Bad reaction to chapstick!
Blog post posted by Natural Skincare Authority on January 15, 2010 at 10:19pm
Well today we received a submission form from Ilse where she details a very negative reaction unmistakably linked to her use of Chapstick. Ilse has kindly agreed to share this story with our forum members to raise the awareness the hazardous effects of some products.
Ilse tells her Chapstick story below:
"I have been experiencing lip swelling and tiny bumps after using "chapstick"...I had been using it for years before this started...but within this past year I noticed that whenever I apply it, my lips started to swell and burn, then little bumps would appear. I thought it was something I ate and had a bad reaction too. But last night, after not using chapstick for a month, I tried it again...sure enough, this morning (Jan. 14 2010) my lips are once again swollen, irritated with little bumps, and burning. It is definitely caused by this product. What the heck is IN this product???"
That is a fantastic question Ilse. Knowing what is in the skincare products we apply to our largest organ, our skin, is crictical to achieving good health. The ingredients in skincare products are ingested by our bodies, and when chemicals, toxins, or any other hazardous substances are applied to our skin, our bodies will try to give us a signal to let us know of the damaging effects taking place.
Luckily for Ilse, she was able to ascertain immediately, this time, that her body is being harmed by the chemicals and toxins (unnatural substances). However Ilse used an excellent method to determine whether the reaction was in fact caused by the Chapstick, she abstained from using the product, allowed her body to fully recover and remove this product from her system, and then she trialled the Chapstick again. This is precisely how food allergies and intolerances can be determined and is an excellent way to test skincare products too.
Unfortunately however, much of the damage from continued ingestion of chemicals and toxins over your lifetime is happening on the inside, and therefore only known once the problem has manifested to a point where medical tests are involved!
Tomorrow, we will look at each ingredient in Chapstick and try to get an understanding of what may have caused this reaction for Ilse.
If you have had a reaction to Chapstick, or any other skincare product, let us know here or in Real Product Experiences.
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