14 Fashion Habits That Are Bad For Your Health

Stop them now to protect your body without cramping your style.

1. Very high heels

“The higher the heel, the more weight and pressure get shifted forward. Your knees and hips then have to push forward and your back has to hyperextend backwards to counterbalance,” she explains. This can translate to leg, hip, and back pain,” according to Jackie Sutera D.P.M. via Self.com

2. Too tight jeans

There are quite a number of people wearing too tight jeans everyday who suffer from heartburn, abdominal discomfort and belching according to Dr. John Michael Li of Chicago's Rush Univerity. According to him most jeans are three inches smaller than a person's regular waistline. Mary Carpenter via mylittlebird.com

3. Wearing corsets

Wearing corsets most of the day will hinder digestion and cause acid reflux. via thekewlshop.com

4. Hair extensions

Do hair extensions damage the natural hair? Yes and no. It is not the hair extensions that damage the natural hair but the application of the hair extensions and the aftercare of the hair do damage the natural hair. Nutress via nutress.co.uk

5. Eyelash extensions

The glue used in putting eye extensions contain formaldehyde and benzoic acid, which are very dangerous to the cornea. Cornea contact with these chemicals causes swelling of the eyes. via cleverdoctors.com

6. Microblading of brows

Make sure to do some research on the procedure, who will do the procedure and is it good for you. Kirsten Spruch via shareably.net

7. Wearing thongs

According to Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, MD, MS, an OB-GYN, senior associate dean of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University, wearing thongs always will pose a high potential for infection, chafing, difficulty in clearing infections, abrasions and vaginal infections. Lauren Schumacker via Romper.com

8. Lipstick

Heavy metals content in lipsticks such as lead, chromium, aluminum are very harmful to our body. via livingsafe.com

9. Hair dye

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) over 5,000 different chemicals are used in hair dye products today one of which is phenylenediamines. via Livelovefruit.com

10. Smaller shoe size

Wearing shoes smaller than your feet size will cause toe deformities such as bunion, corn, hammer toe, ingrown toenail and more. OrthoInfo via orthoinfo.aaos.org

11. Artificial nails

The chemicals used for acrylic nails are very unhealthy such as resins and formaldehyde which when applied on nails over long periods may destroy the nail matrix. She Knows via sheknows.com

12. Cheap chic sunglasses

Cheap sunglasses do not protect your eyes from ultraviolet A-rays (UVA) and Ultraviolet B-rays (UVB). Your Family via yourfamily.co.za

13. Skin tanning

The increase in melanin in your skin signal skin damage. US Food and Drug Administration via fda.gov

14. Hair bleaching

Bleaching is the most damaging of all hair coloring methods, it will make hair dry, brittle and frayed. Philip Kingsley via philipkingsley.com

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