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:
Most worrying chemicals & some of their effects
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate; Tetrasodium and Propbylene Glycol – possible eye damage
Polythylene terephthalate – linked to cancer
Polymenthyl methacrylate – also linked to cancer
Phthalates – linked to fertility issues and problems in developing babies
Benzaldehyde – linked to kidney damage
Ethyl/Methyl/Propylparabens – possible hormonal disruption
Octinoxate, Isophthalates – possible hormonal disruption, linked to change in cell structure
Ethyl/Methyl/Propylparabens – possible hormonal disruptions
Polymethyl methacrylates – possibly disrupts immune system, linked to cancer
Isopropyl Myristate, ‘Parfum’ – possible respiratory problems
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.