“Did you know that putting chemicals on your skin can be far worse than ingesting them?
This is in large part because when you eat something the enzymes in your saliva and stomach help break it down and flush it out of your body.
When the chemical cocktail is delivered into your blood stream via your skin, however, it bypasses this built-in protective filtration process, so you have decreased protection against the toxins.
There are literally thousands of chemicals used in personal care products, and only a tiny fraction of them have ever been tested for safety.”
Read more on “Is Your Beauty Routine Causing Long-Term Health Damage?” by Dr. Mercola.
“The U.S. FDA has warned Allergan Inc. that the Web site for its eyelash thickener Latisse is misleading. The site downplays or fails to mention risks associated with the product.
The Latisse site either doesn’t mention potential side effects including bacterial eye infections, allergic reactions, excess hair growth outside the intended treatment area, and permanent changes in iris and eyelid pigmentation, or presents them in very small text.”
The following quotes are from “Being Beautiful Was Never So Environmentally Friendly” by Jesmine G. on care2.com.
“it’s not just the kinds of clothes you wear that determine your eco-fashion level (or lack thereof), but also how you buy, clean and take care of your clothes.”
“Not all companies are using sustainable practices and may just use any kind of green marketing as a way to attract environmentally friendly consumers.”
“Buying clothing made of organic cotton can help but not if the actual process of treating the shirt is as harsh as that used for regular cotton tees.”
“Did you know that most of those perfumes are made with chemicals that come from crude oil? That is not very safe, nor is it good for the environment. There is a better solution to make you feel good – organic perfumes and fragrances.” – read more here: “Organic Perfumes & Fragrances“.
I just found many articles that suggest that bras are linked to breast cancer. Just Google “Bras and Breast Cancer” and you will find them.
In fact, I think the problem is not the bras but the fabric we use to make bras. Bras made of 100% natural fibers such as cotton should be OK. If you know of any research on this topic, please discuss it here.
– by www.SixWise.com
“Fabric may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about living a healthier lifestyle, but it definitely should be considered. Even many “health nuts” don’t realize that synthetic fabrics are teeming with chemicals and dyes that cannot be washed out, making them a potential health hazard.”
Please read the full article here: The 6+ Synthetic Fabrics You Most Want to Avoid, and Why.
I think for intimate wear such as bras, underwear, tops, sweaters, shorts, pants, etc., 100% cotton ones are better. I switched to 100% cotton intimate wear recently when I got scabies after I wore a 100% polyester sweater.
The only problem I have is that it is hard to find 100% cotton bras. You may consider not wearing bras if you can not find 100% cotton bras and can afford not to wear bras. I have been doing that this summer. I feel very comfortable with that. When I did wear non cotton bras, I felt very uncomfortable.
I heard that bras made of synthetic fabric can cause breast cancer. I am not sure if it is true.