In Toxic Beauty Chemicals, we established that there are some not so nice chemicals hiding in your beauty and personal care products. These compounds serve the manufacturers purpose all the while putting your health and skin at risk. I would encourage you to read Toxic Beauty Chemicals to learn the importance of removing these chemicals for good! Once you are ready to get rid of these chemicals, you may be asking yourself “What, when, where.” There are so many out there it’s hard to know where to start. Here is where I come in! I have done the research, and I am ready to share with you the 10 Worst Beauty Ingredients. When making the switch look for these first. They are the scariest and dangerous to your health.
10 Worst Beauty Ingredients
Sodium Laureth Sulfate/ Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
“Skin irritant; rapidly absorbed into the heart, liver, brain and eyes which can cause long term effects; linked to cataracts in adults and inhibiting proper development of children’s eyes; skin structure, allowing other chemicals to penetrate deep into the skin, increasing the amounts of other chemicals that reach the bloodstream; animal studies show sense organ effects.”
I know reading this list can be overwhelming but…You Made It!! And now I would like to ask you a question. Pretend you are the princess in a movie and the evil witch brings you a cocktail. She says “Drink it now, and it might give you brighter skin, fewer wrinkles, and keep your face from looking oily. BUT there’s a price! Down the road, you could get sick, have diseases, get cancer, and possibly die.” Would you drink it?
I hope the answer is NO! The problem is that most people do not know or realize the connect between the two. I know I didn’t! I thought that if it was on the shelf for me to purchase it was safe. It’s time to become informed and take healthy into our hands! Start shopping smart and SAY NO TO TOXIC!
It’s time to start cleaning your bathroom! You can do it. Have yourself a little party and start throwing stuff out. You may cry a little bit (I did when I started tossing some make-up I loved), but I promise you there are equal healthy alternatives! If you would like to research more, I would encourage you to visit Skin Deep and The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Most the facts mentioned in this post were learned through these beautiful people.
Let’s Chat: Here’s to living a long life beautifully…you can have both! Let me know if you plan to or are making the clean switch in the comments below!
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