We’ve already covered Dr. Oz’s finding on how lip gloss ain’t exactly your friend when it comes to your health (petroleum jelly is a byproduct of oil drilling, and when you spread it on your lips, you end up eating it, which is essentially the same as drinking gasoline, or so he claims), but what he also mentioned yesterday on his show were two more secret killers you probably use everyday as a part of your makeup routine …Just say no to mineral makeup! Really? We find this pretty surprising. According to Dr. Oz: “The [mineral makeup] particles are so tiny they fall quickly through the air and can be inhaled easily into your lungs. These minerals get into the lungs and scar the lungs. Experts say the long-term use and inhalation of minerals in makeup can lead to inflammation, irritation, and lung disease in women and girls.” Whoa.
Second killer? Your wrinkle cream. News to us, but it actually causes more wrinkles: “In order to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, they plump up the skin by inflaming it with products that are actually irritating to the skin and break down collagen, encouraging more wrinkles down the road.” So, great. Now where does that leave me? Basically, says the Oz-man, look for products with “fragrance-free,” “color-free,” “Vitamin A-Retinol,” “Vitamin C,” or “Alpha Hydroxy Acid” to be safe. [Daily Health Web via Style.com]