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Some whitening creams can harm you

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Sure most of us want to be fair maidens.  That’s why there’s an active market for whitening beauty products.  Many of such products even guarantee to whiten our skin in a short period of time.  But in the quest for whiter skin, are we subjecting ourselves to unknown dangers by using products that contain harmful steroids?

For example, some face creams use an ingredient called hydroquinone, which is the biological equivalent of paint stripper.  While it will give you a brighter face almost immediately because it works by removing the top layer of skin, it will also increase the risk of skin cancer because as the body’s natural defence against infection and the sun is lost. 

Strawberries can suppress cancer

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Are you a strawberry fan?  Then you have good reasons to cheer. Because strawberries are the most effective berry for slowing the growth of colon and oral cancers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles tested extracts of six  berries — strawberries, raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and cranberries — which were all found to suppress oral, breast, colon and prostate cancers. But strawberries were the most effective against colon and oral cancers.

Organic eye shadow powder

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Did you know you can choose to protect your skin from harmful ingredients by using only organic cosmetics?  Like these finely textured organic eye shadow powder from Sante

Voted one of their most popular products by customers, these trendy, eye catching colour palettes for the eyes are rich in certified organic jojoba and chamomile extract, olive and essential oils that care for sensitive skin, as well as made with certified asbestos-free talc.  In addition, the products do not contain any nano-refined particles, not even coated ones, so these ingredients cannot penetrate your skin.  In addition, they are free of parabens, phthalates, petroleum or mineral based oils, synthetic fragrances, colours and preservatives.

Dress up with gladiator sandals

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Dresses are going to be even more popular this year than last.  Twenties inspired flapper dresses, fifties-style fitted dress or shift dresses.  And to avoid looking dated, team your dress with gladiator sandals, like this white Noe Sandals from dELiA*s Dress up with gladiator sandalswhich is going for just a song at US$9.99!  Can you resist it?

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