Showers Can Be Toxic
Each morning many of us unconsciously start our day with a morning ritual…For most of us this begins by taking a shower. Have you ever thought about the many hazardous toxins you are subjecting your skin to? Probably not!
While in the shower, not only are you breathing in the chlorine that is probably in your water, you’re also absorbing it into your skin. Chlorine is a chemical that can be irritating to the skin and hair. This can be one of the reasons why your skin feels dry when you come out of the shower. Why is a poison like chlorine added to the water? Because it kills bacteria and pathogens, yet at the same time it’s harsh on the delicate skin and hair.
Most of us use shower gel to cleanse our skin. All of us have our favorite scent. But have we ever thought about exactly what makes it smell so good or gives it that foaming effect? Take a look at the ingredient list on the bottle. Do you see any words you don’t recognize? Can you even pronounce them?
A good rule of thumb is you can’t read it or pronounce it, don’t put in on your skin!
[Editor's Note: This was an early post of mine, hence the shortness and why it's not as comprehensive as my later posts. However, I feel it still has value and I am leaving it in! Not to toot my own horn, but you can really see how I've grown as a writer! LOL]
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
P.S. To combat the nasty chlorine (and fluoride) in your water, you should be using a shower filter. I find that my filter is very effective, so much so that sometimes when I am done showering, I can skip using body lotion because my skin is soft. If you don’t filter your water, most likely you will emerge from the shower with dry, tight skin.
More Than Alive sells effective shower filters at affordable prices. Click the link and enter: “shower filter” into the search bar. If there’s one thing you should do to green your beauty routine it’s this! I urge you to check it out for better health and better skin!
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