So I’m sure everyone has heard about the dangerous and toxic chemicals that are in our everyday lives. Between our detergents, flame retardant furniture, candles, car exhaust, paints and plastic food containers our lives are constantly filled with chemicals. But not all aspects of our lives have to be so toxic, and cleaning up your makeup routine is an easy way to get a lot of bad stuff out of your life and off of your face!
So to start our makeup clean up we need to know which chemicals to avoid. I’ll start by listing 10 dangerous chemicals to avoid below:
1. Parabens and Phthalates
2. Dibutyl phthalate or DBP
3. BHA and BHT
6. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
9. Parfum (fragrance)
10. Coal tar
That’s really just the tip of the iceberg! Most of these chemicals disrupt hormones, are known carcinogens, are bad for the environment and are just all around unnecessary in our cosmetics!! There are so many more ingredients to stay away from still- the list goes on and on! But I think this is a good place to start, and it’s a little easier to keep track of a few ingredients to avoid at a time than trying to remember a bagillion! Lol!
I know it’s hard to avoid these products and it’s even harder to get rid of some of your favorite products because they have the ingredients in them, believe me! But on the other hand we get to be toxic free! We won’t be turning into sick, tired people!
Thank you so much for reading this article and keep an eye out for Makeup Clean Up part 2! I’ll be discussing some clean cosmetic companies that you’ll be able to buy from if you want to go clean!