If someone were to ask you if you want to be exposed to chemical gases on a daily or weekly basis, what would you say? Harmful chemicals and gases are placed in aerosol beauty and cosmetics products that can damage not only your skin, hair, and lungs, but also the people and the environment around you.
Aerosol gases are used to propel product in cosmetics and are derived from petroleum and natural gas. These gases are commonly known as LPG’s (butane, propane, isobutane). These LPG’s are colourless, odorless gasses that can do a lot of damage that you wouldn’t normally expect when used indirectly.
Aerosol Cans & Cosmetics
Aerosol cans used in the cosmetic world are generally used for dry shampoo, hairspray, deodorizers, hair mousse, sunblock, self-tanner, etc. For example, dry shampoo and hairspray are commonly placed in an aerosol can. As these cans have a propellant to force chemicals out of the can into the air, these gases can cause harmful side effects including
- Mood swings
- Scalp Issues
- Hair Loss
- Environmental Effects
Tips to Use Aerosol Gases In a Safer Way
If you love that certain aerosol hairspray or self-tanner, here are some tips to be safer while using them:
- Use in a well-ventilated space
- Read safety directions
- Consider using non-aerosol alternatives for lotions, creams, deodorants, deodorizers, household items, and hair products
Next time your beauty shopping, pick up a non-aerosol alternative to your routine and give your body and the environment a break!
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