Why is it important to be concerned about the ingredients in hair and skin care products?
Because your skin is basically a huge bidirectional sponge that absorbs anything placed on it. According to a study conducted by Chemical Safe Skincare Research in 2006, the average woman absorbs more than five pounds of toxins from her bath, body and skin care products every single year. Yes …FIVE POUNDS! The effect that five pounds of toxic material has on your body is hard to estimate, but many of the toxic chemicals used in body care products are known to be, endocrine disruptors, reproductive hormonal disruptor, allergens, gene modifiers, and more. Some of these chemicals have an indefinite after life in the body, meaning the body has no effective means of eliminating these synthetic toxins and the toxic residues remain in body tissues for decades. The prolonged exposure to chemicals which the body cannot effectively eliminate has never been thoroughly studied, but this exposure is expected to be partially to blame to the increasing rise in allergies, autoimmune disorders, and other health problems. Using toxin-free products on our skin and hair is obviously very important.