Every day this week we’ve sent our Squeeze participants a morning email and daily tip. Here was today’s tip (others are top secret).
Today’s Tip #6: Clean Your Skin Routine
What you put on your body is as important as what you put in it. You may have heard that there are potentially harmful ingredients in personal care products. And you also may have ignored it (so much to think about). Or, maybe you didn’t know which changes to make or why you should make them. So, we’ll break it down and keep it simple:
Why you should care: these ingredients are endocrine (hormone) disruptors, carcinogens and their toxicity can tip off a whole cascade of bad stuff.
Which products to look at: we’re asking you to look at items that touch a large amount of your skin. Specifically, grab your deodorant, body lotion, body wash and face cream/moisturizer(s)
What to look for: read ingredients and look for 3 things: Parabens, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), and fragrance (fragrance is a sneaky way of masking nasty stuff like phthalates which are linked to breast cancer)
For a great intro to skincare ingredients, check this out from Cocokind. Cocokind’s founder is Squeezing with us this week.
GOAL: check your deodorant, body wash, lotion, etc. for the terrible trio of ingredients and toss if the ingredients aren’t up to par.
We told our Squeezers we’d post our faves in these categories:
Karmameju dry brush, one love body oils and Dr Bronner wash
“I am not great on a natural deodorant yet, that is what I’ll be working on today!”
Babe Scrub body wash (and don’t miss their scrubs)
Jiva Apoha oils-Happy, Freedom and Joints are my faves
May Lindstrom everything (I love this line, do not miss honey mud, youth dew or blue cocoon, I mix this with foundation, use it as lip balm etc).
Neither of us can live with out RMS uncover up and when in doubt buy large jar organic coconut oil and slather it everywhere.
Check out our picks and let us know your favorite, clean skincare products as well in comments below.