If you aren’t carefully reading all of your beauty and skin care product labels, you could be making a serious mistake. Of course, it’s important to purchase organic and natural products for the health of the environment, but it also dramatically impacts the health of your skin.
Did you know that the average American that uses beauty and skin care products puts more than 100 chemicals on his or her skin on a daily basis? That is a shocking amount, but it is unfortunately true in many over-the-counter products. When you start to read a product ingredient label and find all of the ingredients to be indecipherable, that is a bad sign. For this reason, it’s important to use products that are labeled as organic, natural, and eco-friendly.
But it doesn’t stop there!
As a savvy consumer, you may also be aware of the fact that many products use clever advertising to appear to be green or organic. Green products are more popular than ever, which is why many companies are using clever wording to present their products as eco-friendly when they may not be. The point is that you need to look for products that have a USDA certified Organic label or Green Seal. This will make a serious difference in guaranteeing that the product ingredients used do not contain chemical or harmful ingredients.
Last of all, when you are looking at the ingredient labels of your beauty or skin care products, make sure that you avoid any paraben ingredients. Parabens are a harmful synthetic ingredients that are used as preservatives. However, although they are approved by the FDA, other scientists feel that they could be linked to the development of breast cancer or toxicity.
The bottom line is that using green and organic products will not only protect the environment, but your own physical health! The skin is the largest organ in the body, and if you are using harmful chemical ingredients, they can be easily absorbed into your complexion to affect your circulatory system for the worse. Protect yourself by going green!
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