As you were getting ready today, I’m sure you didn’t think you were exposed to TOXIC CHEMICALS! If you’re like me, you jumped in the shower, washed and conditioned your hair, washed everything else and got out.
Nothing toxic in there right?
Use deodorant? We HOPE so!
Maybe a little lotion on your body and face?
Now it’s time for hair and makeup. What could be toxic about mousse, gel, and hairspray! (Cough, hack!) Foundation, lipstick and eye makeup and then finish off the whole package by walking through a misty cloud of perfume.
Just another day, Right? Same routine, different day? It isn’t worth dying to be beautiful. I think that it is high time you know what the Beauty Companies are hiding from you.
I want to “Go Green!”, not turn green!
Just look at all the crap in everything we use!
ALRIGHT! Don’t freak out!
I’m not telling you to stop bathing and grow out your armpit hair.
It is important to know that our skin is the largest organ in our body.
So let’s count how many toxins we soak up through our skin every day.
Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, cleansers and body wash – Filled with parabens Parabens: a synthetic preservative and antimicrobial agent commonly found in a lot of personal care products you use every day. Studies have found that parabens mimic estrogen in the body and disrupt normal hormone function. When they alter your hormone levels it increases your risks for hormone-related cancers.
Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA) are found in shampoo and body wash. They can produce allergic reaction as well as, ironically enough, hair and skin dryness. Studies have shown DEA and TEA to be carcinogenic (cause CANCER!).
Body wash, baby soap, baby wipes – Formaldehyde for the Baby?Formaldehyde: A known carcinogen that causes cancer and irritates the skin. Look for DMDM hydantoin; quaternium-15; 2 bromo-2 nitropane-1,3 diol; 5-bromo-5-nitro-1,3 dioxane; in the ingredients!
If it makes bubbles or you use it to lather up, look for… Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS). It causes skin and eye irritation. It’s also linked to the byproduct 1-4 dioxane, a suspected carcinogenic (cause CANCER).
Hair products, facial moisturizers and cleansers, body wash, and sunscreens – Propylene glycol: A synthetic PETROCHEMICAL mix that is often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane and ethylene dioxide, which are carcinogenic (cause CANCER). Known to cause allergic reactions and disrupt endocrine functions. (Endocrine functions are just your hormones, and we all love having our hormones off balance right?)
The list goes on and on. If you really want the skinny on what is in your bathroom, YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT http://ewg.org/skindeep. Put in your favorite product and I dare you to look!
Life is too short to be uninformed. People just like you and me are diagnosed with CANCER every day. When I found out, I did something about it. If there is something that you can do about it, don’t you think you should?
It is time to rethink how many toxins you put on your body. Right Now!