Showers Can Be Toxic

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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!


Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://finelyground.net Marissa

    You know, I think I was skimming a book once and seeing info on toxic shower water. I’ve been thinking about pricing filters for both my shower and kitchen sink, but just haven’t gotten around to it. . .Would definitely be interested in reading about any other toxic shower solutions out there!
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  • http://radiant-brown-beauty.com Michelle

    It does have value. And not only that but sometimes things NEED to be short and sweet for it to stick in some people’s brains :-)
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  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Natural Organics

    Hi Marissa,

    It’s so worth it! Your skin will be softer and you will no longer subject yourself to a literal “gas chamber” when you shower. Check out the Berkey filters, they’re very effective. For our kitchen, we use a Crystal Quest 7 stage filer, then put that water through our Nikken Aqua Pour. Our water is very bad here in South Florida which is why we filter it so much. We purchased both of those filters online, so you can do a little Googling to get the best prices.

    Thanks for commenting!

    Robin