Some people are so obsessed with beauty that they spend their last penny on creams or put on make- up to achieve different looks at different times. These days, it’s not surprising to see beauty – conscious women doing those tried and tested tips like putting mayonnaise on the hair, cucumbers on the eyes and even milk or eggs on the face. All these for the sake of beauty.
Undoubtedly, cosmetics has played an important role in women’s lives. Superficial or not, most spend endless hours being scrubbed, massaged, exfoliated and made up like a butterfly. You have beauty products for having lovely eyes, sweet fragrances, oil-free foundations, dyes, anti-ageing creams, moisturizers, powders, lipsticks, among others.
“But one should be careful,” explains dermatologist Glibenette Tapang – Panlaqui. “Contact dermatitis to cosmetics is common nowadays due to the wide range of products available in the market. The leading cause of skin reactions due to cosmetics is fragrances. Other causes are preservatives such as Bronopol, lanolin, and woolwax alcohols.”
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