Chemical Overload and how to reduce it

The beauty and skincare landscape is changing rapidly. In years gone by, consumers may have innocently bought into over zealous marketing ‘Hype’- but not anymore. Brands would mass produce mediocre product, laden with chemicals and spend vast sums on marketing, with little to no focus on quality of ingredients. In my teens I remember having the worst skin, spotty and red from inflammation. I simply had no clue what was the cause. Looking back I now realize what was going
on. My skin was highly sensitized to all the chemicals i was putting on there to ‘treat’ my acne. Strong fragrances, Parabens, Mineral Oils and Synthet
ic colours have NO place on human skin. Skincare needs to be clean, non toxic and reduce inflammation, not cause it.

Today, the cosmetics industry is responding to consumer demand for safer products. Walmart and Target have recently announced initiatives to push for safer skincare. Whole Foods has already motivated many companies to produce to safer ingredients, as part of their Premium Body Care program. Many large beauty brands are now promising to remove certain chemicals such as triclosan, phthalates, and parabens. This happened because people across the world became aware of the link between disease and chemicals in our food and products.

Avoid Toxins such as:

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Mineral Oil
  • Triclosan
  • Synthetic Fragrance
  • Synthic Colors

It is important to remember that anything we put on our skin, is entirely absorbed by it. You may aswel be eating the product. The skin is the largest organ in the human body, so it is vital we protect and nourish it. With the right regime, everyone can have beautiful, clear skin.

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