Cosmetics are anything you apply to your skin when you clean, groom and beautify your body. And every day, you may unknowingly be ageing your skin and undermining your health using products in your bathroom.
It’s eye-opening when you start investigating your personal care products.
Everyday cosmetics, such as soap, shampoo, moisturisers, body lotion, eye, lip and facial makeup, fingernail polish, toothpaste, deodorant, perfume and hair dye can contain synthetic chemical ingredients proven to be harmful to health.
Some of these chemicals dry, irritate and age your skin. While others have been shown to contribute to hormonal disruptions • headaches • allergies • skin conditions • depression • chronic fatigue • learning disabilities • hyperactivity • irritability • and even certain cancers.
To protect your skin from harm – it’s worth using toxic-free cosmetics on your skin.
There are so many beautiful natural and organic cosmetic brands available now that it’s easy to make the switch.
what’s hiding in your cosmetics?
There are two great websites you can investigate ingredients in the products you use:
- The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics – www.safecosmetics.org
- Skin Deep Cosmetics Database – www.ewg.org/skindeep
One of the healthiest things you can do for yourself and your family is to avoid synthetic chemicals that are hazardous to your health and age your skin.
anti-ageing foods your skin loves
Take a look at your diet too.
When it comes to anti-ageing and skin health – what you put inside your body is more important than the cosmetics you put on our skin.
A growing number of studies reveal that the most effective way to prevent skin ageing is through nutrition.
We’ve put together a list of the nutrition your skin loves in our blog post – skin loves anti-ageing foods – how to stop ageing your skin.
Toxic Beauty Documentary
Website link: www.toxicbeautydoc.com/the-film
Toxic Beauty is an excellent investigative documentary that exposes hard truths about dangerous, unregulated chemicals and toxins in cosmetics and personal care products.
Woven throughout the film is a human experiment that documents a medical student who measures her chemical body burden from using over 27 personal care products. Scientists monitor her shocking results.
In the end, there is hope when the filmmakers meet companies and people who offer solutions for safer, toxicant free cosmetics.