Most skin care products are loaded with toxic chemicals.
Grrrrrr…right? I mean, I just want to wash my hair—not scrub the grease off of a 50 year old stove!
Since I believe in taking small actionable steps towards healthy goals, I’m not gonna ask you to toss out your entire medicine cabinet—that’s just plain silly.
But I AM going to ask you to click the video to find out more.
(Claire Bear makes another appearance in this video, plus all the bloopers at the end. We seriously need to start incorporating our three other girls.)
Today we’re talking about the #1 most toxic skin care product you’re using today that you must stop using immediately!
Hey, It’s Mariah from mariahdolan.com, your busy mom headquarters to help you love the skin you’re in and today we’re talking about skin care products.
Unfortunately most skin care products are filled with toxic chemicals, detergents and preservatives such as formaldehyde and parabens.
Parabens have estrogen like properties. Studies show that when the body’s exposure to estrogen increases, so does the risk of breast cancer.
Since it’s totally overwhelming to do a complete overhaul of your entire medicine cabinet, I recommend starting with this ONE product.
Antiperspirant uses aluminum to block sweat glands, keeping sweat from getting to the skin’s surface. Aluminum has been shown to affect estrogen just like parabens previously mentioned.
Many people think we sweat out toxins, but actually sweat only has trace amounts of toxins such as ammonia and urea. We sweat to prevent our bodies from overheating. The last thing you want to do is block your body from performing a natural function.
So, what do you do if you don’t want stinky pits?
1. Use deodorant instead of antiperspirant. Deodorants don’t contain aluminum which blocks sweat glands.
2. Make sure your deodorant is free from parabens and propylene glycol. Even some of the deodorants marked natural contain propylene glycol which changes the structure of the skin and allows chemicals to penetrate deep inside the skins surface and eventually into the bloodstream.
Propylene glycol is rated a moderate health issue by the Environmental Working Group, and “moderate” is too high for me.
Here’s my faaaaaaavorite brand. Crystal Essence roll-on deodorant in lavender and white tea.
Now, I want to hear from you.
What’s your favorite all natural deodorant and why? Or better yet, do you make your own?
Let me know in the comments below.
Cheers to your health,