Your makeup as an endocrine disruptor.
I would consider myself an average make up user. I use light makeup; concealer, blush and mascara on days that I work, but for the most part I like to go raw. But it was not always like that. From my teenage years to the my late twenties. I bought make up and more make up. From Revlon to Clinique. It was not until later in medical school that my awareness arose.
Although realization was scary, it was empowering to know that something could be done. What’s the endocrine system responsible for? What is it not responsible for, would be a better question. The endocrine system in our bodies is responsible for an array of functionalities. Our sex hormones, and our metabolism are under direct control of the endocrine system. To further understanding, hormones are what regulate our menstrual cycles such as estrogen and progesterone, testosterone levels, Liptin levels ( hunger hormone), cortisol hormone ( stress hormone). The introduction of endocrine disrupters can create havoc on this synchronism and symptoms such as dysmenorrhea, PCOS, fatigue, fibromyalgia, brain fog, allergies, depression, blood sugar imbalances, among others.
Endocrine disrupters are synthetic or natural chemicals that can mimic hormones in our bodies. Interacting with our receptors in a negative way, lower or increasing our own endogenous hormone production. Phalabates one of the most common additives used in fragrances and just one of these endocrine disrupters.
Yes you want to smell your pheromones! Stop masking your own natural smell. The object of your affection will be attracted to your natural aroma. We all produce it, and it relates information such as sexual health and chronic disease status.