Sometimes people think of going “green” as a cute term or cool thing to do. Well it is cool because you really are taking care of your body and as a result it’s going to function a lot better for you now and in the future. However, there are so many reasons why it’s not only a good idea for you but for your family as well. I want to inform you on what to put on your skin but first I must inform you what not to put on your skin. And let me tell you, there’s a list!
Did you know up to 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies…HELLO!
Just say No to these ingredients:
Parabens– (This includes methyl-, propyl- ethyl-,butyl-) Pretty common in most skincare products. Hormone disruptor also known as endocrine disruptor. Has been found in breast cancer tumors, may cause male infertility and early puberty.
Propylene Glycol & PEG’s-(This includes -4, -6, -8…etc) Has been found to be contaminated with 1, 4 dioxane, which is cancer causing. Can cause acne, skin irritant.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate- Drying of the skin, skin irritant and has been linked to eczema. Endocrine disruptor and has been found to have 1, 4 dioxane, again cancer causing.
Talc- Links to ovarian cancer, also inhaling it can be carcinogenic (cancer causing).
Toluene- Irritating to the skin and respiratory tract, as well as cause liver damage. Has been linked with fetal loss.
Triclosan-Affects thyroid function, links to cancer, skin sensitivity, and onset of puberty.
Petroleum-Reports they are cancer-causing.
Fragrance-Can cause phototoxic reactions and can be photoallergic. Skin irritants, and has been known as a neuro-toxin.
Phenoxyethanol-Has been known to cause reproductive and developmental problems. Also is a skin and eye irritant.
FD&C Dyes-Deposit heavy metals into skin. All animal studies have been shown to cause cancer. Obvious skin sensitivity and irritation.
DEA, ETA, TEA & MEA-Known Carcinogens.
Coal Tar-Known Carcinogen.
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate-Known carcinogen, causing reproductive and developmental toxicity.
Aluminum-Neurotoxin and has been found in breast tissue.
Benzene (Variations)-Found to be carcinogenic in people and animals.
Benzyl Peroxide-Known to cause cancer.
Salicylic Acid-Has been linked to birth defects in pregnant women.
Phthalates-Known carcinogen, endocrine disruptor, cause birth defects and weaken fertility.