According a study conducted by The Journal Of Environmental Health Perspectives, chemical contents in skin creams and make-up increase significantly the risk of diabetes in women users.
These chemicals, called phthalates (also found in bottles), is linked to increased risks of developing diabetes.
The research, the aim of which was to examine the link between phthlates absorption and diabetes, was conducted on a group of 2,350 women participants who use cosmetics daily.
The participating women’s blood and urine were measured for levels of phthalate. The results of this research indicated that women with high phthalate levels had a double incidence of contracting diabetes as compared with women with low levels of phthlates.
Ladies, take your health in your own hands. Find out how your beauty products rank in terms of safety. The Environmental Working Group has put together a big database that is dedicated to cosmetics. The website is http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
When all is said and done, it all boils down to this: The more you are “chemical-free”, the more chances you have of being “disease-free”.
Helen Chow ND
Urinary Phthalate Metabolite Concentrations and Diabetes among Women in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2008, Environmental Health Perspectives July 2012