It’s all over the news, our soaps, shampoos and skin creams are causing damage to our bodies. They are altering our hormones, ultimately affecting fat loss, muscle building and our level of happiness so use caution!
Did you know: Certain soaps, shampoos, and skin care creams you and your family are using (found in grocery or beauty stores) contain several toxic chemicals that age you faster. This causes wrinkles to form on your face, especially around your mouth and eyes.
Did you know: The majority of these soaps, shampoos, and skin care creams contain hormone manipulators. These hormone ‘breakers’ mess with your normal endocrine system, and the unfortunate side effect is that it increases your weight gain and cellulite formation.
Did you know: The Food and Drug Administration is well aware of these facts, yet due to the multi-billion dollar beauty industry’s special interest, they do absolutely nothing about it!
However, there is some really good news since there are natural, inexpensive alternatives to these age-inducing, hormone-disrupting soaps, eye creams, anti-wrinkle solutions, shampoos, conditioners and masks.
In fact, the solution is right in your own kitchen.
That’s right, you can reverse the damage done by these chemicals by using simple mixtures of fruits and some other goodies.
Here is a list of some“Beauty Enemies” you absolutely must be aware of:
Beauty Enemy #1: Parabens
Parabens are preservatives used in most store-bought cleansing and beauty products. Parabens are also estrogen mimickers. This means that these toxins act to increase the production of estrogen in your body.
Over a dozen university studies have linked these parabens to breast cancer, increased body weight in the form of belly and thigh fat, as well as accelerated aging, specifically in women between the ages of 22 and 67.
You can either purchase expensive paraben free soaps, shampoos, creams, conditioners and detergents, or you can use home-made remedies that work for pennies! Whatever you do, avoid these nasty beauty destroyers.
Beauty Enemy #2: Nanos
Nanos may sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but for your skin, they are scarier than a horror movie. Nanos cause the normal skin cell growth to break down, which results in early wrinkling and deepening the wrinkles you already have.
Here’s the shocking part: Nanos are usually found in anti-aging skin lotions. It’s scary that the creams we ladies are using to look younger can actually make us look older! Nanos are also found in the majority of sunscreen lotions, so beware.
One of my really simple “look like you’re aging backwards” home-based remedy involves mixing strawberries, egg whites, and orange extract into a blender. Put this on your face for just 10 minutes, and you’ll have noticeably smoother skin, and it costs you only a few pennies to do.
Beauty Enemy #3: Synthetic Fragrances
Often labeled “fragrance”, due to the fact that it sounds harmless, synthetic fragrances are anything but harmless.
Here’s what you need to do: Look for the term phthalate-free on the label. This is the only way you can be sure that the synthetic fragrances in soaps, shampoos, skin creams, and laundry detergent are safe.
WARNING: Phthalates are a friend to cellulite and body fat. They cause your normal hormonal system to be disrupted. Your estrogen and progesterone balance is disturbed, and you will end up moody, with increased food cravings (that lead to weight gain) and increased cellulite on your lower body areas.
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