There have been many discussions on the subjects of the chemicals in cosmetics, but very few solutions to the problems in the beauty industry. The biggest reasons for these problems are the lack of transparency in the industry and marketing myths. These issues have been discussed on numerous sites across the web, and this article will discuss one of them, namely that the use of chemicals in the beauty industry leads to poor mental health.
Many people are aware that there is a problem with the ingredients in the beauty industry and how they affect their body chemistry and health. However, they are completely unaware that the effects of these chemicals are more than just what is imagined. One type of chemical called parabens is known to cause depression, while another one called sodium laureth sulphate can cause changes in the brain and behavior. This article will explain why the problems in the beauty industry are caused by one type of chemical, while the solutions are more likely from one or more of the other ingredients used.
Many individuals have come to believe that “natural” is better than “chemical”, but this belief is misleading at best. Just because something is labeled as natural doesn’t mean it is safe. It can be a completely synthetic product which is harmful to your mental health, and it can even lead to serious side effects like cancer. Chemical additives in products are known to cause allergic reactions, which include rashes, breathing problems, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headaches, and even death. On the flip side of this though, these same chemicals are used in a wide variety of beauty products that are labeled as “natural”.
Another key reason that consumers struggle with the idea of “natural” and “organic” is because these terms do not exist. A perfect example of this is the term “organic”. Not only does this word not exist in any dictionary, but it has been heavily marketed by various companies that wish to promote their products as “all-natural”. Despite the fact that many of these companies have heavily promoted their products as “organic”, it is still a synthetic product created using chemicals and additives. This is why consumers struggle so much with understanding the difference between “natural” and “organic”.
The third reason that the beauty industry struggles is because many consumers have a difficult time understanding and accepting changes in their body expectations. This is especially true with young girls who have incredibly high body expectations. The recent trend for little girls to wear high cut leotards and bare midriffs to expose their smooth skin is a perfect example of this. While this subculture may enjoy the attention it gets, this type of fashion has a detrimental effect on young girls’ self esteem. It’s difficult for them to understand why the media obsesses on their bodies when they themselves are never satisfied with their own. In order to break through the chattering sound of mainstream consumers, the beauty industry must begin to teach young girls that they can be beautiful without being obsessed with their appearance.
Finally, there is another major problem with the beauty industry that goes beyond the use of harmful chemical ingredients. Namely, the use of color additives and preservatives in the products. Although color additives are necessary for many cosmetics, they have proven to be detrimental in the last few years. These color additives have caused an increased amount of cancer among consumers who use such products. Unfortunately, the cosmetic industry refuses to acknowledge the fact that their use of color additives and preservatives is leading to more health problems for consumers like you and I.