Updated: Jan 30
In the next few weeks I will be exploring some of the chemicals we may not even know are lurking in our skin care products. This week we start off with the most well known and one of the worse.
Disclaimer: I am by no means a scientist nor a doctor so the thoughts and opinion on this blog post is just that, my thoughts and opinions. If you have any ailments its best to consult with your healthcare professional.
WHAT ARE PARABENS?
Parabens are cheap preservatives that are used in an array of body care items. They do prevent growth of bacteria, mold, fungus, and even parasites from growing, But with a longer shelf life comes super harmful health concerns.
The skin, our largest organ, absorbs this extremely dangerous chemical into our bloodstream and various studies have shown that it causes an array of health issues many that have been linked to several types of cancer. These chemicals are also in part to blame for hormone disruptions and mood instabilities and disruptions.
In the quest for mass producing products with extremely long shelf lives, these manufacturers are putting our lives at risk. Cancer diagnoses have more than tripled in the last decade and yet we keep applying harmful chemicals such as this one to our skin.
If you can eliminate one of the many risk factors that we have of developing something like cancer.. won't you do some more research on the matter?
What are your thoughts on the ingredient lists that you see on the back of your favorite shampoo or conditioner? Have your ever stopped to think what these long names even mean and why they have to be included in your silky coconut conditioner? How does knowing this information affect your future purchase decisions?
omment below with some answers to these question.