Ladies, next time you’re about to spray on the deodorant or slap on body moisturiser, take the time to consider how many chemicals you are exposing yourself to after a study revealed the average British woman carries a staggering 515 chemicals on her body each day.
With the huge number of moisturisers, deodorants, perfumes and make up products available in stores, the study found more than a third of women polled were unaware of the key ingredients in their toiletries.
Even more worryingly, 71% said they weren’t concerned about the number of chemicals they put on their skin. Many products contain parabens, which are used as preservatives to kill bacteria, prevent the growth of mould and prolong shelf-life.
The good news is you can reduce the number of chemicals you carry every day by picking products that contain natural, organic ingredients such as pomegranate, honey and aloe vera. They provide a natural alternative with endless benefits to help maintain a healthy and gorgeous appearance.
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Words: Maria Tonelli