Written by Miranda Huey
|Wednesday, 02 September 2009|
Skin Care: Guide to Making yours Eco-Friendly
BENEFITS for the environment: Skin care products contribute to the thousands of chemicals washed down the drain. These disrupt aquatic ecosystems, seep into the soil, contaminate farms, and contribute to cancer and infertility among populations of marine life and wildlife.
BENEFITS for your health: Eco-friendly skin care products often have significantly fewer toxic chemicals than traditional products. Toxic chemicals are those that have been linked to causing birth defects, reproductive harm, and cancer.
BENEFITS for your wallet: If you make your skin care products at home, you will not only know exactly what ingredients you are putting on your face, but you can also save a lot of money!
If you make these products at home, the common fruits and oils may already be in your pantry. Even if you wish to buy an eco-friendly skin care product already on the market, there are now lower-cost options in many stores.
Time and effort: Low to Moderate
Buying eco-friendly products is easy because all you need to do is know what to look for. If you make your own products, you can just blend the ingredients together and apply them to your skin.
Making your own eco-friendly skincare:
Buying eco-friendly products:
Avoid certain chemicals
These chemicals can be found in various skin care products, and have side effects which can be bad for both you and the environment.
4 http://planetgreen.discovery.com/go-green/natural-skin-care/skin-care-ingredients.html; http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/NEWSCIENCE/oncompounds/phthalates/phthalates.htm.
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