7 Toxic Chemicals To Avoid Found In Everyday Skin Care

April 21, 2016

Honey, next time you’re shopping for skin care products, ask yourself this: do you really know what you’re putting on your body?

Just as you take great pride in what you put into your body (or at least you should be!), you should also take great pride in what you put onto your body (and that includes your men!).

After all, what you put onto your skin will move into the pores and can eventually end up inside the body as well.

Unfortunately, many of the skin care products in today’s market are loaded with toxic ingredients that could be leading to issues such as skin allergies, infertility, reproductive issues, cancer, and even learning disabilities.

Your body will absorb roughly 60% of what you put on your skin, so as you can see, this is a pretty big number.

Taking care to read over the ingredient list in any product you are considering using and making sure that you only have quality natural ingredients is a must.

Let’s look at some of the main ingredients that you’ll want to strive to avoid at all costs.


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Benzoyl Peroxide

This ingredient is most commonly found in acne products and is a big one to be aware of. It’s been known to potentially promote the development of tumor’s in the body, so could increase your risk factor for cancer.

It does this by acting as a mutagen in the body, so it can cause damage to your DNA. You and I both know your DNA is perfect, so don’t let anything go changing that.


DEA (diethanolamine)

Another ingredient to steer clear of, DEA can cause many people both skin as well as eye irritation, so if you find that after using a product with this in it you break out in rash, that’s your reason why.

It’s also readily absorbed through the body, so this one will easily pass to your internal environment.



Phthalates is one that you need to be careful about because unfortunately, it’s not often listed on the label of most skin care products. The big problems associated with Phthalates include damaging impacts to the liver and kidneys, as well as possible birth defects if used during pregnancy.

Men may be impacted as well as ongoing use can lower their sperm count. If you want to start a family, this is one to avoid!



Chances are you’ve heard of parabens before as many products do claim to be paraben free. What’s so bad about this ingredient?

These are typically utilized as a preservative and have been linked with the development of breast cancer tumors. In addition to that, they can also lead to hormonal imbalances in both men and women, causing issues with fertility.

We don’t want any of that nasty stuff happening to you, sugar.  


Propylene Glycol (PG) & Butylene Glycol

Both of these ingredients are considered toxic and when handled in a lab, will require plastic cloves, special clothing to be worn, and proper disposal procedures to be carried out.

Even the EPA has issued a warning to avoid letting this contact your skin because it can lead to brain liver and kidney deformities.

So ask yourself, why would you ever want this in a skin care product?


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

This ingredient is often found in hair shampoos and is another one that you must avoid. Not only is it damaging to your hair, but it can also lead to eye damage, depression, diarrhea, skin irritation, and in some people, can cause breathing problems as well.

You’ll find it in any product that produces a foam, so that could be your dead-giveaway that that’s a product to avoid.



Finally, the last of the toxic ingredients that you must avoid when shopping for skin care products is Dioxin. This one is another that often misses the ingredient label, so you may not always know that you’re taking it in.

Dioxin is an ingredient that is utilized as antibacterial ingredient, which seems like a good thing, however it can also lead to cancer, lower levels of immunity, and possible miscarriages and birth deformities.

Again, if you are expecting a mini-me, you’ll want to steer clear of this.


Sweetie, it’s never been more important to check over all the skin care products you are using and make sure that whatever you are putting onto your body, it’s 100% all natural.

You only want to be using ingredients that will help your skin and that you’d feel comfortable putting right into your body itself. After all, whether you realize it or not, if you put those ingredients onto your body, they will end up into your body anyway.

Always remember that. If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t slather it on!

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