Harmful Ingredients you use every day.
There are so many harmful chemicals that you use daily that damage your skin. We want to help you identify what is bad for you and what is good. Here is a little about the harmful ingredients in our everyday commercial soaps.
One of the most common damaging ingredients is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). SLS is very toxic, and it is in most shower gels, washes, and soaps. It is known to have carcinogenic properties. It has created tearing, peeling itchy skin, bumps, and sores for numerous people. This product is useful in killing plants and insects. Makers of SLS were denied their petition to use SLS as a pesticide for farming because of the polluting properties and the damage to the environment it will cause. It's in floor cleaners and engine degreasers. The FDA approved it to be put on your skin every day in your soap. Some soaps will try to disguise this by calling it Sulfuric Acid Monododecyl or by just spelling lauryl differently.
This soap bottle claims to be natural on the front of the container. Yikes!
These are some other harmful chemicals in soap. Triclosan is known as a pesticide. It will kill plants, insects, and skin cells. Parabens linked to causing breast cancer in women, but yet it's still a harmful chemical in soaps. Ladies, let's stay away from that one. Diethanolamine (DEA) is a compound used in soap shampoos and cleaners. DEA, when tested and applied to the skin, can cause burning and irritation such as puffiness and itchiness.
Just because you grabbed it off the shelf and the FDA approved it DOES NOT mean it is suitable for your skin. It may clean your skin, but it will destroy it in the process and leave a residue on you to where your skin cells can't breathe as they should. I have posted some links at the end of this blog if you would like to read more about these harmful chemicals in soap. These toxic chemicals are getting in your body, and you're making it accessible by letting them soak into your skin. Keep your skin healthy and hydrated, as it should be. Go greener and more natural for your skin and beautiful look you want. Your skin is your largest organ, and we want to help you take care of it.