Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo have discovered lipsticks are bad for health. They found that a lot of lip products contain hard paraffin, a substance that ruins teeth enamel.
Makeup products use a little amount of paraffin, but, if applied regularly, this could lead to caries, according to the head of research group, Antonio Habier.
Paraffin firmly sticks to the surface of teeth, gluing infinitesimal particles of food, which creates a breeding ground for the reproduction of infectious bacteria. You can erase paraffin leftovers only by repeatedly brushing your teeth.
Regular use of lipstick leads to more infectious bacteria, making tiny cracks in the enamel. Those cracks are invisible to your eyes, and you won’t be aware of decaying process until you notice large cavities of decay. So the experts recommend women who often retouch their lips to provide more protection for their teeth.
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