I'm sure by now these words are familiar with our ladies and product junkies like me.So what exactly are Parabens and Mineral oil? Having read a lot about these chemical components and the effects they may have on one's health, i decided to do a product overhaul at home,and its funny because almost everything i had either contained some sort of paraben or mineral oils in them,and quite a few had none.
Parabens - These are chemical preservatives such as Methylparaben,Ethylparaben,Propylparaben ,Isobutylparaben and Butylparaben that are found in most skin,hair and health care products.Studies have shown that Parabens are responsible for the development of cancerous tumours in the body.Research has also shown that parabens are present in breast cancer tumors,but there has been an argument on the role it plays in the development of breast cancer.That being said, the men are not left behind as certain products for men also have these chemicals in them and can also lead to other types of cancer.
Mineral Oils - Mineral Oils also known as paraffin oil is simply a liquid by product of petroleum.They are also seen in the list of ingredients of skin,hair and health products such as moisturisers. A study has shown that mineral oil accumulates in the body over time and when applied on the skin it can also inhibit it from breathing and this can cause skin cancer.
Certain Mineral oil components can be found on food wrappings and can find their way to the external layers of cheese, meat and other dairy products,the quantity however is said to be negligeable.
A replacement for this in my dresser could be the ever trusted natural shea butter and natural coconut oil,it smells better and somewhat affordable too when i'm not making mine at home.So with all this in mind ,a product overhaul is due.
Let the product overhaul begin! Before sorting out the products i had to
place them all on the floor to focus on each one (picture below), i'm still going to continue looking out for paraben-free products and those with out mineral oil too,But does this mean that whether these products work for me or not i should still get them...hmmm.(rolling eyes...thinking).
HAVE YOU DONE A PRODUCT OVERHAUL LATELY?
WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE THAT ARE MINERAL OIL AND PARABEN -FREE?
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