Health & Beauty Products To Avoid

If you want to take care of yourself in the best way possible, you are going to have to think about what you are using and what you are putting into your body. In particular, you’ll want to make sure that you are not using any products which are actually going to cause you harm, which is something that you can easily accidentally do in today’s world. You need to be vigilant, and to have a strong sense of what kind of products you mostly want to do without, and that can be hard to do.

In this article, we are going to look at just a few of these health & beauty products to avoid as best as you can.

Talcum Powder

This is something that you have certainly used in the past, and it might even be the case that your mother used to swear by it. But there is growing evidence that the use of talcum powder is related to an increase in the likelihood of developing cancer, in particular ovarian cancer, and as such many people now agree that it is best to just avoid it altogether if possible. Being aware of the talcum powder health risks is itself a huge step forwards, and you might find that you use it less and less as time goes on.

Shampoo With Formaldehyde

Often when you look at the label on a bottle of shampoo, it can be shocking the amount of ingredients that go into it. Many of these are not really the kind of product you want to be putting into your body – and most notable amongst those questionable ingredients is formaldehyde. This is known to be very carcinogenic, and can also irritate your skin, hamper your growth, and even slow down brain growth in babies. It is best avoided if at all possible – so take care when choosing your shampoo.

Toothpaste Containing Borates

If you don’t normally take great care when you are choosing toothpaste, this is something that you might want to consider doing. It is, after all, incredibly important that you are doing so, as some of the ingredients that you can find in toothpaste are really not good for your body. A good example of this is borates, which can cause many problems in the human body including shrunken testes in men and birth defects in women who are pregnant. You should ideally avoid this at all costs.

Anything With Mercury

You find so many things with mercury in these days, and this is something that you are going to want to make sure you avoid as much as possible. Mercury can easily poison you, even in small doses, and the results of that can be shocking. It is toxic to the nervous system, and you could be causing your future self problems even if you don’t feel anything is wrong in the body. So avoid anything that contains mercury, and ideally get your friends to boycott those products too.



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