Considering that skin is our largest organ, it’s critical that we take good care of it. What should we know about green skin care? After all, you’re already aware of the importance of living green, but what about the importance of using green skin care products?
Pronunciation is Key
If you can’t pronounce (or eat) the ingredients in your bottle of skin care, some experts recommend putting it back on the shelf. While some unpronounceable ingredients are nontoxic and safe, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with what’s in most of your skin care. Some great sites on the web such as NaturalSkincareAuthority.com provide a database of chemicals used in most nongreen skin care if you have specific concerns.
Just say no thank you to petrolatum, mineral oil, and paraffin. Why? Because petroleum byproducts can cause different kinds of cancer. It’s not good for your body and it’s certainly not green. Petroleum is often used in kerosene or petrol – so in other words, it’s often put inside barbecues or cars. To me, a chemical that can be used in outdoor cooking has no place on my body.
Skip the Scent
Make sure you read the ingredients and avoid any product that contains ‘fragrance’, which can often be a sneaky loophole for all kinds of nasty chemicals. Why? Often, federal law doesn’t really require companies to provide a complete list of the many chemicals involved in a fragrance mixture. The result? Health issues waiting to happen, from breathing issues to cancer-causing byproducts.
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