One of the ways I work with my patients is by helping them reduce the toxic burden on their bodies. This means we support their liver in removing toxins in their system as well as lower the amount of toxins going into their body. A simple way to avoid toxins is by using non-toxic skin care products. After all, our skin is our largest organ, what we apply topically does get absorbed into our bodies.
Many skin care products are loaded with ingredients that harm our skin and bodies over time. Read on to educate yourself on a few harmful ingredients you should avoid. And forward this blog post on to your family and loved ones.
Polyethylene (PEG) compounds
Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate
Overwhelmed? Why are these chemicals still used in personal care products if they are so harmful? In the United States there is no overseeing authority that scrutinizes the ingredients in or the safety of personal care products. The European Union Cosmetics Derivative bans many carcinogens and toxins from personal care products and the United States has yet to meet these standards. Educate yourself and protect yourself from the contamination of our bodies by these chemicals of concern. For starters – support the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and download the Environmental Working Group’s – Shopper’s Guide to Safe Cosmetics. Educate and empower yourself!
Dr. Jaspreet Mundeir, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in the East Bay Area. She is the owner of East Bay Natural Medicine where she focuses on helping patients achieve their optimal health state using homeopathy, hydrotherapy, nutritional supplements, botanical medicine and bio-identical hormones.
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