What Not to Wear on Your Skin! How to Clean Up Your Cosmetics

Is it time to clean up your cosmetics?

Think about it…

Do you have any idea what is in your favorite personal care products?

We use them everyday and most of us don’t realize what the ingredients are or the potential

dangers associated with using them on our bodies on a regular basis.

Let’s face it, most of us use our everyday beauty products without a second thought.

What Not to Wear on Your Skin! How to Clean Up Your Cosmetics

Did you know that most lipsticks contain lead in their ingredients?

Or that your favorite eye shadow could put you at risk for lung disease?

What Not to Wear on Your Skin! How to Clean Up Your Cosmetics

Most powders, moisturizers, toothpaste, shampoos, shaving creams and many more

products are all filled with toxins, such as , that our bodies absorb.


What better way to kick off

the new year than by

cleaning up

your cosmetics?


Our skin is our largest organ, so what goes into our beauty and personal care products

is extremely important to our health.

Sure, you look good, but what is that beauty product actually doing to your body?

With the new year, comes new beginnings or new resolutions.

What better way to kick off the new year than by cleaning up your cosmetics?

You have complete control over what products you choose to use on your body.

It just takes a little extra effort!

How Safe are Your Favorite Beauty Products?

Knowledge is power–especially when you are trying to choose safe, healthy products to

use–when there are thousands of questionable options from which to choose.

Help is on the way!

The handy guide, below, created by Consumersafety.org illustrates some of the harmful

ingredients found in some of your favorite everyday beauty products and the dangers associated

with them.

Most importantly, take serious note of the suggested alternatives for each type of product–

to protect your health and the health of your loved ones.

Then educate yourself on the value of choosing natural, organic beauty products.

Make your own DIY personal care products or purchase safe, natural, organic and toxin-free

cosmetics, shampoos, moisturizers and other beauty products.

Carry your own toxin-free nail polish to your nail salon like I do!

Or make your own natural lip balm.

What is Consumersafety.org?

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ConsumerSafety.org strives to make information about recalls and safety-related news

about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a

transparent, easily understandable way.

They employ a variety of sources to collect data about recent recalls, news stories, and

dangerous products.

They then build on that data by adding their own research and content, and making safety

information available for free.

You can search their site for vital safety and recall information on food, drugs, medical

devices and other products.

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Need more information about the ingredients in your personal care products?

There are a variety of useful resources online.

For example, you can consult EWG’s well-respected Skin Deep Cosmetics Database to

determine which safe personal care products and brands to choose.

EWG’s Quick Tips for Choosing Safer Personal Care Products is another helpful resource.

This guide is chock-full of tips on how to read personal care product labels, how to shop

smart and other invaluable information.


How do you protect yourself from harmful ingredients in beauty products?
What are your favorite beauty product brands or alternatives?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.