Ouch! That was my first reaction when I skim read through the info I picked up on skin care products. My first reason for doing all of this was to get out of town and find stuff that was cheaper and more cost-effective to keep in the bathroom, my personal beauty parlor, in other words. But it was like going around on a merry go round that never stopped and made me quite dizzy. Yes, really, the about turn on my reading was starting to make me dizzy.
I was both disgusted with the manufacturers of these products and disgusted with myself. First of all, if all these beauty products have been made this way for years in the full knowledge that they are dangerous to the unwitting public, why hasn’t anyone been brought to book? Why haven’t any of those rich dudes been brought to account for their reckless and murderous actions while thousands of women from around the world must suffer by only finding out much later in life that they’re quite sick and their doctors haven’t the foggiest idea why.
Secondly, I could have saved myself a lot of time and trouble myself. You know that old saying; if only. It’s usually only belted out when damage is already done and it seems as though it’s too late to solve problems. And do you remember that chat I had with you about calling on others to pep oneself up? Yes, on that day I had been to me mum but it could so easily have turned into another row. She seemed bitter and disappointed with her only daughter, and I was on the verge of conceding to myself; well, who can blame her.
Well, that was then and this is now, and I’ve been telling myself over and over again; no more. Positive words can imbibe positive actions. Positive things happen to positive people and all of that. All I said to my mum was that it was useless going back to the past. Nothing to be done about it. And best to move on in life. And so here we are. I wonder what the old girl would say when I read this note out aloud to her now.
I already know what her line of argument will be. Look at me; I look bloody good for my age, not a single thing wrong with me. But go back to her another time and what will you get; more groaning and moaning about her aches and pains and the vagaries of ageing in her time of life. She was always wont to tell me about how the little things in life make all the difference. Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves. Pennywise and pound foolish.
She and my brother seem to think that my college degree is nothing more than useless piece of paper. If it wasn’t for that I wouldn’t be sitting here blogging to you today. If it wasn’t for learning how to read and write properly, I wouldn’t have discovered the things I have now. Lucky for me, I’m young enough to make a difference in my life. I can make a positive difference in other people’s lives too. That may take some time and then still; more and more people must turn their attention to the internet and start reading up about the things you and I know today.
Yes, you can make a difference too. You can start reading those product labels at the supermarket the next time you go shopping for your toiletries and beauty products. You can start telling others about the horrific things these products can do to our bodies. You can also share your joy at acquiring new knowledge on things we were all ignorant about before. Like once upon a time when my mum was a child, babies came from storks, and that sort of thing.
Oi, oi, oi, I’ve given you a mouthful so far, haven’t I. Well, no matter, it’s called personal blogging and it’s the thoughts that count, right. Hope you’ve been enjoying my rant so far. Time to close off with some useful info on your beauty product packs, soon to be ditched in recycling retainers down at your nearest pharmacy.
When you see that dirty word, ring the alarm bells. Because when experts tell us that a certain shampoo we’re using is possibly carcinogenic, it means that it could cause cancer. This would mainly have to do with the chemical ingredients included in a beauty product. For instance, the chemical benzyl acetate is still found on the beauty product shelves in many developing world countries. It is found in makeup, skin and personal care products. It can cause cancer and even damage the lungs.