Are Your Beauty Products Full of Toxins?
Most of us have at least a few beauty items that we rely on to look and feel our best. Whether you are a beauty minimalist or a full-on product-loving diva, your shower regimen probably at least involves shampoo and conditioner and body wash or soap. Many beauty arsenals also include lotion, facial soap, facial moisturizer, deodorant, perfume, makeup, hairspray and more. While you’re sudsing up in the shower and applying your favorite lipstick, you might be getting more than you bargained for however. Many common beauty items are full of dangerous chemicals and toxins.
Why You Should be Concerned
When we apply lotion or use other external beauty products the products do not simply sit on the surface of our skin. Our skin is porous and therefore absorbs substances, including chemicals and toxins found in beauty products. Toxins can enter our body through our skin and eventually make their way into our muscles and bloodstream. Most of us wouldn’t think of intentionally ingesting dangerous chemicals, yet we may be unintentionally doing so every time we reach for our trusty leave-in conditioner or wrinkle cream.