We all love face masks- women and men- and why not? They are good for your face! But while the synthetic ones have harsh chemicals that damage your skin and cause your body to become toxic, there are lots of other options to enjoy a good face mask.
Here are some of those chemicals in the masks on that store shelf.
Parabens are unquestionably the most commonly used preservatives in the cosmetics industry. They’re in just about everything you might use, as they prevent mold, fungus and parasites from sprouting and growing in your products. The problem is that they can be absorbed through the skin, and have often been found in breast cancer tumors. Here are some you might see on your ingredient list:
- methylparaben (most common)
There are natural ways to preserve things so watch out for these.
Other common toxic ingredients you might see are: Phthalates, Benzoyl Peroxide, Triclosan, Resorcinol, Hydroquinone, Petroleum, Methylisothiazolinone and many more! If you want to read a quick article laying out why these are toxic like the parabens check out this Article.
See the DIY page for Face Masks recipes and ideas, you can enjoy with out the harsh chemicals, there is a recipe to make yourself or some you can go purchase, either way there are no chemicals this way, promise.
And you will save yourself some money.