Beauty products now a days are as common as sleeping. We regularly begin to use them in high school and become accustomed to the ‘made up’ face, so much so that we feel ‘naked’ to go out in public without our favorite products on.
Now before you click away, delete this e-mail, or go on to the next post in your blog reader because you really don’t want someone to tell you that you can’t wear your make-up…..hear me out.
The skin is your body’s largest organ and very porous, so whatever we place on the skin will be absorbed and enter the bloodstream. This includes lotions, creams, soaps, and even makeup. When we absorb the ingredients of our products, we may overload our bodies with chemicals and can cause undue harm to each and every system within the body. In order to keep our bodies able to cleanse toxins naturally, we need to make sure we give it as little as possible that it needs to deal with.
To begin with, it’s important to know the ingredients in our current products. The Environmental Working Group has Cosmetic Database to help us on our search for better alternatives. You can find out what ingredients are in your makeup, lotions, and shampoos as well as find out the risk of each of them and a total score for that specific product. The lower the score, the better it is to place on your body. They also have a cosmetic guide that is helpful to print out and bring with you into a store while you search for better products.
Along with buying more natural products, you could also try making your own at home. The oil cleansing method is a wonderful substitute for face wash, you can make homemade deodorant, and I regularly use coconut oil as moisturizer.
Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients in your products?
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