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The use of bath bombs seems to be increasingly fashionable in those who enjoy a relaxing time in the bathtub. But, knowing what are the dangers of bath bombs before using them is necessary as well.
This product consists of a ball that fits in the palm of the hand that when placed in the water of a bathtub, gives off beautiful and striking colors, revitalizing fragrances and a very relaxing effervescence, which combined make an incredible experience every minute in the bathtub.
Everything looks fantastic so far, doesn’t it? Well, it turns out that the ingredients of most of these bath bombs can be quite scary.
The first thing that catches the attention of this product is its incredible colors. The problem is that many times dyes can be toxic and even carcinogenic. Our skin is a permeable organ that can absorb these substances, with long-term risks such as various types of cancer, or in the short term, such as strong allergies.
Many bath bombs use artificially-made dyes like Red#4 and Yellow #5, both known for causing rashes and hives, as well as being able to trigger allergic dermatitis.
The origin of the fragrance of bath bombs can also be problematic. These synthetic essences are usually derived from petroleum and are quite toxic in the long term, because they contain chemicals that affect the hormonal balance of the body and are potentially carcinogenic.
Bath bombs can also cause urine infections and all kinds of skin problems. In addition to that, according to some specialists, they can be harmful to women.
Especially For Womens
Specialists agree that these bath bombs can alter the chemical balance of the vaginal flora, which leads to the appearance of bacterial infections due, for example, to the increase of bacteria of a certain type that are innocuously present in the area (in normal amounts). In addition, and although sometimes the discomfort is evident, vaginitis can occur without symptoms, so you could most likely ignore its existence until you have a routine gynecological examination.
A disease associated with frequent douching is known as PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), caused by bacteria that can travel from the vagina and cervix to the pelvic organs (something that can happen with bath bombs) and that, In the case of not being properly treated, it can lead to infertility or ectopic pregnancies.
So does this mean that bath bombs are totally prohibited? The answer is, it depends.
When choosing the most suitable product it is important to be informed and contemplate all possible options. There are many bath bombs on the market made with natural and hypoallergenic ingredients that are not as problematic for health as their synthetic counterparts. Before buying the pumps, look carefully at the list of ingredients and note that they contain natural oils, mineral salts, baking soda and dyes of plant origin. The vegan ones are one of the best options of the market.
The hygiene products we use should be chosen with the same care as our food. The skin and mucous membranes are able to absorb all the good and bad things from everything we apply on it.