By Nasty - 30/08/2011 16:48 - United States
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If you want a good complexion I recommend not using harsh chemical products on your skin. And just about everything in face products contains bullshit irritants and carcinogens that only ruin whatever genetic chances of good skin you naturally have. If you wouldn't eat it don't put it on your face.
That's what you'd think, till you actually go through the ingredients. It's the same with food a lot of times. All the promises on the box mean nothing if the ingredients are the same shit they put in everything else. Too bad a lot of people don't realize that. One day they will. Soon, I hope!
See, here is the thing though, I wouldn't eat bar soap, mascara, shampoo, foundation, acne treatment.... But I'd use it. Some of those items are not necceseties, but they do what they say they'll do. If not i just try a different brand. Not everything can be natural. But that's ok.... Because I live in the 21st century & I've accepted that.
187, I suggest some reading on the "beauty" industry. I'm not against good hygiene and some makeup for the fun of it, but when people make it a necessity to use harsh products to cover up their mostly imagined imperfections, it becomes a problem as it only exaggerates the problem by damaging the skin and making it look even worse. That of course creates a vicious cycle, etc. But that's exactly what the beauty industry wants. Entire populations who barely have even water to wash their face with somehow manage to have perfect skin, and avoid a multitude of other problems that we in the western world struggle to find a "cure" for. Well, except the stench. But that's irrelevant here. Point is, just because we're in the 21st century doesn't mean we need to destroy ourselves with the poisons we created ourselves. Thumb me down all you want, it doesn't make you right.
Shrooms, we get the picture, now go back to hugging your tree and let us get back to the topic at hand. I agree, she does deserve it for not checking before using... Better yet, use a wash cloth! Just as effective, and you don't have to worry about dropping it and becoming bubba's new girlfriend.
Shrooms. I'm pretty sure what's on the label of most of my products that I use aren't harmful for me. The cleanser I use contains things like: coconut, aloe vera, citrus seed extract, primrose oil, milk thistle, blue green algae, jojoba oil, lavendar oil, lemon peel oil, etc. The toner I use is contains things like: cucumber, green tea leaf extract, prasley, tomato, bilberry, sugar cane, orange, etc. The moisturizer I use contains things like: goats milk, aloe vera, rose, witch haze, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, honey, clay, neem, chamomile, etc. The eye cream I use is and contains things like: royal jelly, seasamee, castor seed oil, eyebright, rosehip, witch hazel, matricaria, etc. I also use natural body wash, shampoo, conditioner and hair masks ( which contain a bunch of fruits, veggies, nuts, leaves, flowers, etc. On top of all these awesome ingredients all of my items are cheap at like $15-30. The most questionable items I use are my sulfur mask (it has a couple iffy ingredients) and my acne medication (differin). But the differin cleared up my cystic acne, so its whatever. IDC about your hippy conspiracy theories and hate for my products... My skin is completely flawless. When it becomes not flawless and can't be fixed by products I'll resort cosmetic procedures from a skilled surgeon :D.
and you're implying bars of soap don't have the same ingredients? The skin on your face is very sensitive, using body wash for your face strips any of the good oils from your face. Making it more prone to irritations more than anything. There is alternatives that are organic and natural that is healthy for your skin instead of harsh chemicals.
So 214 & 217 basically summed up everything I had to say. And not all girls are insecure about their flaws!! I wear make-up MAYBE twice a week!! (Church & a night out!) And I do depend on my face wash. It keeps acne & blemishes off my face, hence never feeling insecure or like I need cosmetic surgery!
Actually, those citrus extracts, witch hazel and some of those oils are irritants. They cause small amounts of damage to the cellular matrix in the skin and swell it up (the swelling fills in fine lines and tricks people into thinking it helps wrinkles for good). It just doesn't look bad because (I'm assuming that) you use them close to every day. They don't cause blemishes straight from the start, but they make your skin more subsceptible to sun damage and wrinkling. I don't doubt that your skin is good, though :) (source- Paula Begoun. I'm not pulling this out of my ass :) )