The following, informative article about most skin care products on the market asks, “What are you putting on your skin?” BAndrew skincare offers totally organic, healthy alternatives.(Click above to visit) Have you ever heard of sodium laurel sulfate?
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In today’s fast moving world we are bombarded with quick easy solutions to nearly everything including skincare products. It is a known fact that the majority of us use one or more chemically produced product’s each day in our normal bathing ritual. Unfortunately, many of us have no concept as to the dangers of these products nor do we really know the long term severity of there use. Even though the dangers of many of the more commonly used chemicals are published they are still not known by the majority of the consumers. So I am asking you if you really know what you are putting on your skin.
If you are like most of us, you’ve read the label of your favorite shampoo and found yourself confused and unable to pronounce much less understand what was really in it. But’ the front of the label said “All Natural or “Made with essential oils” so you felt it must be good and put in the buggy and went on with the rest of your shopping list. Well I hate to break the news, but what you have really bought is a product made with the same dangerous chemicals, with one exception it now has four drops of lavender oil. Do you feel better now with your selection? Probably not, but then you say to me but they all have these same ingredients! Yes, they do because there is a myth that there is no way of creating products without these synthetic chemicals. This is not true.
Now, lets take a closer look at one of the more commonly used chemical ingredients found in nearly every shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, body lotion, facial cleanser, ect. The first one that comes to mind is sodium laurel sulfate, SLS and also known by many other aliases. What is it? Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a detergent and surfactant used in 90% of commercial shampoos and conditioners, it is known to corrode the hair follicle and impedes hair growth, it is also considered a carcinogen and while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration encourages manufacturers to remove this contaminant, it is not currently required by federal law.
Studies have shown SLS can cause coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting. The Material Safety data sheet (MSDS) of the U.S. government list the above side effects along with exposure risk. SLS penetrates your eyes, brain, liver and remains there long-term. It is a mutagen that can change the genetic information of the cell membrane leading to the destruction of the immune system. I could go on but there is not enough room in this article.
If this is what it does to you as a human imagine the ecological effects of this chemical. What is it doing to the environment as we wash it down the drain while rinsing ourselves? Have we become so vein that the most important thing is the amount of lather we get from our shampoo, regardless of the effects on the environment, human life and the future existence of others? I say STOP! Support only products that are human and environmentally friendly, end this chemical nightmare.
You as the consumer have the power to choose what you purchase. I encourage each of my readers to find a product that is completely free of chemicals, yes it may be a little more expensive up-front but actually it is far less expensive in the long term of your health, well being and the environment. When you look at a product label look up the words you do not understand define them and then determine whether you really can afford to continue to use the product. My Golden Rule “ If you could not eat it then do not put it on your skin”. Do not be fooled by Marketing ploys if it says “All Natural” turn it over and read the ingredients, could you make a salad with the ingredients if not its not Natural.
So now what will you be putting on your Skin?
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