Are you a product worshiping junkie? Who doesn’t enjoy a luxurious, invigorating shower/bath using lotions & potions of all kinds, deodorant that helps us smell clean & fresh, hair products for shiny hair and manageability – unless you are blessed by the hair goddesses. That’s even before serums moisturizers & makeup ever kiss our face.
Let’s face it unless you’re using the purest products made on Earth, then you’re most likely absorbing a barrage of health deterring & disease causing chemicals in the effort to look and feel gorgeous.
Here are some of the very scary facts about the average number of chemicals found in everyday beauty products, including some of the worst offenders:
|Product||Chemicals||Most worrying chemicals & some of their effects|
|Shampoo:||15||Sodium Lauryl Sulphate; Tetrasodium and Propbylene Glycol – possible eye damage|
|Eye Shadow:||26||Polythylene terephthalate – linked to cancer|
|Lipstick:||33||Polymenthyl methacrylate – also linked to cancer|
|Nail Varnish:||31||Phthalates – linked to fertility issues and problems in developing babies|
|Perfume:||250||Benzaldehyde – linked to kidney damage|
|Fake Tan:||22||Ethyl/Methyl/Propylparabens – possible hormonal disruption|
|Hairspray:||11||Octinoxate, Isophthalates – possible hormonal disruption, linked to change in cell structure|
|Blusher:||16||Ethyl/Methyl/Propylparabens – possible hormonal disruptions|
|Foundation:||24||Polymethyl methacrylates – possibly disrupts immune system, linked to cancer|
|Deodorant:||15||Isopropyl Myristate, ‘Parfum’ – possible respiratory problems|
|Body Lotion:||32||Methyl/Propylparabens, Polyethylene Glycol, also found in oven cleaners – possible hormonal disruption|
After adding this all up, you realized that post toilette that was supposed to cleanse you of waste, dirt and environmental toxins, you could be adding up to 475 toxic chemicals to your body! Remember, everything you use, you absorb everything through your skin.. That’s after just one shower/bath.
Most of us apply all kinds of products throughout the day, and wash it all off at the end of the day, and then reapply them all over again. Sadly enough, many of the absorbed, potentially toxic chemicals aren’t flushed out of the body, so they build up daily and as the years pass, compromise your health.