Choose Herbal Skin Care Over Poisonous Parabens!
I have to write this, because I just read something that made me sick to my stomach. I have been looking into different options for herbal skin care lately, and I came across a scary fact: Most skin products contain trace amounts of parabens. I want to give you some information to drive home how important this is, and you can make the decision for herbal skin care for yourself.
Parabens are a group of chemicals used in a variety of products. They work as preservatives, as well as anti-bacteria agents, and are very cheap, so they are included in lots of products. Shampoos, shaving gels, all sorts of things… but in these cases they only come into minor contact with the skin, and then are washed away. However, when parabens enter the body in any concentrated form, such as through a skin cream, they remain.
Recent studies have shown that in cases of breast cancer, traces of parabens were found to be inside the forming tumors! There are all sorts of claims that parabens affect estrogenic levels as well, to the point of possible bodily harm based off extended contact. The short story is that these chemicals are bad news for the body!
Many advocacy groups claim that until we have a better understanding of what parabens do inside the body, we should keep them out of products that deposit them inside the body in concentrated doses. While there has been no research that suggests that parabens are directly causative of cancer, many groups agree that more testing needs to be done… and until we know for sure, what they do to a person, to get them out of our products!
As it turns out, a group called, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics started petitions that would allow cosmetic companies to sign on, swearing to avoid any of these harmful ingredients as long as their dangerous qualities were in dispute. Makes sense, right? Well, guess what! Most of the major ‘health product’