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Not using cosmetics cures journalist of IBS

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A lot of people don’t realise how important it is to stick to the failsafe rules about shampoos, soaps, cosmetics and makeup. A journalist recently went six weeks without washing or using any chemicals on her skin, and look what happened:

But by the end of the fourth week, something extraordinary happened. Nicky noticed that not only was she physically feeling better than she had done in a long time, her skin had begun to glow.

For years, she has experienced Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which bizarrely seemed to improve the longer she went without washing. Although there is no medical explanation for this, Nicky is convinced it is to do with a sudden break from the chemicals seeping into her body.

At the same time, a persistent cyst on her eye disappeared — Nicky believes because she stopped irritating it with mascara and eyeliner on a daily basis.

“I went to see Dr Val Curtis from the London School of Hygiene to seek her opinion,” says Nicky. “She told me that while I would eventually lose my teeth if I carried on not cleaning them indefinitely, not wearing make-up could well have helped my cyst.

“She said there was no known link between the use of beauty products and the prevalence of conditions such as IBS. But it is such a modern-day complaint and I believe it’s possible that it is somehow linked to the chemicals in all the products we use.

“Aside from that, the most extraordinary thing was that without a doubt — and despite not having washed my face for a month — my skin looked fresher and brighter than it had for a decade. Six weeks without a wash

The silly comment from the doctor suggesting she would lose her teeth if she doesn’t brush them is hilarious! Presumably that’s why no animals have teeth, and why everyone born before the invention of toothbrushes had no teeth!

Yes there is a medical explanation for this lady’s improvement in her IBS. But you don’t actually need to go without a wash to get the same effect!


Written by alienrobotgirl

24 August, 2007 at 8:30 pm

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