If you are becoming more conscious about living cleaner, then you will definitely want to clean up your cosmetics. Most cosmetics can be loaded with toxic chemicals. We are not designed to clear these toxins from our body, and therefore they may stay with us for many years and contribute to total body burden and become hazardous to our health.
Our skin is our largest organ and it is permeable, meaning that anything that is put on the skin will end up in the bloodstream.
As versatile as our skin is, we still have to be mindful on what products and cosmetics we us. We use personal hygiene products and cosmetics every day, but do you actually know what is in them?
According to a study performed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), blood and urine samples were collected from twenty girls between the ages of fourteen to nineteen. They found sixteen chemicals commonly found in many of the products and cosmetics they use. All of these chemicals come from harmful chemical families, which are known to cause cancer and hormone related issues.
It is important to keep yourself as healthy as possible and one way to do that is be aware of the products and chemicals you use. In 2004, the Environmental Working Group launched its Skin Deep database, which is an indispensable source of information about cosmetics (http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ ).
In the Skin Deep database, you can find information on over 60,000 products and cosmetics. As a precaution, it is recommended that you check out the products you are interested in before actually purchasing. There are many products and cosmetics that use natural ingredients that are good and healthy for your skin.
We are excited to announce that we now offer organic skin care and makeup solutions through our new online dispensary!
DeVita brand cosmetics are 100% Vegan and Paraben Free and all of their products are all natural. They have a complete line of face care products and makeup, including mascara, lipstick, eyeshadows, blushes, foundation, powders, and eye liners.
Another one of ourfavorites is a company called Jadience formulas. Jadience™ Herbal Formulas has combined the powerful properties of jade powder with exclusive East Asian Herbal formulas to bring you renowned skin and body care collections. The skin and body care collections are noted for their powerful effects of detoxifying, regenerating, and revitalizing the skin. Additionally, these all-natural skincare products also have the power to heal and correct existing damage, protect against future damage, and rejuvenate the skin’s tone and quality, leading to skin that will become dramatically softer, smoother, and more radiant with consistent use.
There are several other products out there that use natural ingredients and you just have to know what to look for. Some toxic ingredients you should be on the lookout for are Parabens, Petrochemicals, Sulfates, Synthetic colors, fragrances, and polymers, Benzyl Violet 4B, Formaldehyde, Lead acetate, or Heavy metals. Why would you want to put these on your skin?
So instead of nasty cancer causing chemicals, try natural, organic, products and cosmetics.
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Marchese, Marianne. 8 Weeks to Women's Wellness: The Detoxification Plan for Breast Cancer, Endometriosis, Infertility and Other Women's Health Conditions. Petaluma, CA: Smart Publications, 2011. Print.
Neuzil, Amy. Diy Health: For Women. Place of Publication Not Identified: Xlibris, 2009. Print.