Take Care of Your Skin You’re In….

I am having coffee this morning and being in the “All Natural Bath and Body” business read often… You can never research enough in this area! 

I use AOL for my email and on the front is an article for “ADVICE & TRENDS” page…  the article is called “The Ten Commandments” ….

Number II on the list is “Thou Shall Never Be Shiny Again”….     Here it is so read for yourself below!

“Thou shalt use hairspray to lengthen the life of foundation. If your foundation tends to wear off before you’ve stepped out of the house, try lightly spritzing hairspray onto your face before applying. Hair isn’t the only thing hairspray keeps in place, hairspray is perfect for keeping foundation from wearing off.” — Brittany Chojnowski (Cleveland, OH)  

Please tell me that no one is doing this!!  I can not believe that you would put those chemicals all over your delicate facial skin…   I really am shocked at this!

First off you are putting foundation or powder on your face which has pores… these pores need to breath…  this skin is alive and grows and breaths!!    This is not plastic or saran wrap here you are covering!!  Also, with the hairspray being used as a wetter (with chemicals)  do you realize how this is active as cork blockers to your pores???   What insanity here!!

Now let me get you the information of the chemicals you are spraying all over your face!!  Read below:    <sigh>     (Wikipedia – Hair Spray)

One of the polymers used is polyvinylpyrrolidone, which is also used to glue the layers of wood in plywood together. A non-water soluble polymer called polydimethylsiloxane is added to make the hold last a bit longer (the polyvinylpyrrolidine is water soluble). Pytocalcious chemicals are another family of ingredients in hair spray, which increase the amount of minerals in the hair’s root causing the hair to become stiff.

Other polymers used in plastic-based hairsprays are copolymers with vinyl acetate and copolymers with maleic anhydride.

Some hair sprays use natural polymers and solvents like vegetable gums dissolved in alcohol. One popular ingedient is gum arabic is made from the sap of certain trees that grow in the Sudan. Gum tragacanth is another herbal gum that is used to stiffen calico and crepe, as well as hair.

Japanese scientists have recently found strains of bacteria, Microbacterium hatanonis, that have evolved to live in hair spray.

Now I ask you do you really want this stuff sprayed on your face!!     Please tell me you won’t do this!!     I have been researching for a while now the most natural of oils to use on mature skin for night serum and to see this article just astounded me!  

If you want fresh natural looking skin..  a gentle all natural goats milk soap, witch hazel for toner where needed on face, all natural of course and then a very light moisture for your skin that is alive and growing new cells all the time….

Do you want your skin to look like a monster’s when you are in your 50’s or 60’s?    What a shame…   Now think about it …  if your skin ages faster if you smoke, drink heavy or do not use sun screen how do you think it will look if it is sprayed every day with hair spray!  EEEEEKKKK……

Now for the zinger here!!   Read below….    (from Wikipedia – Hair Spray) 

Hair spray is extremely flammable, more so before it is dry. The result of ignition is moderate to serious burns to the hair, head and upper torso, sometimes resulting in death.

Well I sure hope that those of you that do try to spray your skin with hairspray –  don’t smoke…..  

Carole Kenna-Nelms
CKN Soaps & Sundries



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