Are you using toxic skin care products? Have you ever stopped to look at the ingredients in your skin care products? Many skin care products are hosts to different toxic ingredients!
Our skin, which is permeable and our largest organ, absorbs approximately 60 percent of what we apply. Once absorbed, it enters our blood stream and is distributed throughout the body. Just think about the soap, lotion, deodorant or makeup you applied this morning. It doesn’t just sit on your skin – it is ultimately absorbed. You may not experience any immediate health ramifications, but as you go through the same routine each and every day, those chemicals slowly accumulate in your body.
Skin care products might be advertised as being beneficial and nourishing for your skin. However, the ingredients used in those products can be doing more harm than good. “Some of these toxic chemicals have been linked to hormonal imbalance, toxicities, reproductive health problems, and even cancer. Instead of nourishing your skin, these chemicals will disrupt your skin and overall health.”
Toxic Skin Care Products
In the infographic below, Dr. Mercola and his team do a great job of highlighting specific toxic ingredients which may be lurking in your skin care products. They list where the ingredients may be found and the health ramifications that can happen when these ingredients accumulate in your body.
I always give people the same advice as what Dr. Mercola mentions below – if you cannot pronounce an ingredient, it’s best to keep away from it. I encourage you to heed that recommendation and minimize toxins.
Be sure to be on the look out for the following ingredients:
Your skin is your largest organ, and anything you put on it should contain only the best and safest ingredients from nature. So before slathering lotion or body wash on your skin, take a look at this infographic on toxic chemicals found in personal care products. Discover these common yet deadly chemicals and how they can potentially sabotage your health and well-being.
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