For me, the most relaxing part of the day is my morning shower. It helps me get ready for the day — it gets me clean, it helps wake me up. But that’s not even my favorite thing about it. A hot shower gives me a few minutes to escape before I have to start my day.
Would you believe me if I told you that those few peaceful moments you get in the shower, you may actually be doing harm to your body?
Harmful Chemicals in Skincare Products (BAD Cosmetic Ingredients)
Our pores are the most open to absorbing water (and chemicals) when we bathe. And when we bathe, we’re massaging over ourselves with soap, body wash, and shampoo. Many of these products contain chemicals that dry out our skin, like sodium lauryl, laureth sulfate, and ammonium lauryl.
These harsh detergents are created through a chemical process that produces another chemical as a byproduct. The resulting contaminant, 1,4 Dioxane, isn’t even listed on the ingredients on the product bottle. This hidden ingredient, also known as just “dioxane,” is considered a carcinogenic chemical by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
How to Protect the Skin from Toxic Chemicals in Hygiene Products
So what can you do about dioxane contaminating your shower products?
In the long term, start voicing your opinion about carcinogenic chemicals in our shower products with your pocketbook. By buying only non-toxic skin care products, you are not only leading a healthier life, but you’re also sending a message to manufacturers — that you won’t accept their unsafe practices.
But right now, before you go out shopping again, you should read my free report, “Do Not Buy Any Skin Care — Until You Read This.” Use it as a guide to review the ingredients of various skin care products so you can find the brands that are safe for you.
As a leader in formulating safe, non-toxic skin care products, I can tell you that together, we’re already making a difference. California’s Proposition 65 allows consumers to sue companies that produce products with certain levels of dioxane. And a few years ago, Herbal Essences announced they would reformulate 18 of their shampoos to reduce the dioxane levels by more than half.
Help me educate other people on how their shower products could be doing more harm than good.