There is one theory that certain ingredients in certain skin care, cosmetic and makeup products may cause harmful chemicals to leach into the skin and thereby cause a number of adverse effects.
It is believed that many products contain chemicals called Xenoestrogens that are responsible for a lot of problems including exacerbating the symptoms of Pre menstrual Stress (PMS).
Xenoestrogens are those chemicals that imitate the effects of the hormone estrogen in the body.
They have been blamed for a variety of ills from early puberty to cancer.
The main sources of Xenoestrogens are chemicals such asBishphenol-A, Parabens, and Phthalates which are found to be present in a number of products that we use each day. Plastics of many sorts have these added for clarity and shine.
They can be found to be present in a number personal care and hygiene products such as Shampoos[hair shampoo], Conditioners, Body Lotions, and even Perfumes.
In fact in the case of perfumes as well as other cosmetic and skin care products, the ingredient listed as the innocuous sounding term ‘fragrances’ may be a cocktail of chemicals that we may not be aware of.
So it its acute PMS you suffer from, consider changing your cosmetics.