Toxic-free skincare and clean beauty are important because some ingredients commonly found in many skincare and beauty products may contain harmful chemicals that can damage our skin and lead to other more serious health complications.

Some of these chemicals and toxins include parabens, synthetic colors, phthalates, triclosan, and even formaldehyde. Some of these ingredients are used a lot in preservatives to prevent the growth of mold and yeast in cosmetic products. However, parabens can also mimic estrogen and can affect the body’s estrogen levels.

These products are also being used regularly and most likely on a daily basis which causes them to begin to build up over time, and this build up is also just as harmful as the ingredients contained in the products.

What Can Toxins do to the Body?

Our body eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and the skin. When these toxins are not eliminated, they can cause other symptoms such as allergies, headaches, and digestion and skin problems.

Too many toxins in the skin can cause adverse reactions like acne and rashes and have also been found to cause puffy eyes and breakouts of eczema and psoriasis.

Effects of these Toxins on the Environment

In addition to causing complications with our health, they can also cause problems for the environment as well. Several skincare and beauty products are known to be made with chemical ingredients. Some of these are known carcinogens and are toxic to our body.

They also contain preservatives like BHA and BHT which have been found to kill fish and can even cause genetic mutations. The transfer of these chemicals found in our skincare products into our water system can cause devastating effects for the environment and the fish and wildlife.

What Can We Do?

To help minimize the effects of these toxins on both our body and the environment and boost our own wellbeing, we should opt for more natural selections when it comes to the products we choose to use in our daily skincare routines.

Further, when we stay clear of damaging ingredients that can be found in many commercial products, we are setting ourselves on a better path and can help reduce redness and irritation without all the harmful chemicals.

Finally, since many chemicals are actually not regulated, we need to familiarize ourselves with the different claims, labels, and ingredient lists that can often be very deceptive for consumers. Some companies have found ways to hide or omit these ingredients and instead allow them to fall under the category of trade secrets.

Don’t risk the health of yourself and the environment. Look into more natural skincare options today.

 

Meta: Toxic-free skincare can benefit not only our own health and well-being but the environment as well.

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