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What's Your Skin Eating?

WHAT'S YOUR H e SKIN EATING? The skin is the body's largest organ. It's also the biggest gateway for toxins to get inside. It's not only what you eat, but what you put on your body that is vital to your health. Yet, conventional bath and beauty products are riddled with harmful chemicals. Read on to find out why it's important to take notice of what you put on your skin. OUR SKIN ABSORBS 60 PERCENT OF ANY TOPICAL PRODUCT WE USE! SAY IT ISN'T SO More than 10,000 various ingredients are permitted for use in our personal care products. Many are hazardous to our health, but they are allowed in products we use every day. THE AVERAGE WOMAN WEARS NEARLY 515 CHEMICALS A DAY. The Most Dangerous Chemicals in Your Beauty Products: TOLUENE O SYNTHETIC FORMALDEHYDE O ALUMINUMO It's a petroleum by-product found in nail polish and cosmetics. This is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), highly toxic, and often found in nail polish and hair relaxer. This widely used toxic metal can be found in virtually everything from antiperspirant deodorant to nasal spray and shampo0. HEALTH ALERT HEALTH ALERT HEALTH ALERT This neurotoxin can affect brain function and the central nervous system. It can also interfere with normal fetal VOC's vaporize causing indoor air pollution. This one is toxic to the liver and carcinogenic. Because aluminum-based compounds such as deodorants are applied to the skin near the breast, there is increased concern the chemicals may be absorbed and cause estrogen-like effects, eventually disrupting the function of the endocrine system. and childhood development. AMPOO NASAL SPRAY HAIR RELAXER SOAR PARABENSO SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE O SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCEO These synthetic preservatives are used regularly in cosmetics, personal care products, and even baby's lotion. This industrial chemical is designed to clean and create foam. This detergent is typically found in shampoo, liquid soap, and toothpaste. Made with petrochemical-based oils, these chemicals, namely phthalates, are found in soap, lotion, shampoo, deodorant, conditioner, and perfume. HEALTH ALERT HEALTH ALERT Although not fundamentally harmful, ethoxylation (the chemical manufacturing process) can contaminate products with 1,4-Dioxane, a carcinogenic by-product that suppresses the immune system. HEALTH ALERT Parabens have been linked to interruption of normal endocrine system functioning and severe allergies. Phthalates have been linked to hormone disruption. ACCORDING TO THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY EWG WHEN A RECENT EWG STUDY TESTED 20 TEEN GIRLS AGED 14-19, AT CONFIRMS NEARLY 22 PERCENT OF ALL PERSONAL ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING LEAST TWO DANGEROUS CHEMICALS GROUP'S SKIN DEEP WERE PRESENT IN A SAMPLE FROM DATABASE, OVER 25,000 PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS WERE FOUND TO CONTAIN PARABENS. CARE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING THOSE MARKED FOR CHILDREN'S EACH TEEN. FURTHERMORE, THE USE, CONTAIN THE CANCER-CAUSING CONTAMINANT 1,4-DIOXANE. TEENS HAD AN AVERAGE OF 13 HORMONE-ALTERING COSMETIC CHEMICALS IN THEIR BODIES. PUCKER UP Conventional lipstick, the most universally used makeup, actually contains some of the most dangerous chemicals perfectly packed into a tube. And we place it right on our mouth! THE AVERAGE WOMAN WILL EAT NEARLY LEAD IS A HIGHLY TOXIC HEAVY METAL, WHICH STAYS IN YOUR SYSTEM AND CAN CAUSE IMMENSE DAMAGE. LEAD IS LEAD 4 POUNDS OF LIPST-CK ASSOCIATED WITH A RANGE OF NEUROLOGICALPROBLEMS, IN HER LIFETIME BLOOD DISORDERS, DEPRESSION, AS WELL AS BEHAVIOR AND LEARNING DISABILITIES IN CHILDREN. AN FDA STUDY FOUND ALL 20 OF THE LIPSTICKS THEY TESTED TO CONTAIN LEAD CONTAMINANT. PROTECTING YOUR GREATEST ASSET You may have previously thought only UV rays can be harmful to your skin. Now that you know about toxins in products, it's time to re-think even the kind of sunblock you've been using. THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T REGULATING PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS FOR SAFETY BEFORE THEY REACH THE CONSUMER. THE INDUSTRY CAN USE VIRTUALLY ANY INGREDIENT OR RAW MATERIAL IT SEES FIT, WITHOUT ะจ ANY APPROVAL OR SPECIAL LABELING REQUIREMENTS. Taking Care of Your Most Visible Organ BUYER BEWARE Bath, beauty, and skincareproducts should be made with pure, organic pigments, oils, fragrances and butters. The product must be certified organic with extracts from jojoba seed, shea butter, organic safflower oil, and the content should be made with pure, mineral pigments. A pink ribbon on products in support of breast cancer may instead be a way for brands to cash in on the disease. Many of these actually contain the very chemical experts link with cancer. Don't be blinded by the pinkwashing side of the industry and be sure to check the label. Choose Products That Are Free Of: Toxins Synthetic preservatives Artificial fragrance, color, and mineral oils SAVE YOUR SKIN Instead of introducing a variety of toxins into your bloodstream, which is what you're doing each time you wash with non-organic soap, choose a chemical-free product. Not only will it benefit you, it will also protect you from dangerous health risks. And your skin won't be the only organ grateful you switched. SOURCES: BEAUTYLISH.COM, EWG.ORG, WOMENSVOICES.ORG, HEALTHY CHILD.ORG UNDERGROUNDWELLNESS.COM, LESSTOXICGUIDE.CA Secomom

What's Your Skin Eating?

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The skin is the body's largest organ. it's also the biggest gateway for toxins to get inside. Yet, conventional bath and beauty products are riddled with harmful chemicals. Read on to find out what it...

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