Have you ever looked at the ingredients of your shampoo or makeup?
Or thought about the ingredients of that hand soap or the conditioner in your hair?
Chances are, you haven't…Or at least, not closely enough to be worried.
Here's the thing: Most personal care products we use everyday contain chemicals that have never been tested for safety
These chemicals can affect our health, particularly with repeated, long-term exposure. Let’s take a look at how these non-natural ingredients may harm you before you get out of the door in the morning…
Formaldehyde, parabens, and phthalates are non-natural ingredients often found in cosmetics. These chemicals can affect our health, particularly with repeated, long-term exposure.
For your health: it's recommended that you scan the labels of your cosmetic products to see if they contain these chemicals
These chemicals can clog your pores, cause you to break out, aggravate your skin and who knows what else. Don't let this happen to you! Stop using chemical-based products that could harm your body….
You're getting ready to leave the house. As you get out of bed, you bend over and pick up your deodorant off the floor. You have no idea that as soon as you apply your deodorant, you will be absorbing at least two chemicals, one of which has been linked to cancer, thanks to the non-natural Substances Control Act (TSCA) loophole.
That same morning, you brush your teeth with toothpaste that is made with a chemical that was once used in paint strippers. You then put on your hair spray, which also contains this harmful chemical.
Next, you get dressed and reach for baby powder or another talcum powder product. This might not seem like such a big deal until we look at the scientific evidence proving these chemicals are dangerous.
We all have an increasing number of allergies and sensitivities today, but especially to chemicals like parabens (which are used in practically every product) that can seriously damage your health…
You might not think these chemicals matter much… but they can cause hormonal imbalances, lead to infertility problems, or even cancer & hormonal disorders
Plus, most companies do not even disclose their complete ingredients list on product packaging because many are considered harmful by-products.
In response to a growing movement for greener, cleaner personal care products, the European Commission issued a 2014 report on cosmetic ingredients and the increasing need for more robust regulations.
Since then, California and New York passed laws requiring labels on products containing chemicals of concern, and other states are considering similar bills. But while the high profile battles rage in Washington and state capitals over regulating so-called "chemicals of concern," it's important to take action right now to help protect yourself by avoiding toxins in your personal care products.
Non-natural chemicals in personal care products are all around us, but you can easily make the shift to non-non-natural alternatives. You'll feel better and see less inflammation and irritation in your life.
Toxins can cause significant health concerns in the long run, leading to cancer and disease. Safer, greener ingredients should be used in place of those dangerous ones, and those products should not only be tested for safety but contain labels that clearly warn users about potential dangers as well.
It’s for those wiser reasons above, as well as others, that we encourage you to stop buying and using a vast majority of personal care products on the market…
Because while they are wonderful in their ability to create lather or smell good, that’s where their benefits end—and often, their dangers begin…
Make small changes over time to improve your health and make safer choices at home…
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