When I discovered that conventional skin care products contain a lot of hidden chemicals that can put my health at risk, I soon switched to natural options.
However, I was yet to learn that even so called natural creams and personal care items can contain toxic substances.
The key to healthy beauty care is to understand what’s really underneath the lid. So you need to know what to look out for when using personal care products.
So here is a list of 6 ingredients you should steer clear of to make sure they are not damaging your skin and your health.
These are commonly used as preservatives in the cosmetics industry. You will discover them in pretty much most creams available on the market as they stop mold, fungus and parasites from sprouting and growing in your products.
But there is a problem with parabens … They can be absorbed through the skin, and have often been found in breast cancer tumors! Although so far no conclusive studies proving it, it is believed that excessive use of parabens could lead to cancer. So it is definitely something to avoid in your beauty care products.
2. Benzoyl Peroxide.
This one is yet another dangerous chemical that has been linked to tumor growth. And you don’t even need to apply it to your skin – simply inhaling it will act as a stimulant to your skin and eyes. So be sure to steer clear of this one too!
Phthalates are used in cosmetics and plastic objects and they act as a hormone disruptor, causing birth defects, insulin resistance and health issues in children.
The interesting part is that phthalates are usually not listed in many products. Instead, you will see it as “fragrance” on the label. So it is very important to use the products that use essential oils instead of phthalates. Be sure to read the label, even if you are buying natural creams.
This one will lighten your skin and in doing so, it will harm it as well! It is a skin irritant that can lead to allergic reactions and dermatitis and it could be carcinogenic. So watch out for hydroquinone and be sure to avoid it.
What’s this one? Well, it is the same substance that is used to make motor oil. Petroleum is widely used in cosmetics products. It also contains a probably carcinogenic substance, according to The World Health Organization. So watch out for this one in your moisturizer!
Methylisothiazolinone is an antibacterial preservative that you will find in pretty much everything from moisturizers to shampoos. It is an irritant and studies warn against the use of this one as it is neurotoxic and can cause brain cell damage, seizures and abnormalities.
With all this in mind … what’s your alternative? How can you make sure that you avoid these toxic ingredients, even if you use so called “natural” beauty products?
Recently, I came across Annmarie Gianni’s organic natural skin care line. It is becoming increasingly popular and has been written about in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Organic Spa Magazine, and more.
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