Healthy living is not only about exercise and working out. It’s a lifestyle.
Of course, the road to clean and healthy living begins with the things you feed and nourish your body with. Eating food that are fresh and high in fiber and healthy fats is one way you can take care of your body and remove toxins that are weighing you down.
But while it’s important that you track what you put in your body, it is also great to be careful with what you put on it.
Some chemicals that have found their way in your beauty products are causing more harm than you think. See the list below and weed them out from your beauty lineup as soon as possible.
Oxybenzone is an ingredient found in most sunscreen products. Putting sunscreen or sunblock is important to prevent your body from the risk of developing skin cancer. However, exposure to oxybenzone is reportedly as harmful and as potentially damaging and could cause the skin disease as well.
The chemical is a known hormone disruptor that could cause reproductive concerns to men and women.
2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
SLS could cause a lot of damage to your body. This includes respiratory issues, skin irritation, eye damage, hair loss and damage to vital organs. SLS turns into a harmful carcinogenic when it reacts with nitrosamines. It easily enters the body through the skin. SLS is found in hair products, body wash and makeup.
Phthalates is a chemical that is petroleum-based and is commonly used to make plastics malleable. Side effects of this toxic compound are endometriois, ovarian and breast cancer, prostate cancer, respiratory problems, allergies and obesity. Aside from plastics, soap, nail polish, makeup, deodorants and perfumes often have this.
4. Momoethanolamine (MEA), Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA)
These chemicals may only be three letters but they sure could be lethal when mixed with other chemicals. They affect the reproductive systems of both men and women and has the potential to become carcinogens. MEA, DEA and TEA are found in hair products, lotions, perfumes, sunblocks and soaps.
5. Propylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol is commonly used in products that claim to be antifreeze. This chemical maintains the wetness of products even after opening. Products include most wet wipes, wet tissues and coolant in vehicles. Too much of this chemical could cause complications in the kidney, liver and heart.