Most teen girls love makeup because it helps them feel better about how they look. Should you make sure your daughter has chemical free makeup? Absolutely!
Why is Chemical Free Makeup Important?
In the United States, although food products now all have labels, beauty and cleaning products require no labels at all. As a result, any type of chemical, fragrance, or toxin can be put into personal care products without telling the consumer.
Unregulated products include:
- Hair products
- Body Sprays, etc.
These products continue to go completely unregulated. Therefore, it’s so important for consumers to be aware of what is in their products!
Cosmetics and cheap makeup might make you look good but often contain hormone and endocrine disrupters. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anything messing with my daughters’ hormones!
People think that a little bit of chemicals in a product won’t hurt them. But if you add a little bit of chemicals to 20 different products that you use every day, the toxic load really adds up.
Furthermore, they say that the average woman applies over 300 chemicals a day to her body just through soaps, makeup, shampoo and hair products. Eighty of these products are applied before breakfast!
Chemical free cosmetics needed for teenage girls
This article talks about how this family removed chemicals from teen personal care products and, within days, their daughter’s hormone levels came down.
“We know enough to be concerned about teen girls’ exposure to these chemicals. Sometimes it’s worth taking a precautionary approach, especially if there are easy changes people can make in the products they buy,” Harley said.
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What will it hurt to avoid chemicals in makeup? Your child’s present and future health can be improved by easily avoiding these toxic substances.
There is plenty of great chemical free makeup available for teenagers that doesn’t contain hormone-disrupting chemicals and is still affordable. Keep reading about what to avoid and I’ll share healthy alternatives at the end. Here is a list of chemicals widely used in personal care products.
Hormone-disrupting chemicals to avoid:
Read your labels! Each of these have been known to interfere with hormone systems in animals.
Beauty products are not regulated, and yet it’s a proven fact that it only takes 26 seconds for anything applied to your skin to enter your bloodstream.
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Check out my favorite Personal Care Product Recipes if you like making your own.
You Control What Comes Into Your House!
It is SO important to avoid chemicals as much as possible! You are the gatekeeper for your home and nothing harmful should be coming in on your watch!