Did you know? The skin is designed to be a barrier, which prevents toxins from entering our bodies. Most of the time it does its job extremely well. However, there are some chemicals, which still manage to get through. Applying chemical products directly to the skin increases the risk of them finding their way into the bloodstream, from where they can penetrate our vital organs.
Many of these chemicals are what’s known as endocrine disrupters, causing hormonal imbalances, they can cause skin irritations, premature aging, allergies, headaches, acne and have been linked to many cancers.
Toxins to avoid
It can often be confusing to know what to avoid. In general it is best to avoid any ingredient, which can harm the environment or cause harm to your health.
Here are some ingredients that have been proven toxic.
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).