Is There Plastic On Your Face?

March 26, 2013 at 3:19 PM | Posted in haircare and skincare, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Woman looking at skin care

Plastic, lab-made polymers are used illicitly in hair care, facial creams, and even makeup. “Dimethicone” is one such toxic product that literally suffocates your skin as it stops it from breathing as it naturally does through the pores. You wind up with clogged pores and suffocated skin… and when used on hair, it eventually dries out the hair follicles and builds-up this plastic coating on the hair.

It should not be used in any body care product, but most body care manufacturers only care about the short term [immediate] results and don’t care about the toxicity or damage these additives cause to the human body.

In other words, your long-term health is of no concern to most makeup, hair and body care manufacturers.

You have to be your own investigator, and be VIGILANT in your quest for honorable, natural products that are both good for you and for the Earth.

The list of bad chemicals is a long one, but here is a “starter” list of some chemicals to avoid:

Propylene Glycol [also Butylene Glycol]- used as a cheap alternative to the more expensive Vegetable Glycerin. It is highly toxic and seeps directly through the skin and into the blood stream. A Liver and Kidney toxin. Banned in Europe.

Dimethicone- A plastic polymer that makes the skin and hair appear more smooth. This is short lived and can build up on both the skin and hair causing damage to both.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate [and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate]- Acts as a foaming agent. Causes Liver and Kidney damage, vision disturbances and damage to eye nerves, and Dermatitis and Eczema.

Benzyl Alcohol- Causes respiratory tract irritation, dizziness, decrease in blood pressure, nausea and headaches. This product is used in many detergents, nail polish remover, soaps, perfumes. A very cheap and caustic substitute for safer, yet more expensive products like Vinegar, Vodka, Witch Hazel.

Methylparaben [along with Ethyl, Butyl, Propylparabens]- Widely used to increase shelf life. Banned in Sweden and Japan. These chemicals are extremely toxic and have been the source of many health issues. Found in shampoo, conditioners, face creams, body creams, makeup, hair styling products, DENTAL PRODUCTS like Novacaine [shot straight into your blood stream…. WHAT?], hair color, and many products that are used on the body and in animal care and baby care, too. Keep a look out for these dangerous chemicals, and be a voice to stop this heinous act of using preservatives that are incredibly dangerous. There ARE natural, non-toxic [yet more expensive] alternatives like Vitamin C [Citric Acid], Rosemary Essential Oil and Extract, Vitamin E, and other natural products. But as stated, they are more expensive, and many manufacturers look at the bottom line and not your health!

Methylene Chloride- Supposedly banned in 1988 by the FDA, but it is used to this very day in cosmetics and body care that is downright harmful to your quality of life.

Sodium Benzoate- Snuck into many “natural” even “organic” products. This is a toxic preservative that turns into BENZENE when soaked into skin! Again, more expensive preservatives that are natural exist, but many manufacturers look at the bottom line only.

Talcum Powder- Implicated in many health disorders that are very serious. Prostate Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Asthma, and other illnesses that can be fatal. What is it doing in makeup, and baby products? There are NON-toxic alternatives like Arrowroot powder, Rice Powder, even Corn Starch. Don’t fall for the slick advertising and pretty packages filled with this carcinogen.

Fluoride- Used as a Rat Poison! This is a highly, highly toxic and corrosive chemical that is the by-product of the synthetic pesticide, aluminum, and coal industries. It has no business in your drinking water, and no business in toothpaste or dental products that your dentist is most likely clueless about. Remember, most Dentists are NOT Toxicologists and have zero training in Toxicology. MANY children have died from eating toothpaste and even in the dental chair when fluoride rinses are wrongfully put into their mouths. There are many, many Herbs, Essential Oils, Nut Oils, and even Sea Salt products that are healthy alternatives to using a dangerous poison! This is THE PLACE to start in your natural lifestyle makeover!

Cocamide DEA- Synthetic Surfectant. Creates foam in shampoos, etc. A carcinogen.

“Fragrance” or “Parfum”– Found in makeup, skin care, haircare, and sold as fresheners and includes commercial-made women’s and mens perfumes. The hundreds of chemicals that create these synthesized smells are extremely toxic to your body and to your brain cells. Many people say they are ‘allergic’ to perfume…. No, they are allergic to the toxic chemicals that create the highly advertised, synthetic concoctions that are also environmental toxins. In fact, it would be illegal to pour them down the drain because they are harmful to aquatic life! Do not buy synthetic perfumes. Save your money, and save your life.

Instead, opt for the many Essential Oils and handmade pressed flower and essential oil and spice parfums that have NO synthetic, chemical compounds. You will be blown away by the incredible natural products that are available to enlighten your life, mind, spirit. Make your own with a blend of organic oil [like Jojoba, for instance] and your favorite essential oil. Actress Drew Barrymore does this exact hand made preparation with her favorite essential oil, Patchouli.

My interview on March 23, 2013, with Stephanie Greenwood of Bubble and Bee Organics was, hopefully, informative to my listeners who care about their health.

You can’t control the pollution outside– although as taxpayers and citizens of this Earth, we certainly should have our voices heard about stopping the dirty industries that are intoxicating our lives.

But what you CAN control immediately is the quality of products you allow into your home, into your body, and onto your skin.

Take a look at Stephanie’s blog on her website Bubble and Bee and check out the “Chemical of the Day” information that Stephanie has put together to educate the consumer. This is an impressive educational site, so read and learn from her incredible research, and then arm yourself…. YOU WILL BE AMAZED at how many so-called “natural” products contain these harmful chemicals.

A whole new world of HEALING, HONORABLE, GORGEOUS, INCREDIBLE products awaits you when you learn how to include TRUTH into your daily body care routines.

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