12 Nov '11, 7pm

The problems with chemicals in cosmetics:

Use fewer products. Is there something you can cut from your daily routine, or a product you can use less often? By cutting down on the number of chemicals contacting your skin every day, you will reduce any potential health risks associated with your products. Use the “Custom Shopping List” feature of the Skin Deep website www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep2/index.php to find products that have fewer potential health issues. Read labels. Marketing claims on personal care products are not defined under the law, and can mean anything or nothing at all, including claims like organic, natural, hypoallergenic, animal cruelty free and fragrance free. Read the ingredient label carefully to find evidence that the claims are true. Use milder soaps. Soap removes dirt and grease from the surface of your skin, but also strips away your body’s own natural skin oils. Choosing a milder soap m...

Full article: http://www.naturallifemagazine.com/0606/skindeep.htm

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