(Mirror Daily, United States) – Most women, especially teenagers, choose their soaps and beauty products according to their smell or design. But researchers from Berkley University say that you should choose your soap wisely because it could cause severe hormonal imbalance.
From what researchers discovered, soap, shampoo, or other beauty products must be selected with much more attention paid to its ingredients than to its smell, or design.
According to the latest study, some makeup, soaps, shampoos and lotions may interfere with the body’s natural responses, creating an imbalance in hormone levels.
The study is in agreement with previous research that showed that the endocrine system is greatly influenced by the chemicals found in some cosmetics or hygiene products. The endocrine system is kind of the BIOS of the human body. It regulates how all the other processes work. And everybody knows that of the BIOS is affected, the entire computer goes AWOL.
In order to determine just how much influence chemicals in beauty products have on the human body, the researchers analyzed data collected from 100 volunteers that participated in the HERMOSA study.
Women, you better chose your soap wisely in the future, because the results were not favorable to intense-smelling, chemical-filled products.
The Hispanic teenagers that served as participants in the study were given a sample of beauty products that were free of chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, and triclosan.
All of the cited substances have been found to interfere severely with the proper functioning of the endocrine system. They were also linked to obesity, cancer, and neurobehavioral problems.
Urine tests collected before, during and after the experiment showed that harmful substances levels considerably dropped after the girls started using the chemical-free beauty and hygiene products.
According to the data provided by the researchers levels of diethyl phthalate decreased with 27 percent, methyl parabens with 44 percent, propyl parabens with 45 percent and triclosan with 36 percent.
Maritza Cardenas, the lead author of the study, declared that one of the primary goals of the research was to raise awareness on the dangers that the chemicals pose to women worldwide.
Cardenas chose to select teenage volunteers because teenage girls are statistically the most voracious consumers of beauty products.
But the risk of developing skin cancer, of having a hormonal imbalance is just not worth the sweet, orchid smell of some hygiene products. So ladies, choose your soap wisely from now on.
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