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What You Put On Your Skin Matters

Updated: Jun 2

There is almost 80,000 man made chemicals in the world!!! They are everywhere but today we will focus on the toxins we put on or skin. Chemicals/toxins are hiding in our skincare, makeup, lotions, soaps, hair products, tampons, condoms, and even cleaning products. An average woman uses about 12 cosmetic/personal products every day. That’s at least 160 DIFFERENT toxic chemical ingredients we’re exposed to before we even start our day. Our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs what we put on it. It's exactly how topical pain relievers work like Biofreeze cream (although we choose to avoid this product due to other ingredients and recommend using peppermint essential oils instead!). So now that we have the knowledge that what we put on us becomes us... let's talk about why it matters! Toxic cosmetics (and products) are very harmful to our overall health. They are linked to fertility issues, cancer, neurological issues, birth defects, autoimmune issues, gut imbalances, allergies, and so much more! So why use them if you don't absolutely have to?? The toxins hiding in our cosmetics are major endocrine disrupters. Our endocrine system is so fragile and super important for our overall health. The endocrine system is how our body regulates hormones. These hormones are responsible for helping our organs and body to function properly. It controls our metabolism, sexual functions, growth, sleep, and mood!

So what can you do about it? You can choose to do a 7-Day Functional Medicine Liver Detox. We recommend completing this detox 4 times a year to help your body purge harmful toxins and to keep your liver functioning at 100%. This is so important since none of us can fully avoid the thousands of toxins in our environment. Our liver is our bodies filter. It's responsible for cleaning all the blood running through our bodies. Now that's a big job! Unfortunately, the USA has not banned many toxins causing our environment (including our cosmetics) to be more toxic than ever before. This means our liver is not able to truly keep up with detoxing our body naturally. So the detox will give the body/liver the boost it needs to purge toxins and keep your liver healthy.

You can also start adopting a more toxic free lifestyle! This will lower your exposure to these toxins and allow your endocrine system to regulate and function naturally (the way it's supposed to function). This may require spending more money investing in companies that are creating products without harmful toxins and that actually have our health and the environment at the forefront. At Balanced Friends we call this voting with your dollar! Each time you buy something, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in. WE (the consumer) hold more power than we think! It’s up to us to buy products from companies who are trying to make this world better! This is how we will create change and how we will demand safer products for all! This is how we will help to lower cancer numbers, fight the obesity epidemic, and help lower infertility risk (for both men & women)!!! If you suffer from infertility, period pain, heavy periods, long or short periods, acne, hair growth or loss, extra weight around the hips, water retention, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, breast tenderness, mood swings, irritability, fatigue, dry skin or hair.....the first step is transitioning your personal products to clean and safe products!⁠ Need some help? That's what we are here for!

We share a lot of great safe products on our Instagram so please come and join our Balanced Friends community. Visit come of our favorite toxic free links below to help get you moving in the right direction!

Beautycounter - For all your safer cosmetic needs like makeup, shampoo, conditioner!

Branch Basics - Safer laundry & cleaning supplies!

Thrive Market - More affordable high quality grocery, wine, and more

Pact - safer clothing.

EWG - The best place to see how toxic your current products are and what to replace it with.

**Note that we make a tiny commission through the links provided at no extra charge to you. We only recommend products we believe in and personally use. Thank you for your support!

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