chemicals in so many modern skin care products and cosmetics and which are very effective at helping reverse the effects of sun damage on the skin.

So remember. Forget about sun tanning, it may lead to skin cancer at worst and photo ageing of your skin. Protect your skin from the ultraviolet radiation of the sun and use high quality anti aging skin care products that do not contain harmful chemicals to help reverse sun damage to the skin.

The sun is the giver of life to all of us, but do not assume because of that the more sun exposure is better than less.

To find out more about skin sun damage click here.

Dangerous ingredients in cosmetics video coming, here’s a teaser

For quite some time we have been warning our readers about the risks posed by chemical and petrochemical ingredients in a wide range of anti aging products and cosmetics as well as other personal, health and beauty products such as shampoos, toothpastes and deodorants.

If this is the first time that you’ve visited our site, and if this comes as news to you, then the sad news is that there is a wide range of big name personal products such as skin care products and cosmetics and more which contain harmful ingredients.

These ingredients include petrochemical products, in other words products derived from the distillation of crude oil, such as mineral oil.

And many of these chemicals which are found in so many of the anti aging skin care products and cosmetics that you may use every day have been linked to a wide range of health concerns including cancer.

There is a new video coming out which is produced by the Campaign Safe Cosmetics, an organisation dedicated to publicising this problem and to seeking, however it can, to eliminate the problem of dangerous toxic chemicals in our personal products.

The new video is a 7 minute video. It’s not out yet however it does have a short teaser for you to watch, and we put the teaser below.

Watch the video, and wait for the 7 minute story which is coming out soon. And don’t forget to read the rest of our website to find out more about dangerous ingredients in anti aging products and cosmetics, and where you can buy safe and effective natural anti aging skin products.

Keep your eye out on our site for the 7 minute video. We’ll put it here as soon as we are able.