18 Nov Lotion | Fatal Conveniences™
It’s important to remember that everything you put on your body, goes in your body. So when you’re slathering that store-bought lotion all over your skin, do you know what you’re really moisturizing with?
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Most store-bought lotion is full of hormone-disrupting, cancer-causing ingredients.
We’ve covered similar topics in previous episodes, but I really want to stress this point – most of the lotions and moisturizers you purchase in the store are terrible for you. I get that you want to avoid dry skin and keep it supple and wrinkle-free, but there are better options than these chemical cocktails masquerading as lotion.
There are three red flags to look for when reading the ingredients on a lotion bottle: Parabens, Fragrance and Mineral Oil.
In this episode, I thoroughly break down each one, what names they may be listed as, and why they’re so bad for your skin, your body and your health. The scary thing is that companies don’t even have to disclose some of the toxins they’re putting in your lotion.
The most frustrating thing about these nasty lotions is that nature has everything we need! When we turn our backs on nature and instead look for these chemical-laden products that promise the world, we’re just looking for trouble. Why use lotion at all when there are so many natural – and cheap – alternatives. I’m team coconut oil all the way, but there are SO many other plant oil options. A good rule of thumb is: if you can safely put it in your mouth, you can safely put it on your skin. If you can eat it, go nuts, rub it all over your body! But, the number one way to avoid dry skin is to stay hydrated. We’ll go through it all in the show – so listen up and drop that lotion bottle!
[00:01:32] The use of moisturizing lotion throughout history
[00:03:25] What exactly is lotion?
[00:08:12] Anti-aging ingredients added to lotion
[00:09:02] The ingredients to look out for
[00:12:24] Chemical fragrances in lotions and the harm they cause
[00:19:48] What to look out for and what to use instead
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