I try to educate all my clients, the kids I interact with at Fitness For All Inc., and anyone who values a healthy lifestyle the importance of putting the right foods into our body. What we eat and drink is a fundamental part of how our bodies work, and giving them the right “fuel” to operate is essential for optimum functionality and living. The healthier we eat, the better we feel. It’s not just food that is essential to our bodies. The products we use for skin care, hygiene and beauty also have a profound effect on our bodies.
Transdermal applications may not seem like they influence our inner bodies, and they only have an effect on our outer appearance. However, consider this. When someone applies a cream, gel or patch to their body they don’t expect it to have an internal effect. Some do though. There are some birth control patches or even nicotine patches that are delivered transdermally directly into the bloodstream, affecting us in minutes. Not unlike food, we need to be conscious of what we are putting into our body. What we put onto our bodies also goes into our bodies.
The skincare and cosmetic products we use on a daily basis have chemical components and make ups we probably can’t even pronounce. If you make a conscious effort to avoid harsh chemicals and preservatives in food, are you doing the same thing with what you apply to your skin and body?
Sean Croxton, of Underground Wellness, wrote an article examining personal care ingredients to avoid. He writes about how we use them and how they may have an effect on our bodies. “In my opinion, the toxic chemicals we habitually use in the name of hygiene, beauty, scent, and spotless homes are the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about.
There aren’t many parents out there willing to own up to the fact that their children may be going through early puberty due to the estrogen-mimicking chemicals in their shampoo.”
As you will see in the article, these are the 4 main toxic ingredients to avoid…
- Sodium laureth sulfate
- Propylene glycol
You can always find natural products to substitute and replace your cosmetic applications.
This is a handy site where you can find some healthier alternatives to some toxic products you may use right now.
Take coconut oil for example. Coconut oil is an amazing product, which can be used to cook and even as a moisturizer!
Check out this video for more products to avoid that could potentially be dangerous for you or your family.