Why natural ingredients in skin care products rock
It shouldn’t come as a surprise when I tell you that beauty is more than skin deep: The average person uses 10 different skin care products on their body every single day. Unfortunately, what comes with that is that your skin absorbs almost 130 chemicals. This is the case because out skin acts like a sponge. Despite numerous studies that point out the danger of several ingredients found in skin care products, large cosmetics companies and the FDA double down on their claim that these ingredients are safe to use on your skin. If you consider though, that the average woman doesn’t leave her home without wearing makeup, then you easily begin to see how a little bit of this product and a little bit of that product begins to add up over time. The truth is, no one knows with 100% certainty how certain chemicals affect our particular body over time, or even the combined reaction of these chemicals in our bodies. However, some chemicals are well-known to be dangerous: Phthalates, for example, often found in artificial fragrances, are a group of hormone disruptors directly linked to sperm damage, infertility, birth defects, and the feminization of infant boys.
In general it is recommended and backed up by a significant body of research, that you should stick to personal care products that are made of safe natural ingredients. Before purchasing a new skin care product it is advisable to check the safety of the ingredients. If you are not sure that the ingredients on the ingredient list are entirely safe, then you can consult the database of the Environmental Working Group. In case you’re looking for a brand that you can trust learn more about Sunshine Organics, a brand that uses only natural ingredients that have been proven as not only safe for the skin, but also as ingredients that add vital nutrients to your body.
But choosing safe skincare products if not where things end if you want to get healthy. Household cleaning products are just as important to look out for. The ingredients in these products are much more harmful than in beauty products. It is recommended that you use most of them only when your windows are open and when you protect your skin by wearing gloves.
A particularly deceptive product is your dish soap. It seems like an innocent cleaning item, but as soon as you go through the ingredient list of conventional dish soap you’ll find a number of terribly harsh ingredients that you should keep your skin away from. A typical example is SLS which is found in most dish soaps, even most natural ones. To protect your skin, prevent toxic chemicals from building a film on your dishes and mixing in with your meals, you should opt for a natural dishwashing liquid. This way you can protect yourself and your family from toxic ingredients sneaking up on you and accumulating inside your body. To learn more here’s a quick video to watch and read this post on dangerous substances in dish soap.