The basic component of the Vaseline is Petroleum Jelly. Usually it is found in beauty products for moisturizing skin. It is not expensive . It does not have scent. When it is so good for the skin what is the problem with it?
First of all, it creates a blockage of the pores and can keep toxins in the skin. Also it prevents the skin from healing and avoided for sunburns.
Problems with Petroleum Jelly
The petroleum jelly except that it blocks the pores, it triggers serious issues too.
Petroleum jelly kept as a protection layer till it is removed on its own from the skin. Namely, the body cannot use anything from it like it does from the Shea butter or the cocoa butter. Scientist are concerned that hydrocarbons can change into fat tissue in the body.
2011 research discovered :
“The greatest contaminant of the human body, amounting to approximately 1 g per person are mineral oil hydrocarbons. Possible routes of contamination include food intake, air inhalation and dermal absorption”.
It may be the reason for collagen breakdown ( it is what all women hate) as it forms a kind of barrier on the skin.
Petroleum jelly prevents the skin from breathing and using nutrients. In such way it can reduce the speed of cell renewal and it can lead the skin to take out important moisture and nutrients from the inside and in the end it can cause a collagen breakdown.
When the body shows high levels of estrogen and as much low levels of progesterone which normalize it, estrogen dominance happens. It can lead to infertility, menstrual problems, fast aging, allergies, and autoimmune issues and also nutrient deficiencies, insomnia and a few types of cancer.
Petroleum jelly contain chemicals like xenoestrogens that can increase estrogen issues in the organism. The above mentioned chemicals can cause estrogen dominance by acting on hormone receptors, according to research .
More Serious Problems
Petroleum include various destructive chemicals such as 1,4 dioxane, a familiar carcinogen which is present in more than a third of the tested beauty products. Because of its effects on the estrogen there is a possibility that the petroleum jelly can cause some types of cancer.
Apart from the advertisements which alert us different more dangerous situations can appear. Although such cases are rare, they are possible, and the statistics show one important percent of people who are affected by it .
Among the destructive consequences is state called lipid pneumonia. Although it happens rarely, it is a consequence of inhaling very small amounts of petroleum jelly. It becomes accumulated in the lungs and it can’t be metabolized or destroyed by the body. It leads to a serious lung inflammation.