The saying that “whatever you put into your system you’re going to see on your face and body” is absolutely true! All the ingredients that you both consume and apply to your skin really do matter and have an enormous impact on your skin radiating to its fullest potential.
Today we want to focus on what you put on your body–it matters as much as what you put in it. Eating a diet of nutrient-dense, whole foods isn’t going to do much for your skin if you are not also paying attention to the ingredients of the products you are putting on your skin.
When it comes to ingredients in cosmetics, the FDA bans only 11 while the European Union bans over 1400! This is interesting because you would think that the FDA has your best interest in mind. Sadly, this is not the case. US law does not require cosmetic products and their ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market. This just means that you are going to have to go on this healthy skincare journey on your own. You can find the full list of banned FDA ingredients HERE.
Let’s start with the top 10 most harmful ingredients to look for in products. You do not want to let them touch your skin.
These ingredients are not only known carcinogens, but many are also known as hormone disruptors. Putting them on your body’s largest organ is just a poor choice.
- Artificial Fragrance/Parfum
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Polyethylene Glycol