14 December 2012

5 Body Care Ingredients To Avoid

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and absorbs most of what you put on it. Bath and body care products are not regulated and can contain toxic ingredients. Here are some you should avoid:

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  1. Artificial Fragrances- Usually just labeled as "fragrances." Companies are not required to list the ingredients that make up these fragrances. They can be comprised of over thousands of different chemicals. Most fragrances contain phthalates, which are known hormone disruptors.
  2. Sulfates- Including Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). They are foaming agents commonly found in body wash, shampoo and bubble bath. They are harsh detergents that strip the natural oils in your skin and hair.
  3. Propylene Glycol- This is often used in deodorants, mascara, aftershave and more. It will increase the absorption of the other chemicals into your skin, which is not so good when a product is full of yucky ingredients. It is also a skin irritant.
  4. Parabens- This is a preservative often found in lotion, sunscreen, toothpaste and more. They can mimic estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancer.
  5. Petroleum based products- These include mineral oil, paraffin, and petrolatum. Not only are they unnatural but they are toxic and interfere with hormones. They also coat the skin which doesn't allow it to breathe (examples: petroleum jelly and baby oil).
Stick with Organic skin care made with natural body oils and butters like; almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and more. Make sure any scent is based on essential oils. These will not only smell wonderful...they will be therapeutic as well!

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