You have finally made the decision to get healthier. You watch the food you eat, are sure to purchase in-season and organic when possible, and stay away from pesticides. You exercise and move. You feel you are doing great, and you are!
But then comes the matter of your make-up. I mean, do you think about the ingredient label like you do with food? Probably not. I know I didn't, and just wrongly assumed that the FDA kept toxins out of make-up and personal care products.
Sadly, that is not true.
Companies are allowed to use harmful ingredients and make their own judgements about safety.
Something you think might be as safe as make-up can contain the following:
Heavy metals and toxins lurking in make-up products is a dirty little secret!
How do you keep yourself and your loved ones safe? There are a few things you can do.
First, bookmark the EWG's Skin Deep Database which lets you search over 70,000 products for safety ratings.
Second, you can shop for products that are EWG verified, such as Beautycounter.
EWG verified companies only allow ingredients in their products that are the best for your health based on all the latest science.
Third, never give your kids toy "junk" make-up from stores such as Justice or play make-up kits. You don't know what is in them, and chances are, there are more dangerous toxins in them than not.
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Janelle is a Certified Health Coach and Wellness Advocate
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information so you can make smarter decisions.
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