Let's Talk Toxins
I've always been told to "check the ingredients" when grocery shopping. Normally I do, and then chose to not look and be ignorant when I want my favorite candy bar or salty snack added to the buggy. Why do we check the ingredients? Because, we don't want to put those "nasty," "unhealthy," and "harmful" chemicals in our body. Yet, when was the last time you checked the ingredients in your lotion, soap, shampoo or makeup....
...yeah, me neither.
I started to realize that the "nasty," "unhealthy" and "harmful" chemicals that we're so use to putting in our body are like ninjas and get into our system more than just through our mouth. They also creep in through our skin.
Anything you put on your body absorbs into your blood stream in 26 seconds. Oh s***! I don't know about you but I have used the same makeup, body + face wash for years. I wasn't sure what kind of "nasty," "unhealthy" and "harmful" chemicals were in these products so I started looking them up using this super helpful website and here's what I found. They rate products that we use in our everyday makeup and skincare routine on a scale 1-10. 10 containing high amounts of toxins and 1 containing low amounts. Here's what I found...
This got my attention. I'm using shampoo and conditioner that soaks into my scalp, affecting my hair growth, that has a rating of 8 on a scale 1-10 for toxins. And the face wash that I'm using that suppose to remove harsh chemicals from my face after makeup use is an 8 as well. Something's got to change.
I researched my booty off to find face + skin products that aren't only eliminating the harmful ingredients but also giving my skin back what these terrible products had taken away. I found out that makeup ingredients and what's "legal" to put inside of these products has not been reformed since 1938! This means that companies and brands can throw in whatever ingredient they want in their product and call it "organic" if they want because makeup isn't being regulated by the FDA. What the....
On a good note, I also found a makeup brand that's mission is to put healthy makeup + skincare products in the hands of all people and educate them how to eliminate harmful toxins in their everyday routine. It's called Beautycounter. I believed in their products and the results so much after replacing my moisturizer, face wash and shampoo with theirs that I became a consultant and now am out to educate you about replacing what's killing you with what will provide you (and your family) a safe skincare routine. Beauty counter isn't the only "healthy" makeup and products out there, there's other great ones as well. I'm not asking you to dump your makeup bag in the garbage, I'm just asking you to be smart, friend. Let's care about our largest organ, our body and one another.
Health isn't just about eating smart, it's about wearing smart, too.
If you have any questions, any recommendations on being healthy or want to chat, comment below and I'd love to grab coffee with ya!