SLS or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a synthetic chemical that is widely used in cosmetic products. Sulfates, SLS, and other chemicals that are included in the products we use daily for our body, are chemicals that are very harsh and cause damage to our body. In fact, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is considered as a pesticide, and we are not aware that we are applying such chemical in our body. Harsh chemicals are used to remove or eradicate dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria in our body however, these chemicals are too dangerous that they are already intoxicating the body.
Actually, SLS has been found out to cause intoxication in the stomach, intestines, and liver. It also dries the skin and hair where it comes into contact, as well as, allergic reactions, irritation of the eyes, and hair loss or thinning of the hair. Other than that, it also has been found out to be positively poisonous to the nerve cells. Also, Sulfate can cause eye damage and worse, loss of sight.
However, SLS is not well known to be carcinogenic, but when combined to other chemicals, such as DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monnoethanolamine) and TEA (triethanolamine), it can form nitrosames, which is a substance that highly causes cancer.
There are other researches that showed the various bad effects of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in the vital organs of the body. When Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is applied to the skin, it penetrates it and sustains residual levels in the liver, lings, heart and in the brain. Other studies on Sodium Lauryl Sulfate have showed that it deteriorates the immune system. SLS may not be carcinogenic as shown in experiments but it surely causes serious changes in the epidermis where the chemical is applied. Some studies also have seen that when Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is constantly used, the chemical is accumulated and deposited in the skin and in the follicles of the hair, which result to the corroding of hair follicles leading to hair brittleness and hair loss.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is just one of the dangerous chemicals that are widely used in products. Those harsh chemicals should be avoided before it is too late for the everyday application of such chemicals in the body can accumulate and bring severe damages and health problems.
When, buying cosmetic products or others, for use in cleansing, better check the ingredients and prefer products without Sulfate and other harsh chemicals in it. Many studies have already been conducted and all of them prove that Sulfate is a dangerous chemical that causes more harm than good to the body. Infants and young children are the most vulnerable consumers, but it does not mean that older people are safe with such chemicals. Sulfate is a powerful chemical that can deteriorate the health of anyone who uses it.
It is better if Sulfate and other dangerous chemicals should be avoided as early as possible so that there will be no future health problems to encounter.