Today's topic deals with some of the nasty chemicals that most females are harming themselves with in cosmetics, lotions, face creams, shampoos, etc, as well as natural alternatives that are much safer.
But for the guys reading this, you might want to keep reading and make sure to pass this info on to the women in your lives (girlfriend, wife, mother, etc) that might be harming their health with all of the nasty chemicals in all of these cosmetics, lotions, creams, shampoos, etc that they use everyday (plus make sure that you're not inadvertently being exposed to these harmful hormone disrupting chemicals).
The first thing you need to be aware of is that unless you get the best natural, organic formulas, MOST lotions, creams, shampoos and other cosmetics contain potentially harmful chemicals known as "parabens".
Parabens are synthetic chemical-based estrogen mimickers (xenoestrogens) that can easily be absorbed into your skin from lotions, creams, shampoos, and other cosmetics. Once your body absorbs these harmful xenoestrogens, they can cause hormone imbalances for both men and women causing problems such as low-T and manboobs for men, as well as problems in women such as breast cancer, menstrual cycle issues, and early menopause, among other issues. They've also been linked to possible early puberty in girls.
Also, there are some studies that indicate possible accelerated aging of your skin from parabens in lotions when they react to UV rays you are exposed to.
The bottom line... parabens are NASTY, and not something you should ever want to put on your body's largest organ, your SKIN, which absorbs them into your body to a good degree.
To your health,
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer