8 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Skin Care Products ...

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We’re all so environmental and health-conscious, it’s hard for big corporations to get one over on us anymore!

We know what we want, and what we don’t, and we’re certainly not going to buy beauty products with harmful chemicals in them!

The key of course is to KNOW what to buy, and what to steer clear of… and I can help!

Here are 8 ingredients to avoid in your skin care products.

1. Parabens

Parabens are endocrine inhibitors and are potentially estrogen mimickers, which are, needless to say, bad: some studies have linked estrogen inhibitors to the development of breast cancer.

So why would parabens be an ingredient in most cosmetics, moisturizers, and shaving creams?

Because they’re very good preservatives.

But here’s the stance on parabens on the FDA website, “FDA believes that at the present time there is no reason for consumers to be concerned about the use of cosmetics containing parabens.

However, the agency will continue to evaluate new data in this area.” In other words, you may want consider avoiding parabens in your skin care products.2

It’s better to be safe than sorry!

2. Sulfates

Chances are, anything you use that bubbles or foams contains the popular chemical ammonium laurel sulfate.

Shampoo, hand soap, shave cream, you name it.

But for some people, this entire group of chemicals can cause a range of allergy-type symptoms, from a mild rash to a full-blown headache, hives, and throat swelling.2

Sometimes these symptoms develop over time, so the more you use sulfates, the worse your reaction.

Be good to your hair and skin and avoid sulfates altogether.

3. Synthetic Dyes and Fragrances

If you’re living a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, then you’ll want to avoid synthetic dyes and fragrances in your skin care and beauty products because often times, these are made from animal by-products.

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