Not only does it take 26 seconds for chemicals to enter your bloodstream, but because of that it will cause internal & external problems. It may not happen overnight, but over time what you use will cause issues. One product can have at least 10 toxic chemicals in it. How many products on average does a woman use in a day? 16 products!
16 X 10 = 160 chemicals in a day and this is only the beauty products a woman uses which includes hair products, make-up, skin care, & nail products. That doesn’t include any cleaning products or environmental chemicals. Imagine, what you are doing to yourself in general not to mention your health.
On occasion, I will direct you to my Green Beauty Link tab as it will be updated periodically. I am a strong advocate in using green, clean beauty products due to allergies to chemicals and having very sensitive skin. I’m dead set against using toxic ingredients on my skin much less ingest anything that is because of my past health issues with having systemic Candida.
I am even allergic to natural products, so I’m always checking out ingredient listing. For example, when you are allergic to coconut and green beauty companies are commonly using coconut oil and/or derivatives of coconut in their products, you will look consistently at the ingredient listing on products. Then you will find the need to Google & research any ingredients you have no idea what they are and spend countless hours doing that. Believe me, I feel and know your pain if you do this whether you are doing it for yourself or because you want to help your child. I am familiar with all the names for coconut and its derivatives because of that. If you see “coco” or “coca” as part of a word, you can be sure that 90% of the time it is a form of coconut. A major coconut derivative that is commonly used in beauty products is Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides. I don’t know about you, but I rather not take the chance in using something that has any form of coconut in it when I’m allergic to it.
I don’t do reviews of products like some beauty bloggers or vloggers do. I believe each of us is different and unique and our beauty care should very much be customized to the individual, that person’s lifestyle, & where that person lives. There are many factors that have to be considered when customizing & creating a skin care regimen that works for you. And your skincare regimen should vary from season to season. You do have to find what works for you and what you like as far as skin care, hair care, nail care, and cosmetics. I can’t tell anyone what is best for them; I can only do that for myself. I can tell you what I like, what it does for me, and how it works for me, but it may not work for you like it does me. It’s like mascara; I may wear a brand I love and someone else may hate that brand or it may not work on them like it does me.
My suggestion with beauty care is when looking at a product, make sure it is ingredients you know what they are without having to Google search them; this is easier to do with skin care than with make-up. Find products that have as few ingredients as possible is best. Check out EWG Skindeep website to see how the products you use rate or add the app they have to your mobile phone. Better yet, make your own skin care products. I make a few of my own beauty products as you will see when you look at my Topics of Interest category list and view my beauty recipes.
The only time I go to a salon for anything is for a haircut as I don’t cut my own hair and I never will, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t done that. I don’t get my nails done, a facial, or color my hair in salons. Besides, I know how to do that all to myself. I cut and shape my nails, and I don’t use nail polish; I can’t stand the smell of it anyway.
To know more about what to avoid in products, check out Safe Cosmetics website. A really great, easy read is No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O’Connor & Alexandra Spunt which will help you become more knowledgeable with non toxic products. If you want to go non toxic with other products or just want to learn more about going with eco-friendly and clean products, check out EWG’s site as it is a wealth of helpful information.
Food for thought: You are what you eat. If you don’t eat a well-balanced, clean diet, then you will be sure to have problems of some kind at some time. What you put into your body and what you put on your body matters. You matter, no matter what!
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