Having gone through radiation and chemotherapy, the realization came that there are other ways that we chemicalize ourselves – often unwittingly.
Skin care products is just one of many ways we do this. Many harmful chemicals are used in most of the over the counter products we are exposed to every day. Here are a few ingredients to watch for on the label:
Mineral oil, paraffin wax, paraffin oil, sodium laureth sulfate, talc powder, toluene, sodium hydroxide, rancid oils, propylene or butylene glycol, lanolin, fragrance and finally, isothiazolinone.
Our skin breathes and whatever we put on our skin is absorbed into the body. Harmful substances such as the ones above can cause damage ranging from clogging pores to skin damage to intake of carcinogens resulting in cell damage.
There are more natural and organic skin care products on the market these days. Make sure to check these products as well to ensure that they are, in fact, natural and/or organic.