Women have been putting their health and livelihood on the line for centuries in order to be beautiful. That’s crazy, you may say to yourself. However, how crazy is it really?
- Makeup– many of the makeup currently on the shelves have not been evaluated by the FDA, and may not only be carcinogenic, but may cause other health issues, including abnormal pregnancy.
- Tanning– 95 percent of American’s understand the risks (cancer, premature aging, etc.) of tanning. However, over half still do it because it makes them feel beautiful.
- Tattooing and Body Piercing– This is a popular fad, yet some tattoo artists do not use safe inks (car paint, industrial-grade pigment, etc.), and there is always a possibility of acquiring hepatitis B, C, or HIV.
- Botox– Botulism has been used in toxic warfare, and today, people insert it into their skin as if it were candy. It may not be fatal, but by some cultural standards, this practice would be considered crazy.