While many people carefully think through what they put into their bodies, not many people are as concerned by what they put onto their bodies. The fact is, your skin is the largest organ of your body. What you put on your skin is also absorbed through your bloodstream and processed by your organs. Thus, it is important to be aware of the chemicals you may be ladening onto your body. Why is it important? Because chemicals can cause a host of ailments including even weight gain (who knew?!).
The EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database has catalogued all the most popular brand names of makeup, skincare, hair, nails, sun, fragrances etc, and tells you how toxic or benign your favorite products are. I suggest taking all of your daily products to the computer with you, entering each item into the database, and finding out its level of toxicity. Best of luck with this exercise!
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