Lipsticks Can Be Dangerous

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You may be using a so-called, “Natural lipstick,” but unfortunately not all lipstick companies are on the up and up when it comes to lipstick ingredients.

Some of the largest make up companies in the world fill their products with chemicals that are not so nice. In fact, some women say that certain lipsticks make them break out in sores along the top and bottom of the lips or even burn their lips. People say that they do not have sensitive lips when they use the Longest Lasting Lipsticks from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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If you follow the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE blog, you will know that lipstick companies often use lead as a base in their lipsticks. Lead can be dangerous as it is a neurotoxin. Neurotoxins can cause serious health problems, even in small doses. However, it isn’t just the lead that causes problems.

Some lipsticks contain methylparaben, which is a preservative that is outlawed in some countries because it can disrupt your endocrine system and may be linked to cancer.

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Propylparaben is another ingredient that is often used in lipsticks. Propylparaben can irritate your eyes and skin and cause serious problems. Recent studies indicate that it may cause endocrine disruption and cancer.

Retinyl Palmitate, a synthetic Vitamin A, may be toxic to women who are pregnant.

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Colorants, such as D&C Red 22 Aluminum Lake and D&C Red 36 are posing health concerns as these colorants that are typically tested on animals and have been linked to nervous system damage.

Tocopheryl Acetate or Vitamin E acetate is used in a number of makeup and skin care products including foundation, moisturizer, and lipstick. If you use a product that contains Tocopheryl Acetate, your skin or lips can burn or itch. This chemical additive can also cause skin blistering, scaling, and hives.

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Thankfully, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE only uses natural herbs and minerals in its natural skin care line and that includes the Longest Lasting Lipsticks.

The Longest Lasting Lipsticks by SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE are completely natural with no added chemicals. The Longest Lasting Lipsticks from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE are not tested on animals and contain Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to moisturize your lips. Best of all you can eat, kiss, and drink and your Longest Lasting Lipsticks by SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will stay on your lips, not on your napkin, glass or cup!

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Thanks to the Longest Lasting Lipsticks from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, women who could never wear lipstick in the past are now able to.

If you are concerned about chemicals and toxins in your lipsticks and skin care products order all natural products and lipsticks from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Good Skin Care Starts Early

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Good skin care should start at an early age for both boys and girls as teaching good skin care habits when your kids are younger will not only show them how to take care of their skin, but also give them great looking skin for the rest of their lives.

Just like other healthy habits, such as brushing, flossing, and eating a well-balanced diet, a good skin care routine should also be incorporated into habits for life.

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It’s never too early to practice good skin care. If your kids keep it up, or if you are a teen and take care of your skin with all natural skin care products, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you will look amazing by the time you are in your 40’s.

While you may come from a family with exceptional genes, it may not help your skin when you get older, especially if you do not practice a good skin care routine. The way that your skin ages will depend quite a bit on your genetic makeup, however environmental factors, such as smoking and too much sun will age you faster than a 29 year old who has been taking care of his or skin for years.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE recommends that you start your kids off with a simple yet effective good skin care routine in the morning and before bed. This will ensure that your kids are getting a good start when it comes to wrinkled and damaged skin.

Skin will begin to start aging when boys and girls are young. In fact, freckles are usually the first sign that your child has had too much exposure to the sun.

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Teaching good skin care to your kids when they are young should start with gentle cleansing and of course sun protection. It is quite easy to encourage young children about sun protection than it is to try to tell a teenager how bad an indoor tanning salon is.

If you would like to start teaching your children healthy habits order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE to help encourage your kids into practicing good skin care. Order your SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE products today.

Too Little Protein can Cause Wrinkly Skin

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If you are always on the go and find yourself neglecting your skin because of time, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has the answer. When you purchase the organic skin care line of products online from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, all you need is five minutes in the morning and five minutes at night to keep your skin firm, healthy and glowing.

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Most people are aware that too much sun and not enough sleep can cause problems for your skin, but so can your diet.

If your meals contain foods that are known to cause inflammation such as margarine, vegetable oils, white bread, red meats, processed or sugary foods, your skin is not thanking you for it. Because these types of foods could cause inflammation, you could be accelerating wrinkles. If you want to prevent premature again, use a natural skin care product line, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, and load up on flaxseed, salmon, and avocados. Skip the canola, corn and sunflower oil and use coconut or olive oil instead as it can help your skin retain its soft and supple look.

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Every day it seems like scientists are coming up with more proof that you really are what you eat, and that is certainly the case with protein. Recent studies have indicated that too little protein could cause cracks, wrinkles, and tears in your skin. Try to eat at least one protein food every meal. If you are a vegetarian, there are plenty of foods such as beans, spinach, mushrooms, lentils, green peas, quinoa, nuts, nut butter, chickpeas, and tofu. Other great protein sources for vegetarians include tempeh, edamame, leafy greens, kale, hemp milk, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and non-dairy milk such as almond or coconut.

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When it comes to healthy skin, it is important that you watch what you eat, consume plenty of protein and practice good skin care habits using a natural skin care product such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Order your skin care system online today.

Broccoli May Prevent Skin Cancer

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You really are what you eat, especially when it comes to your skin. Recent research indicates that broccoli is not just good for the rest of your body, but can do wonders for your skin, especially when it comes to protecting the largest organ in your body from skin cancer.

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Everyone knows that eating vegetables will provide you and your body with wonderful health benefits, but researchers are now saying that broccoli could help prevent skin cancer when applied directly to your skin.

The Pharmacology Department Cancer Center at the University of Arizona teamed up with a research team from John Hopkins University to determine how compounds found in broccoli, mainly sulforaphane, may help prevent skin cancer.

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The American Cancer Society explains that skin cancer is the most dangerous of all cancers in the United States with over 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year. Too much sun is the main reason people get skin cancer, especially the most aggressive, malignant melanoma, and although more people are aware of the dangers, there are still too many cases diagnosed each year.

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The research with broccoli began back in 2005 when the team of researchers started looking for better ways to prevent deadly skin cancer. What the team discovered, is that sulforaphane, found in broccoli, is an excellent candidate when it comes to skin cancer prevention.

In a pilot study that has been conducted for the past two years, the team has been testing a topical broccoli sprout solution to determine how effective it is when skin has been exposed to artificial light. The solution is safe for both oral and topical administration and is proving to be successful with sulforaphane being used for many other applications as well.

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The research has already indicated that sulforaphane is effective when it comes to blocking sunburns as many cases have shown that it induces the protective enzymes in your skin.

What the research team is hoping for is that people who have a weak immune system will be able to use the sulforaphane solution topically to help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

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Of course, staying out of the sun, wearing a hat and protective clothing along with a sunscreen and a good skin care system, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, can also help tremendously in the fight against skin cancer. Order your natural skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.