Wednesday Wisdom - Practice Safe Skincare / by Erin Holland

Raise your hand if you workout....

Raise your hand if you try to eat cleaner, greener, and overall better....

Raise your hand if you know what's in your lipstick, cologne, and baby's tear-free organic shampoo....

This is the problem. We've been educated on how to read food labels while naively ignoring the products we put on our skin - the largest organ of our body that quickly absorbs, for better or worse, everything we put on it and put in our environment. 

I haven't been educated on product labels. I couldn't tell you what to look for other than to avoid parabens and phthalates. But why?

The beauty industry creating the multiple products we put on our skin is a self-regulating industry that does not need to disclose the ingredients they use, which is bad news for Americans. The European Union has banned 1,400 chemicals in personal beauty products known to be toxic, whereas the U.S. has banned 11. WTF? 

Beautycounter has created safer, higher effective personal products for the entire family and has vowed to NEVER use 1,500 chemicals in their products. With stringent testing and guidelines, Beautycounter is one way you can start controlling the toxins you are exposing your family to.

This March 4th Beautycounter turns 4! Now more than ever, we need to take a stand to protect our health and the health of our children and their children. We need to march forth and be a voice of change. Educate yourself about safer ingredients, purchase safer products, and reach out to Congress urging them to pass more health protective laws. By saying YES to safer beauty products, you are a part of the movement! Spend 10 seconds today to text "MarchForth" to 52886 to send a message to your represantatives. 

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