Toxic Additives in Skin and Haircare Products

How many of us in the name of beauty, slather our faces, bodies or hair with creams, lotions and potions that may be harmful to our health? The visible signs of aging and having beautiful skin depends on many factors, some of which we can partially control to help gain a more healthy and youthful appearance. Skin damage can take some time to reverse or change, but it is well worth it and your general health will benefit also.

To begin, read the labels on your skin, body or hair products and avoid the following:

Parabens are widely used preservatives in the cosmetic industry.  Research has shown that their hormone-disrupting qualities mimic estrogen and could disrupt your body’s endocrine system.

Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum. Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic – clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins. They can slow cellular development, creating earlier signs of aging. Continue reading