How many skin care products do you use each day? Many women use: body wash, facial cleanser, facial moisturizer, body moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, blush, powder, mascara, makeup remover, facial masks and scrubs, and perfumes.
Do you know how many chemicals the average woman puts on her body? The average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every single day without even knowing. And 60 percent of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our bodies (Huffington Post).
That is a whole lot of chemicals that we are absorbing into our bodies every single day. (And that’s just the chemicals that we put on our skin!) According to the Environmental Working Group, personal care products are manufactured with 10,500 unique chemical ingredients, some of which are known or suspected carcinogens, toxic to the reproductive system or known to disrupt the endocrine system. I think that we can all agree that we’d rather not bathe in 10,500 chemicals. Yet we willingly slather ourselves in these chemicals.
You don’t need to toss out every product in your house all at once (but you can, if you’re in to it!). Each time you finish a skin care product, replace it with a non-toxic option.
Reduce your toxic load and replace your skin care products. I’ve curated a list of my favorite non-toxic products and resources for you to get started.
Clean skin care companies
Good Medicine Beauty Lab (use code spirited at checkout to save 10%)
Featured skin care products
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (I use this as a body wash)