We all love to look beautiful in front of others. Being a girl we love when people praise about our beauty .To show ourselves gorgeous the cosmetics products become our bae .specially in a time of competition and perfection we all want look gorgeous in the eyes of others. These days people give more preference to outer beauty in the world of glamour and to compete in the race to look beautiful ,women often use cosmetics and not all women aware of the cosmetic and personal care products posses various chemicals.
The beauty product you use can negatively affect your hormones. A new study has discovered links between chemicals that are widely used in cosmetic and personal care products and changes in reproductive hormones. As part of the study, a total of 509 urine samples were collected from 143 women aged 18 to 44 years, free of known chronic health conditions and birth control methods. This was done to measure environmental chemicals that are found in personal care products, such as parabens, which are antimicrobial preservatives, and benzophenones, which are are ultraviolet filters. These are usually found in cosmetic products.
This multi-chemical approach more closely reflects real world environmental exposures and shows that even low-level exposure to mixtures of chemicals may affect reproductive hormones level.
Another neteworthy finding of the study is that certain chemical and UV filters were associated with decreased reproductive hormones in multi-chemical exposures, while others were associated with increases in other reproductive hormones, underscoring the complexities of these chemicals.
Pollack, head of the study said, “This study is the first to examine mixtures of chemicals that are widely used in personal care products in relation to hormones in healthy, reproductive age women. It was multiple measures of exposure across the menstrual cycle, which improved upon research that relied on one or two measures of chemicals”.
“what we should take away from this study is that we need to be careful about the chemicals in the beauty and personal care products we use. We have early indicators that chemicals such as parabens may increase estrogen levels. If this finding is confirmed by additional research, it could have implications for estrogen dependent disease such as breast cancer “.
The findings are present in the journal Internation Journal Environment International.