What You Put On Your Skin Matters
Updated: Aug 7
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!
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!
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