|What Toxic Chemicals Are You Absorbing Through Your Skin?|
Infographic from Natural Healthy Concepts
Toxic Chemical Soup
The health and wellness experts all tells us that we are living in a toxic, chemical soup. Every single day, we are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands, of chemicals in our environment, most of which have not even been tested. Of the small percentage that have actually been tested for human safety, many have been found to be toxic, even carcinogenic, to humans.
Absorption Through Skin
Although we breathe in and ingest many chemicals found in the air, water, food and household cleaning products, we also absorb chemicals through our skin. It is estimated that as much as 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed in our body.
Scientific studies point to links between the ingestion and absorption of certain chemicals and human health issues including skin allergies, cancer, infertility, birth defects, reproductive problems and learning disabilities.
Chemicals in Cosmetics and Skincare Products
The cosmetic and skincare industry is known for utilizing potentially harmful and dangerous chemicals in formulating its many products. Consequently, most of the commercial skin care products and cosmetics that we buy contain one or more of these toxic ingredients. It is vitally important to carefully read the list of ingredients on each product label.
Chemicals to Avoid - Infographic
This infographic from Natural Healthy Concepts lists 12 ingredients that are commonly found in skin care and cosmetic products and that should be avoided. To see a larger version of this infographic and learn more, please visit Natural Healthy Concepts - What Toxic Chemicals is Your Body Absorbing?
Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care Products
Toxins to Avoid in Shampoos and Body Wash