There are thousands of personal care products available to consumers. Shelf after shelf is lined from the bottom up with concoctions of everything imaginable to choose from. From hair care to foot care, the inventory is nearly unending with choices from all over the world.
Are you making healthy choices when it comes to what you put on your body? Are you aware of diet and exercise and then smear chemicals on your skin that can silently wreak havoc with your best healthcare intentions?
It would take a towing company days to haul away the number of unhealthy products offered to consumers in the stores just within a couple of miles of Tala Studio. So, I presume that it is the same no matter where you go in most developed countries.
On an average, most adults use 9 to 15 personal care products every day. Many well-known commercially produced lotions and cosmetics includes approximately 126 chemical ingredients.
At Tala Studio we like to give suggestions and guidance to those of us who want to use natural applications. We are aware that it’s not always easy to go 100% natural with our daily routines, but here’s something to think about.
There are seven carcinogens that are ubiquitous to products on most of our bathroom counters.
• ethylene dioxide
Hydroquinone is the most commonly found contaminant used by over 90% of women and 70% of men during their daily care regime. With cancer rates off the charts – even among those who watch their diets and join spin classes, it makes you wonder if we aren’t missing a crucial component as an underlying cause.
Along with the numerous options, there are healthier alternatives. Yes, we have choices, there are more and more personal care items that are produced with the highest of integrity devised from best practices.
Since women, especially pay an exorbitant amount of time trying to look younger, our facial products are very important to us. Some of our recommended faves are:
• Dr. Bonner’s Fair Trade Bar Soap
Gentle enough for face and body this soap is made up of coconut, olive, palm, hemp and jojoba oils. For the scented bars, organic essential oils add mild aromas and for those who prefer unscented a Baby Mild formula is available. $4 for a 5 oz. bar.
• Waleda One-Step Cleanser & Toner
This facial cleanser combines gentle cleaning and toning and is made to keep skin from drying out. It’s a sure hit, especially in climates where the air is dry or for those winter months when we spend so much time indoors. 3.4 oz. $19.
• 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
Who doesn’t have the occasional morning when we wake up with tired, puffy looking eyes? A little bit of this anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich cream derived from coffee can bring life back to tired eyes and help reduce the appearance of fine lines. 1 oz. $19.
• Pangea Organics Moroccan Argan with Willow & Rosemary Facial Cream
We need a moisturizer that won’t plug pores and has a lightweight feel. If you haven’t found the best one for you, try this for $36 a 2 oz. tube.
• Acure Radical Wrinkle Complex
When we sleep, our skin as at its best to take in nutrients and repair itself. This wrinkle cream is a concentrate of organic argan stem cells to protect and rebuild collagen along with chlorella growth factor in a highly-concentrated dose. Keep the wrinkles at bay for $30 a 1 oz. jar.
These are just a few of the choices that have become more widely available to us than even a few short years ago. When you begin to give up your old familiar chemical laden creams in favor of nutrient rich, healthy products, give yourself time to adjust. Your skin will thank you, and so will your overall health.