Many of us don't think twice before applying our make-up, spraying some perfume or taking a supplement.
But there are thousands of chemicals – many of which have scientific names that nobody can say – that we should be aware of purchases.
Especially since, as the Australian green beauty experts Simone Abaron and Mukti explain, they can cause irritation, breathing difficulties and in some cases even cancer.
& # 39; We trust that if it is sold in retail, especially here in Australia, it is safe, & # 39; said Simone, founder of Apotecari Bioactive Haircare.
There is also the misconception that if products are current, they go outside of our body, there is no problem with them (stock image)
& # 39; There is also the misconception that if products are current, go outside of our body, there is no problem.
& # 39; The reality is that our skin is an organ that works in harmony with the rest of our body to maintain optimum performance and functionality, and skin absorption of chemicals and toxins is in the same park as with intake. & # 39;
Mukti, who studied Green Cosmetic Chemistry, Complementary Medicine and Naturopathy, agreed that some toxins can go beyond our protective skin barrier, especially when we apply ingredients in layers.
So which should we avoid?
These are used as preservatives to stop the growth of bacteria in products, but can affect estrogen levels in women because they do not & # 39; years & # 39; leave.
& # 39; Parabens have been found in umbilical cord blood in babies and some scientists think they can interrupt the baby's birth weight, body height and birth time & # 39 ;, Simone said.
The parabens most commonly used in makeup are methyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben and ethyl paraben.
Australian green beauty experts Simone Abaron and Mukti have released their own biological series to reduce the amount of chemicals in beauty products
These compounds are used in moisturisers and sunscreens to make them creamy and easy to apply, and they can remain in your system for months.
It can cause mild to moderate skin and eye irritations and laboratory experiments have shown that exposure to high doses of these chemicals causes liver cancer and precancerous changes in skin and thyroid gland.
& # 39; The golden rule here is: do not put anything in or on your body or hair that you would not eat from a fork, & # 39; said Simone.
& # 39; Do you want a litter of diethanolamine with your morning coffee? Or coconut oil with some shea butter? & # 39;
Every beauty product that we buy has a chemical composition and it is important to note exactly which ingredients are used (stock image)
This group of chemicals is used to stop nail polishes when they are applied, to prevent stiffness in hair spray and as a fixative in odors.
They are linked to endocrine disruption, developmental disorders and reproductive toxicity and cancer. The European Union banned its use, but they can still be found in American products.
What are some other chemicals to avoid?
* Heavy metals – Allowed in some cosmetics as a preservative
* Mineral oils – Used to bind moisture in your skin into skin care products
* Oxybenzones – Used in non-mineral commercial awnings as a UV filter
* phenols – Benzophenone-3 and BPA. BPA is used in plastic bottles
* Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) – Foaming agent in shampoos and body washes
* triclosan – Antibacterial agent
They can stay in your system for up to two days before your body eliminates it.
& # 39; According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), consumer products in Australia have a low formaldehyde content, & # 39; said Simone.
# It is used in shampoos, conditions, shower gels, eyelash glue, hair softening solutions and nail hardeners.
& # 39; In cosmetic products, it can cause skin irritation, hypersensitivity, and breathing difficulties. & # 39;
It can remain in your body for 10 days.
How can we replace them?
Both Mukti and Simone believe that non-toxic cosmetic brands should be the ones you are racing.
& # 39; You want to find products that are SLS, paraben and phthalate free, using natural oils instead of mineral oils and natural preservation systems instead of chemicals, & # 39; said Simone.
Your hair is made from keratin, a protein. You need to get enough amounts of protein to create enough material for your body to grow.
& # 39; You can get protein from animal and vegetable foods or opt for a supplement that is designed to deliver exactly the recipe your hair needs & # 39 ;, Simone said.
& # 39; You must also ensure that your scalp and hair get enough good fats and oils, otherwise you will get poor hair condition and dry skin.
& # 39; You can get protein from animal and plant-based foods or opt for a supplement (photo) designed to provide the exact recipe your hair needs, & # 39; said Simone.
& # 39; Many people do not understand that hair health is a reflection of the health of the skin of the scalp itself, so nourishing the scalp is just as important as nourishing the hair.
& # 39; You can get these good fats from wild-caught, low-heavy metal that contains fish such as sardines, or vegetable sources such as linseed oil and evening primrose oils. & # 39;
& # 39; The less processed, the better. It is much less complicated for our bodies to recognize and assimilate plant-based ingredients, & said Mukti.
& # 39; You should look for fresh, certified organic or biodynamic products that contain many polyphenols – think of all the colors of the rainbow.
& # 39; Good quality saturated fats such as avocado, coconut, butter and ghee. & # 39;
& # 39; The less processed, the better. It is much less complicated for our bodies to recognize and assimilate plant-based ingredients, & said Mukti
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