Four years ago the FDA ordered a ban on Anti-Bacterial Soaps. Within a year, they said, all anti-bacterial soap products will be off store shelves, but they're still being sold.
Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical used in antibacterial soaps and a wide variety of consumer products, has many potentially harmful effects, especially for children. Triclosan can alter hormone regulation and may interfere with fetal development. An increased cancer risk has also been suggested Triclosan was found in 100 percent of urine samples taken from pregnant women in Brooklyn, NY.
As noted in a featured article in The Atlantic, the reasons for avoiding triclosan are far from few... this antibacterial ingredient has been linked to:
Triclosan was found to aggravate the growth of liver and kidney tumors, which came as a surprise to the researchers. According to one of the authors:
"We aren't saying that triclosan causes cancer. We're just saying that with constant exposure, this environmental agent, which is extremely ubiquitous, can promote development of tumors. If one can avoid it, I would avoid it."
In another interview he clarified by saying: "If you have a damaged cell that's been attacked by a mutagen, triclosan promotes the development of the tumor. The compound also causes inflammation, which means that all the ingredients necessary for developing cancer are present."
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When a woman goes shopping for skincare products it can be extremely overwhelming, especially when looking for scrubs to exfoliate dead skin and leave us feeling smooth and radiant!
However, since the start of Suds Me Up Buttercup, I have taken a very bold stand in not offering "sugar" products to my clients. Of course there are many reasons for this and I would love to expand on them so YOU can make an informed decision when it comes to buying products to put on your skin that you feel safe about.
When it comes to sugar we all know that putting it in our mouth is not a wise choice. It harms our cells, breaks down our immune system, and makes us sick. So don't you agree that if it affects our body on a cellular level, it would do the same if it is seeping into our pores through bath and body products as well? There are a lot of claims out there that sugar pulls moisture into the skin and helps with the aging process, yet I disagree. Here is what I have found about this indredient found in many products.
RUN FAR AWAY FROM SUGAR
* Is rarely used in "natural" skincare products
* Excess use of Sugar products can damage the skin's collagen increasing the aging process
(aka- dull skin and wrinkles)
* Increases testosterone resulting in larger pores
* Also promotes oily skin
* And creates dark circles under our eyes
YIKES!!! Who would of thought all of that could come from putting sugar on our hair, face, and skin (PS- it can also cause yeast infection when used around our "womanly area"). But don't worry, there are still plenty of options available to hydrate your entire body without including sugar in your skincare routine. Now let's look at all the benefits of using salt instead!
OPTION #1: DEAD SEA SALT
* Improves blood circulation
* Eliminates toxins and balances the skin's ph levels
* Treats acne, eczema, and psoriasis by gently exfoliating dead skin cells
* Rehydrates our skin by restoring the depleted mineral of magnesium
* Reduces the appearance of skin wrinkling
* Treats fungal infections such as athletes foot
Can you use dead sea salt as a face scrub?
The simple answer is no; however, we can use them as a facial wash instead!
To do so simply Dissolve a handful of Dead Sea Salt into a basin of tepid water, and rub the salt softly against the skin of your face to remove dirt, oils and dead skin to leave it feeling soft and rejuvenated.
OPTION #2: EPSON SALT
While Dead Sea salts are made up of salt (sodium chloride) and more than 20 minerals, Epsom salts contain no salt at all. Instead, Epsom salts form when high levels of magnesium and sulphate combine in water. They are known as 'salts' simply because they resemble salt crystals and have similar properties.
* Pulls toxins out of muscles promoting healing and relaxation
* Relaxes stiff joints
* Eases headaches
* BONUS- You can even add it to your shampoo to give volume to oily hair
NOTE: For anyone battling diabetes, it is not recommended that you use any type of foot soak. Because of poor circulation and nerve damage, doing so may worsen your condition and cause further health problems.
OPTIONS #3: PINK HIMALAYAN SALT
As you can see these three powerhouse salts attack a wide variety of skin and health ailments from head to toe. Suds Me Up Buttercup loves pampering you with products that are safe to use on all areas of your body, not just from the neck down.
Be sure to visit the 2020 Product Catalog for products currently available to attack any skin problems you may be experiencing (especially the Bath Tea Salt Soaks in three options).
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