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Your skin is like a sponge – Make sure to use personal care products made with natural, non-toxic ingredients.
“What happens to your skin on an average day?”
If you are like most people, you are probably clueless about the long term impact of what you use every morning. You brush your teeth with toothpaste. You shower using soap or shower gel. You wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. You dry off and apply moisturizer to your skin. You may apply makeup, hair gel or hair spray. You might even finish up with deodorant or cologne. Your average daily exposure has just begun and your holistic skin absorbs everything.
Unless they are green, all of your everyday personal care products may contain toxic man- made ingredients. Your daily exposures can add up to big problems. Isn’t it ironic that the ingredients in the very products that you use to care for and beautify your skin and may actually disfigure it and comprise your body’s overall health?
“What are some of the harmful ingredients to avoid?”
These following ten dangerous ingredients are commonly found in many of your personal care products; ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), FD&C and D&C colorings, nitrosamines, parabens, petrolatum, phenylenediamine, phthalate, propylene glycol, sodium laurel sulfate, and synthetic fragrances. Sadly the FDA doesn’t protect you and actually allows commercial manufacturers to add these harmful man-made chemical ingredients to many of your everyday products. Your daily exposure to these ingredients may cause long-term harm to your overall health, damage your skin, and pollute your environment.
What can you do to protect yourself and your family?
Go Green! Your skin is like a sponge. Natural, non-toxic ingredients are safer. Get smart! You need to carefully read your product labels. Whenever you see ingredient names that appear in initial letters only or are long and hard to pronounce, chances are these ingredients are not natural. You should go on the internet and look these ingredients up.
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These articles are for informational purposes only, and are educational in nature. Statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. These articles are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, rather they are intended to help you make informed decisions about your health and to cooperate with your health care provider for optimal wellness.
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