As I am always going on about, see this story in the press recently about the sheer number of chemicals we stick on our faces everyday. The story suggests the average woman uses 12 products a day, containing 168 ingredients and Dr Donald Grant believes this is causing skin conditions.
“Unfortunately I see an awful lot of women who have eczema or inflammation on their eyelids.”
He advises not using cosmetics such as eye shadow every day, some of which contain parabens preservatives [and a lot more besides]. Dr. Edward Seaton, consultant dermatologist at the Royal Free Hospital warned even products labelled ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ could contain irritants such as preservatives. Hear hear. Funnily enough I got a message from a skin condition company this morning which sells supposedly ‘pure’ cosmetics. Some of them were, which is great, but others certainly were not!
Read the full news report below and take a look at the companies I think are truly toxin-free in the section on Non-Toxic Toiletries. There you will find a list of the chemicals I recommend you avoid and my favourite product ranges.
Also, see my article on the link between thin skin and toiletries causing skin conditions written for Foods Matter here .