We spend lots of energy and willpower selecting what we put inside our bodies, and with great reason! Whatever our body ingests manifests itself through our skin, energy levels, mood, etc. When it comes to food it may be easier to make healthy decisions if we are aware of its consequences. But have you ever considered that it is just as important to think about what we put on our bodies?
Did you know that up to 60% of what you apply to your skin makes its way into your bloodstream? This why we should all be paying attention to the ingredients in the products we use every day.
WHO'S PROTECTING YOU?
Countries outside of the United States, seem to be taking the matter very seriously. In Europe, 1,500 toxic substances are actually banned from beauty products as well as 500 in Canada, while in the United States, that number is only 30!
You never hear about the FDA removing products off the shelves of your favorite stores because they contain chemicals that have been proven to be harmful to our bodies. In fact, do you know the names of all the ingredients or chemicals found in your favorite beauty products that are considered unsafe? The chances are you don't, because the government, or anyone else for that matter, does not regulate the ingredients that go into your personal care products.
HOW DO YOU PROTECT YOURSELF?
As information becomes more accessible than ever, it is important to continue to educate yourself. By doing so you will discover brands that set new standards and care about what you put on your body. This will also encourage the creation and development of safer products.
And this is the role of retailers like Clean Beauty Mart to make sure the products on our shelves do not contain anything harmful for our bodies. Here at CBM, we make it a point to screen products for ingredients that are truly natural and safe to put on our bodies.
On your end, try to stick to products you know work well for you and make sure that your skin, energy and mood convey the best of you. Make the switch to a nontoxic beauty routine and we guarantee you won't regret it!