After plenty of thoughtful and careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that there is a serious need for a blog that delivers accurate information on health and beauty for young women.
The government won’t do it, the 71 billion dollar beauty industry won’t do it. So I will.
So let’s talk beauty, shall we?
Our health is at risk. Grave, serious, detrimental risk. I keep hearing how more women are having tough times getting pregnant or diagnose with breast cancer. I have family members of my own struck with illnesses that seemingly came out of the blue. I, myself, have noticed my skin becoming more and more irritated by products breaking out in rashes and red bumps. At the age of 24 my gynecologist found a lump in my breast. Luckily it was a cyst, but why am I having to get scanned at such a young age? What is going on?
Take a look at what we are placing on our bodies and in our bodies and we have an answer.
Each day women on average are using 12 different personal care products- The Story of Stuff Project
In those twelve different products are chemicals such as lead, coal tar, talc, formaldehyde, parabens, toluene, and titanium dioxide to name a few. Never in my right mind would I assume that what I use to clean my hair or protect my skin from sun damage would actually harm me. Go ahead and take a look at your lipstick’s ingredients and see what you find. What are these chemicals and what are they doing in our cosmetics?
Shorthand answer? They are toxic to our health, yet incredibly cheap to produce.
So, I am on a new mission. I am willing to test “natural” products, shed light on misleading advertisement, and provide information that will guide in make healthier beauty choices. I have already added a few new helpful tools and answered common misconceptions. I am learning with you, so if you have advice or information to pass along send an email my way! I’d love to hear from you.
It is about time to take matters into our own hands. Let’s become educated, informed consumers. Let’s demand a change in the beauty industry and in the U.S. government.
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