There are a lot of things we don’t know about beauty monopolies. They have many secrets that we have no idea about. Almost everyone uses beauty products almost daily, but there are some secret things they never want you to know. We spend a lot of money on these types of products, and according to a survey, the average woman spends $ 15,000 on beauty products in her lifetime. That is a lot of money to spend nothing else on your face. So what are those top secrets that beauty monopolies don’t want you to know?

Secrets Beauty Monopolies Don’t Want You To Know

1. Cellulite creams don’t work

You may have cellulite creams that promise to reduce the lumpy look on your legs, thighs or other parts of your body, but it is not the case. It will hurt, but buying a lotion that promises to get rid of cellulite from your body forever is a waste of money. Many women have cellulite, and if these creams really work, the percentage of women with cellulite would be much lower, but it is not and 70% of women have cellulite, let’s say it is a natural part of the woman’s body, what if While certain dietary, beauty and exercise routines may be holistically diminished, it will never go away entirely.

2. Sunscreen is important

A secret of the beauty monopolies is that “anti-aging” gels, creams and products cannot reverse the effects and signs of aging. The only thing that has been shown to protect your skin from premature aging is sunscreen. Prevention is the number one key to aging. Sunscreen is very important and should be applied more than once during the day. Look for those that are not toxic to your skin.

3. You are losing money on luxury brands

The difference between luxury brands and their drugstore counterparts is mostly the packaging. Beauty companies often use the same product and just wrap it differently to make it look more expensive for fancy stores (like using glass packaging) or less expensive for pharmacies (like using plastic).

4. Most Age Defying Products Don’t Work

Most of the products designed to help erase the signs of aging are the marketing hype. Studies show that if the products do not contain a derivative of vitamin A, such as retinol or retinaldehyde, and also L-ascorbic acid, they will not work.

5. The terms “non-comedogenic” and “hypoallergenic” are false.

They generally mean absolutely nothing in terms of product features and are not scientifically applied. There are no government guidelines for testing these products and the words are cleverly concocted or misapplied by the marketing industry to make a product appear “cleaner.”

6. Your products may not be safe

What you can’t know is that your governments don’t review the safety of cosmetics before they go to market. The work is left to the individual companies and, unfortunately, they are doing a poor job. In the United States alone, fewer than a dozen chemicals have been banned compared to Europe, which has banned more than 1,100.

7. Organic is not equal to safe

Federal standards exist only for organic products made from agricultural products, not chemicals. Many organic products still contain ingredients that can be harmful to your skin and body.

8. Sprays are good for you

They contain harmful fumes that reach your lungs, head, and bloodstream. It is best to spray the product on your hands first and then apply if you choose to use such a product.

9. Your lipstick may contain lead

In 2012, the FDA found that 400 lipstick shades had traces of lead. Although it is not clear how these amounts of the toxic metal can affect your health, it is probably best to avoid any product that contains it.

10. You must spend your money on good brushes

Even the best makeup will look bad with low-quality brushes that are sold in abundance in beauty supermarkets. Invest in the best you can afford so that your makeup remains even and can be applied correctly.

11. The word “fragrance” can mean “chemical storm”

Cosmetics companies are allowed to use the word fragrance instead of the exact chemical list in the product. The safe cosmetics campaign found an average of 14 chemicals in 17 brand-name fragrance products.

12. Fragrance-free is not the same as fragrance-free

Even unscented products are allowed to contain “masked” fragrances designed to hide the odors of certain chemicals. Fragrances are considered top allergens that can also contain hormone disruptors. If you check the ingredients, see if the word “fragrance” is listed.

13. Your products may contain carcinogens

Two out of five beauty products contain formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. It is not understood exactly how formaldehyde can harm you, but you can avoid exposure to this horrible chemical by eliminating products that contain the following from their ingredient lists: DMDM ​​hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, or bronopol.

14. You don’t have to throw away your semi-empty mascara

As long as your mascara hasn’t expired (they last for three months), you can rescue it from an early death. If it is drying out, you can extend your mask for about a week by adding a couple of drops of saline solution to the tube. The beauty monopolies will never tell you that you can extend its use for another month through this tip, that translates into lost money for them.

15. Makeup base can make you look older

Don’t camouflage your flaws with foundation. It can accentuate wrinkles and make you look older. To create the illusion of younger looking skin, it is best to use concealer.

16. You don’t need creams and serums to remove redness

Choose a concealer with a little green in it and you will notice that your pink color disappears. As a bonus, a gold-toned concealer can also make you look younger. Not so many beauty products are necessary for this purpose.

17. You don’t need “glitter eye creams”

The trick to making your eyes appear fresh and awake is to line the upper edges of the eyes, (under the lashes) with a light colored eyeliner. A white or beige will create the illusion of larger eyeballs, thus making your eyes appear more awake.

18. Beauty monopolies test animals

Animals are still used to assess the safety of cosmetics and personal care products – like lipstick, mascara, shampoo, and colognes. An estimated 500,000 mice, guinea pigs, rats and rabbits suffer and die in these tests each year around the world. Every ingredient in a cosmetic or personal care product that needs to be tested can be run through numerous and cruel tests. Pain relief is rarely provided and the animals used are always killed at the end of each test.

19. You don’t need a huge palette of eyeshadow designed for each eye color

If you have blue or green eyes, use a shade that has shades of brown, copper, bronze, plum, or terra cotta. It is best to highlight brown eyes with blues, purples and greens. Wild colors are fun from time to time, but for a simple look, it’s the easiest to stick with the colors that complement you the best.

20. Using an astringent can make your face even more oily

When natural oils are stripped from your face, you signal your body to make even more oil, so avoid the dry treatments of most alcohol-based astringents. A better option would be to use an alcohol-free toner to help counteract dryness and maintain a proper pH.

21. Dust can make you look older

If you’re middle-aged or older, it’s usually best to skip the powder. It can get into your wrinkles and make you look older.

22. No need for fancy and expensive foot creams

The best way to soften your feet is to mix some homemade natural Vaseline into your body lotion every day, apply liberally to your feet before bed, and put on your socks.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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