Of course you expect me to write about eating disorders here, but sadly they're not the only price we might pay for being a fashion addict.
I read dozen of articles about the topic and tried to sum it up as much as I could. It actually made me think about the whole thing a bit, although I can clearly see that the possibility of the majority of the threats listed is approximately zero percent.
Now that it's stylish to wear oversized, huge totes, women can easily carry more than 10 pounds on a daily basis. A bag too heavy can damage one's muscles, nerves and can lead to back and neck pains or even curve one's spine.
I understand that a woman needs what a woman needs, but it is scary to hear that it's not only uncomfortable, but it's dangerous. Does it worth it? I don't really think so.
The other problem that a messy handbag might lead to is the spreading of bacteria. For example, your wallet full of your money surely is nasty since you grab it a few times with really dirty hands, than put it back next to your sandwich for instance, or it can even touch your make-up tools, brushes or anything, so you get the bacterias all over your face and get blemishes. One must keep their make-up in a separated pouch and clean up and organize their handbag often.
2.) High Heels
We all know it's not very healthy. It can lead to orthopedic problems, can cause bunion and corns, can hurt your ankle, knees and joints. The ideal height of a heel would be 2-3 centimeters, which means about 0.7-1.2 inches, and one should be able to move their toes comfortably in a shoe, that's what proves it healthy. The fact is, nobody wants to wear ugly shoes, right? And a 1 inch heel is disgusting most of the time, so as too-wide toe part.
Of course wearing heels every once in a while is not a problem, but wearing it for 8-12 hours a day is. I don't see the solution here, since a few workplaces require their workers to wear high heels. Anyways, it's not healthy, but it will still be worn be people. They might just be a little more problematic when they get older.
Wearing the wrong bra size can cause shoulder-, back- and lung problems, can lead to headache, arm and chest pains. The moral it: you should get yourself properly fitted each time you buy a bra. I know, it's too much complication, but it's not for nothing. I personally hate buying bras even without the measuring procedure, but I thing I'd rather spend some more time on this then at the doctor's later.
Old makeup is really bad for you. I mean, seriously, it is. A British research reveals that a quarter of women are risking their eyes' health by using bacteria-infected eye make-up that's over 4 years old (seriously!?). Mascara can also only be used for 6 months, it's really dangerous to use it after that - still 92% of women admittedly keep their mascara for even two years.
Sharing eye make-up van cause bacterial eye infections, such as conjunctivitis.
I could also write about eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, EDNOS or bulimia nervosa here, but I don't think it's necessary, plus I'd be hypocrite then, since even I had and have problems with various forms of eating disorders. Anyways, you guys probably all know about the risks and facts of eating disorders.
What do you think? Do you ever do anything that could cause you health problems based on the listed things above? Comment :) xo