The One App You Need to Go Toxin-Free
Not to be dramatic but you (and I) have no idea all the shit that we come into contact with daily. Our skin is the largest organ and it absorbs everything it comes in to contact with. I used to never think about this stuff. In fact, I would actively ignore the ingredients list and prefer to bury my head in the sand. Sound like you? No shame girl, been there, and learning more every day.
Here’s what my daily makeup routine was:
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette for eyeshadow, Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, Urban Decay blush and bronzer palette.
Then I downloaded the “Think Dirty” App. And my mind was BLOWN! My eyeshadow ranked 7/10, mascara 6/10, and the blush/bronzer was 8/10. Some of the ingredients that were flagged as hazardous were talc, polyurethane, phenoxyethanol, and polytetrafluoroethylene (ptfe for short). These are just a few of the dangerous chemicals in our makeup and skincare products. These chemicals can cause cancer, disrupt your hormones, irritate your skin and lungs, and can be highly toxic to your organs.
If you have started your journey of going toxin free, are just learning about it, or have been doing it for years I HIGHLY recommend downloading the “Think Dirty” app and start scanning your beauty products. If you have no interest in going toxin free I challenge you to still download this app and just scan one product that you use.
Now I don’t say this all to scare you, or to sound like I know it all because I most definitely do NOT. I am learning just like you. But the more I learn the angrier I become that I put myself at risk for the sake of ease and comfort. I encourage you to learn about what you are putting on your skin and the possible side effects! Tell me, what are you doing to better yourself today?