What is nanotechnology and the nanotechnology dangers? Can all natural beauty products get the same results without the risks?
What is nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is a branch of engineering. It deals with the nanoparticle. A nanoparticle is matter that is smaller than 100 nanometers.
How small are we talking here?
Well, a nanometer is one billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is dealing with the atom of matter usually so the individual molecules can be manipulated.
What are the nanotechnology dangers?
Size does matter as far as the body’s ability to handle these new nanoparticles is concerned.
The nanoparticles are so small in the anti aging skin creams that they are able to deliver the medicine deep into your skin. This is why you are able to see such dramatic results on the TV ads of these products. The active ingredients can penetrate the outer layer of your skin quite easily.
Toxicologists warn us of the nanotechnology dangers because of how they work.
Let me explain…
Your body has natural defenses for cleansing and detoxifying. Your body uses the sweet glands, liver, the kidneys and the lungs to excrete harmful toxins.
Your body can identify toxins and get rid of them. But, now with nanotechnology we have introduced particles so small that the body may just not be able to identify then and filter them out.
What you put on your skin is important. The skin is the largest organ of the body. It can and does; however, absorb substances that will then circulate throughout your body. That’s where the detoxifying comes in; but these micro particles escape.
All natural beauty products without nanoparticles offer effective all natural acne treatment. And the best anti aging cream would not pose a risk to your long term health.
How to identify products with harmful ingredients?
Avoid products using any of these red flag keywords in their promotion or literature:
* any form of nanoparticles
Check your skin care product or its ingredients in the database created by Skin Deep at www.cosmeticsdatabase.com.
We do know that toxicity increases the risk of disease. So if you can get similar results using natural and organic products, wouldn’t that be the better and safer way to go?