Harmful Products in Lotions You Use

The health and beauty industry is much like Hollywood, beauty on the surface toxicity at the core. It’s scary to think about all the harmful chemicals that are used in our products without our knowledge. We must be aware of the reality and educate ourselves so that we know what to look for when finding the right product for us. The following is a list of the harmful products found in our lotions:

1. Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

  • A preservative and stabilizer
  • Found in many products from: lipstick to yeast infection medication
  • Toxic to our cells
  • Creates difficulties with metabolizing food

2. DMDM Hydantoin

  • Preservative
  • Irritates the eyes and skin
  • Are used in 20% of all cosmetics

3. Parabens (butylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, or ethylparaben)

  • Linked to hormone disruption
  • Breast cancer

4. Retinyl Palmitate

  • Controversial form of vitamin A
  • Causes tumors

5. Mineral Oil (also called liquid paraffin, liquid petroleum, paraffin oil)

  • By product of petroleum distillation
  • Causes red rash when contacting skin

6. Fragrance

  • This is a general term for thousands of chemical ingredients
  • Chemicals used to make creams smell cause hormone disturbances

We all want to satisfy dry skin and keep our skin moisturized but not at the expense of our health. We must be aware of the products we are using so that we don’t cause serious damage to our health and wellness. Remember to always read the labels on the products you use. Try shopping local, organic, and handmade with products you can guarantee are an excellent addition to your skin care routine.

Bye for now. One Love.

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