These are carcinogenic ingredients in your cosmetic products

You would be surprised to discover that almost all beauty and body care products, such as shampoo or shower gel, contain substances that, according to studies, are present in 99% of cancer cells. These are parabens who are, in most cases, associated with cancer. Find out how you can protect against them!

The most used parabens
Certainly their name is known to you, especially if you are familiar with the labels of the products: methylparaben, ethylparaben and butylparaben. They are used as preservatives in the most commonly used daily care products such as shampoo, hair conditioner, shower gel, make-up products, deodorants, body and face creams, and shaving creams.

Parabens behave like estrogen
This is the main reason they are considered to be so damaging. Studies have revealed that an excessive amount of estrogen is one of the causes of breast cancer. Muscle mass is reduced, fat deposits, especially those in the abdomen, are increasing, and the negative effects affect women as well as men who can develop gynecomastia (breast enlargement).

The effects of parabens on the body
In many studies conducted over the years, it has been found that most of the parabens are present in the tissues near the armpits, implicitly near the breasts, where the tumors are usually formed.

How can you protect yourself?
It’s quite difficult to do this, but not impossible. You should opt for products that contain natural ingredients. Get used to paying attention to the ingredients on the label and knowing the harmful ones.

Here’s what you should avoid:
– methylparaben
– ethylparaben
– propylparaben
– butylparaben
– benzylparaben

Other harmful ingredients
Due to the fact that people started to become aware of the danger they are exposed when using paraben-containing products, large companies have marketed products advertised as being free of parabens. However, this can not be a guarantee that the other ingredients used are not harmful. If aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, mercury, lead, nickel or selenite are among the ingredients on the label, it’s better to give up on these products.