Could the Chemicals in your makeup be making you ill?
According to a growing number of experts, the ingredients found in common cosmetics and beauty products could pose a serious risk to your health. Your make up could be affecting your mood, contributing to hormonal problems and contain known cancer causing agents.
Recent research found toxic chemicals in shower gels, eyeshadows, lipsticks and soaps. Some of these ingredients have been linked to cancer, hormone changes, birth defects in unborn children, increased risk of miscarriages and serious allergic reactions.
Should we really be concerned?
According to the Good Housekeeping Institute, we absorb roughly 60 percent of everything we put onto our skin. Products such as eyeshadows and mascaras can enter our bodies through the soft membranes covering our eyeballs; and we all know to watch inhaling perfumes, hairsprays and the risk of nail polish, but did you know toxic Formaldehyde-releasers are used in a wide range of cosmetics? How knowledgeable are you of what is really in your products?
What to Do?
Take a #Bliss Challenge: Become more knowledgeable about your beauty products and switch to natural, healthy alternatives. Do not assume products are safe to use because they are for sale. Read the ingredients and KNOW what you are ingesting. Don't actually know what the ingredients listed is? Google to the rescue. Also check out this Site for a pdf of the "Dirty Dozen" or most common toxic ingredients in USA and Canadian beauty/home/cleaning products.
Become knowledge about ingredients and the effects these chemicals have on your body and then step up and use natural products. As you switch to certified organic and healthy, natural products note how your mood changes. Also take note of any physical changes, such as swelling, burning and itchy patches that suddenly disappear. Also many women report fewer headaches and less irritability when they switch to non-toxic alternatives. Win-Win!
Make the change today and commit to taking better care of yourself! It's time to Love yourself and your body! Make a point to practice self care (and love) by putting your health first and becoming more knowledge about these products and picking better alternatives. You are so worth it!
#Bliss #Health #Selflove #Beauty
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