Are You Adding Toxic Chemicals to Your Skin?
Choosing personal care products that don't contain toxic chemicals is important to your overall health. Because your skin is the body's largest organ, it absorbs nutrients into your system.
The following are some general product names that you should avoid:
- Sodium laurel sulfate: This contains a carcinogenic byproduct after the manufacturing process.
- 1,4 dioxane: This includes PEG (polyethylene glycol) and polyoxyl, but it also has other names. This can affect the kidneys and brain.
- Parabens: they can mimic the hormone estrogen
- Phthalates: Dibutyl phthalate and dimethyl phthalate are linked to birth defects in boys, and lower sperm motility in adult men. Beware of this chemical in detergents, plastic on the food (like microwaveable containers from frozen meals), cosmetics, toys, and general plastic materials.
- MIT (Methylisothiazolinone): This can affect your nervous system.
- Triclosan: Avoid this in antibacterial soap.
These products can be found in soaps, shampoos, lotions, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and other household wares. While this is just the start, please reference this list for a healthier you! If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to our office for more information.