As natural medicine providers in Fairfax, VA we always look out for your health and safety. The makeup that so many put on each and every day can have toxic and long term effects on our health. When it comes to skin care products not all are created equal and so many of them contain harmful chemicals. Many of these chemicals are linked to the underlying causes of aging and accelerate the process of aging. I highly encourage you the look at the label on your makeup and skincare products just as you do with your food, what you may find is quite alarming. Chemicals found in beauty products are the most harmful. The first step in detoxifying your body is to stop exposing yourself to harmful chemicals.
Look for These 3 Toxic Ingredients in Beauty Products
this is organic compound that is moderate base on the pH scale. Cosmetic companies use this to balance the pH because of other acids used in makeup. Sounds like a good thing right? We don’t want to put an acid on our face, but this chemical is so toxic that most all gas companies and nuclear power plants use it to clean the inside of gas pipes and inside the steam pipes of the nuclear reactor. This chemical has also been made illegal for human use in Europe because it has been linked to causing skin cancer, liver, and kidney tumors.
DMDM (dimethyl-dimethyl) Hydantion:
This compound is used as a preservative in most shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, and cosmetics. Over the last decade we have begun to really focus on preservative free foods but no one is telling us about what we put on our body on what we put in. This chemical releases the compound formaldehyde which has been linked to medical complaints such as fatigue, headaches, lightheadedness, dizziness, joint pain, and depression.
This is a synthetic antibacterial agent that is found in most cosmetics, shampoo, conditioners, and lotions. This chemical is classified by the EPA as a potent pesticide and warnings about its toxicity to humans and animals. Companies are using this even though it has been flagged by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and studies done by the FDA show that it effects hormone regulation and metabolism as well as contributing to antibiotic resistant bacteria. Also this chemical has been linked to causing of allergies, inflammation, and thyroid dysfunction. Now will you think twice before reaching for the hand sanitizer, then also next time you are buying your favorite shampoo or conditioner read the label.
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These are just three chemicals that we are being exposed to on a daily basis so I encourage you to start reading the labels looking for chemicals such as these. The best rule of thumb is anything that you put in your body or on your body needs to be scrutinized. Look for natural products, yes they may be more expensive but when you think of the potential health risk and what that could cost you in the future, does the extra dollar now seem worth it. Come to Optimal Health Dimensions the leading providers for natural medicine in Fairfax VA to have your health check up.