November is national healthy skin month. If you want healthy, radiant, and youthful skin, you should drink plenty of water, get adequate sleep, and always use products with organic ingredients. When you invest in using organic products on your skin, you reduce your exposure to contaminants like herbicides, pesticides, benzene, DMDM hydantoin, petroleum, mineral oil, and parabens.
Many people believe that baby oil is good for their skin because they may have used it on their baby’s skin to help with diaper rash or skin irritation. However, baby oil has mineral oil, which can clog pores, irritate the skin, and is considered a carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute (NCI, 2019). Organic skin care products come from plants and may contain organic essential oils, shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, fatty acids, and vitamins.
Organic skin care ingredients are environmentally-friendly and gentler on your skin. More importantly, organic ingredients are grown without using pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, and parabens. Organic ingredients are free from toxic chemicals, which means you can feel confident you are not exposing your skin to dangerous chemicals. Invest in using organic botanical skin care products with hydrating cocoa butter, shea butter, or mango butter and enjoy a lifetime of healthier soft and hydrated skin.
I have included a list below of the most common toxic ingredients in skin care products. If possible, make sure you avoid purchasing skin care products that have the ingredients in the list below:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Healthy and glowing skin requires healthy skin rituals and non-toxic ingredients. Check out YOLO Health and Wellness organic body butters and get ready for healthy and soft skin.
National Cancer Institute. (2019. February). Mineral Oils: Untreated and Mildly Treated. Retrieved from: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/mineral-oils
Disclosure: (I am a writer and editor for the National Institutes of Health. Information contained in this blog post are not associated with my role at NIH).