Updated: Jun 4
Many of us are turning the corner on our health journeys and becoming more mindful of what we are putting in our bodies. Especially these new fluffy quarantine bodies that keeps appearing in the mirror for some strange reason. But how many times do we truly give a second thought about the chemicals that we put on our skin.
Here are a few major chemicals to avoid in your skin care routine:
PARABENS Mostly used to help prevent gross things like yeast, mold and bacteria from growing in your products. Sounds great right? Wrong! Its been linked with hormonal imbalances, early puberty in females and an increased risk of breast cancer.
BENZOPHENONE This is found in mostly sunscreens because it is designed to absorb ultraviolet light before it can burn your skin, but it is also associated with cellular damage and cancer. Yikes! So many things that are designed to help but cause more harm.
TRICLOSAN Frequently used in products for antibacterial, this chemical is known to interfere with thyroid and reproductive hormones.
SODIUM LAURETH (OR LAURYL) SULFATE If you want to use car washing chemicals on your body raise your hand ...if your products have this chemical in it, then thats exactly what you would be doing. Many products use it to give you that foamy lather, but it can also irritate the skin, lungs, and eyes
SYNTHETIC(CHEMICAL) FRAGRANCE & COLORS The number 1 cause of allergic reactions to beauty products. The other danger in this seemingly simple listed ingredient is that it can actually contain hundreds of ingredients that are not required to be listed. Many of which are cancer causing.
There are many more, however these are our top 5 we think you should be aware of. Switching to a chemical free skincare line such as Zo SkinTherapy can help alleviate the concern about the impact that these chemicals might have on your and your family´s health. Be choosy about your products even if it means spending a little more to ensure you are putting your health first is worth it.
We would love to hear other ingredients you would like to know more about. Leave comments below on ingredients you may have concerns about.