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What ingredients in makeup and cosmetics should be avoided?

What ingredients in makeup and cosmetics should be avoided?

Sensitivity: I would advise seeking hypoallergenic cosmetics and changing them every several months to minimize bacterial contamination. Mineral based products genrally are less likely to promote bacterial growth. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Cosmetics (Definition)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more


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Do cosmetic products, for example moisturizers, contain dangerous chemicals? If so, what kind of moisturizer should one use, if any? What to avoid?

Do cosmetic products, for example moisturizers, contain dangerous chemicals? If so, what kind of moisturizer should one use, if any? What to avoid?

Controversial: There's many chemicals in our products, & though fda approved them in small doses, we are using them daily, large amounts, & in combinations, so the toxic effects are cumulative. Website about this info is ewg.Org/skindeep. The short list: avoid parabens, pthalates, sulfates, bha&bht, & sodium lauryl sulfate. You need a moisturizer that's suitable for your skin's needs. I like organicjojobaoil. ...Read more

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What are side effects of laser skin resurfacing for acne scars? Should it be avoided for its side effects? Is it considered a cosmetic operation?

What are side effects of laser skin resurfacing for acne scars? Should it be avoided for its side effects? Is it considered a cosmetic operation?

Depends: If the scars are bothering you the laser resurfacing with something like a fractionated co2 laser can help but there is a little downtime . In general a good result is considered 505 reduction of scars and may need several treatments. Side effects include developing infections bacterial , viral and fungal so you have to follow post care instruction. Also scar and pigment changes see a physician ...Read more

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What defines a kosher cosmetic?

Kosher cosmetics: Interpretations of kashrus & halachic law vary tremendously, so always consult with your own rabbi, but... In general, everyday makeup is kosher if it doesn't contain products from or tested on unclean animals. Shabbos makeup should be powdered & applied dry (to avoid dyeing on shabbos) and colors should not be mixed on the same brush, and for pesach, makeup also must not contain any chametz. ...Read more

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Why would my food tast like perfume?

Why would my food tast like perfume?

Unknown: Taste is strange. It can be due to a sinus infection. It can be caused by medications, especially nose sprays. ...Read more

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I slept in my cosmetic contacts. What could this do?

I slept in my cosmetic contacts. What could this do?

Irritate cornea: Your body will try and wash out objects placed on the cornea, so excessive tearing may actually dry out your cornea, the outermost layer of your eyeball. It coul also get scratched, become red and painful after being moved about while your eyes are moving when you sleep (rapi eye movement, or rem sleep). ...Read more

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What is botox cosmetic?

What is botox cosmetic?

What is Botox?: Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles. For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines. ...Read more

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Are all cosmetics safe?

Are all cosmetics safe?

No: When you say all, the answer is always no. There are cosmetics that can cause skin irritaion, rash, etc. On some people. ...Read more

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Are cosmetics safe for you?

Safe Cosmetics: Depends on whether you have allergies to particular substances that may be in a cosmetic and the amount of allergen the cosmetic may contain. Consider going to a physicial who treats allergies to be evaluated if there is a history in your family or if you believe you have an allergy to cosmetics or if you have had an allergic reaction in the past. ...Read more