Friday, April 15, 2016

Personal Cosmetics Routine is Apart of Healthcare

Whether you wish for it or not, the make-up you choose to wear, the deodorant, your favorite toothpaste and more, is apart of your daily healthcare contribution.

Simply stated "toxins in, toxins out", espoused in the Story of Cosmetics video, illustrates basic common sense. Whatever toxins go into making a product are going to come out. And it shows up in your body in various degrees and types such as lead, mercury, petrochemicals. Naturally, these toxins can have an impact on the body systems in different formats. It is supremely important to consider daily care routine as a part of staying well and your general wholeness.

The good news is abstaining from chemically-laden products can reduce the amount of exposure in as little as three days.

"Researchers gave 100 Latina teenagers various personal care products that were labeled to be free of common chemicals including phthalates, parabens, triclosan, and oxybenzone. These chemicals are used regularly in almost all conventional personal care products such as cosmetics, soap, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, and other hair products, and animal studies have shown that they directly interfere with the body’s endocrine system."

The results...

"After just a three-day trial with the girls using only the lower-chemical products, urine samples showed a significant drop in the level of chemicals in the body. Methyl and propyl parabens, commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics, dropped 44 and 45 percent, metabolites of diethyl phthalate, used often in perfumes, dropped by 27 percent, and both triclosan and benzophenone-3 fell 36 percent." - Collective Evolution



Recommended Reads:
Label Reading: The Golden Rule
Label Reading: Levels of Organic Certification
Label Reading; Hair Detoxing
Label Reading: Organic Certification and GMOs
Label Reading: Fragrance
What You Thought You Knew About the Cosmetic Industry

Product Spotlight:
Miessence Mint Toothpaste - Certified Organic, Toxin-free
Tahitian Breeze Roll-on Deodorant - Certified Organic, Aluminum-free
The Olive Parent Favorite - Soothing Skin Essentials - Food-grade, Certified Organic

Sources:
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/04/06/what-happens-to-your-skin-when-you-switch-to-cosmetics-with-less-chemicals/
http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-cosmetics/


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