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Experts Say Your Beauty Routine Could Be Messing With Your Hormones; Here’s What To Avoid

Fragranced Products


This one can be pretty tough to avoid considering just about every beauty product on the market has added fragrance to it, Rachael – a health coach, facialist, and author – says it can be done by reading the label. The skincare expert said that products with added fragrance can “introduce toxins to the body” and may be the culprit behind your breakout. She also warns of other potential hazards associated with fragranced products.

“Synthetic fragrances are the number one cause of skin and respiratory allergies,” she said, adding that even if you see natural before the words fragrance, parfum, or perfume on a label “that ingredient in itself can be up to 900 individual constituents, the majority of which are synthetic.”

Foaming Cleansers


It’s common these days to want to use foaming soap for your hands and face but the ingredients that cause a foaming action are called surfactants. Surfactants “physically separate dirt or debris from the oils from the skin, so they’re basically power washing any dirt or debris from your skin.”

You may not see the problem with that considering you’re washing your face with the specific intent of getting rid of the dirt and debris but Rachael says that using this kind of cleanser also removes the oils naturally produced in your skin, which causes your body to overcompensate – adding more oil to your complexion. The ladies say to go with a lotion or oil cleanser and that “Micellar waters also work well.”

Coconut Oil


Coconut oil is possibly the No. 1 new trend among women all over the world and there are so many benefits to its use, it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular. However, the experts say that it isn’t beneficial for all skin types.

“Some people do really well with coconut oil and use it as a cleanser and a moisturizer,” Rachael said. “But some people really can’t use it because of the molecules, and because it has a lot of saturated fat in it and it absorbs in a certain way to cause clogged pores and more oiliness.”

They concluded to look around at the different oils that work best for your skin and if the “heavier” options like avocado, olive, and coconut oils don’t work for you, try something lighter like jojoba.

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