3 chemicals you might not know are spoiling your skin!

Here’s a serious question: think of your current body lotion.

Would you eat it?

No, seriously.

Would you?

The answer is probably no. And we couldn’t agree more! Who would want to eat body lotion anyway?!

But what if we told you that applying body lotion, creams, oils and anything else onto your skin was exactly the same as eating it?

It’s true.

Applying your body lotion is no different to eating it, because when you put it on your skin, your skin absorbs it directly into the blood stream.

If anything, eating body lotion might take longer to get into your body fully than putting it on your skin directly!

That’s why in hospitals, when patients are truly struggling, they pierce the skin and inject fluids and vitamins into the blood stream.

Short of piercing the skin, simply rubbing the lotion onto your skin is the most sure-fire way to ensure whatever is inside that product goes into your body.

Chemicals, chemicals everywhere, in my body, in my hair!

In almost all beauty products found in supermarkets today, you will find any number of ingredients that you simply can’t pronounce.

For the most part, these are chemicals and they are used for any number of reasons – most usually to preserve the beauty product and make them last longer.

Knowing this, it’s important to know what kinds of chemicals are most common to avoid, and that’s precisely what this special B’atude report is going to help you with.

“TEA and DEA”

TEA – it might sound nice, but it’s not! Be warned.

Triethanolamine (abbreviated as TEA), and Diethanolamine (DEA), are highly toxic substances. They are fairly thick, colourless and odourless too.Companies put TEA and DEA into their products primarily because it makes other ingredients blend in and mix well together.

But at what cost?

The true cost is toxicity – for your body and skin.

Why would this substance be allowed in beauty products?

TEA and DEA are both really toxic, but authorities have approved them in small doses in beauty products.

So why is it dangerous for my skin?

It seems crazy that the health authorities would allow a highly toxic substance to be included in beauty products that enter directly into people’s blood streams. They defend this inclusion by stating that they only allow minor amounts in beauty products – but let’s examine why even small doses can be dangerous. Unfortunately, animals were harmed for humans to find out the answer to whether DEA or TEA is harmful:

Research on animals has found that in small steady doses, cases of lung, liver and even testicular cancer can be caused from TEA and DEA. What’s more is that even though small doses are considered ‘ok’ by the authorities, when you use the same chemical on your body even in small doses, over time it can cause as much of a problem as using a big dose!

What you can do about it?

The step here is simple: check the labels of the products you’re using, and if you see ‘TEA or DEA’ in short or long form (Triethanolamene or Diethanolamine), it’s best to avoid spending your money on them. In B’atude’s beauty products, we are extremely careful about ensuring no chemicals like TEA and DEA will ever reach your body. We are committed to avoiding the use of them, and our emulsion and thick creams are made naturally and come directly from organic ingredients used.  The very fact that these chemicals have had to be tested on animals should be setting off your alarms immediately! As a long-time dog lover and owner of a little Shih-tzu called Jake, co-founder Anu is always on the lookout for ways to protect animals!

It goes without saying that B’atude is totally against animal testing.

Parabens :

What you might not know?

There are lots of types of parabens. You can’t just look at the ingredients and find parabens that easily. Parabens are often hidden in other ingredients, and you can identify them easily by looking at the way the ingredients are written on the products. For example:

Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparabe, Isobutylparaben

If the ingredients contain ‘ben’ on the end, it’s highly likely they contain parabens.

So why is it dangerous for my skin?

Parabens are super dangerous because they come from petrol!

Yes, petrol.

Seems odd, right? It is!

But the very same ingredient that preserves petrol for cars is precisely what companies mix into their beauty products to make them last longer, smell nicer and sell more quickly. And that’s why it’s so dangerous for your skin.

What you can do about it?

Read the labels! If it has a ‘ben’ at the end of the ingredient, you know you’re probably about to ‘eat’ a harmful chemical through your skin.

SLS : – one of the most common, yet skin-irritating ingredients commonly used in mainstream beauty products.

What you might not know?

SLS – short for Sodium Laurel Sulfate, this ingredient is extremely toxic for your skin. It’s a chemical, man-made substance that is used to create foam! This would be all good and well if it was harmless, because foam is fun!

But unfortunately, no.

SLS is extremely toxic for your skin and body, in many ways.

So why is it dangerous for my skin?

On the surface level, SLS can cause dry skin, irritation, hair loss and scurf/dandruff. On a deeper level, if your body is particularly susceptible to SLS, it can cause even worse health problems, like kidney infections and eye irritations. If you suffer from dry skin at all, SLS could be the culprit causing the most offence to your skin. Many people with chronic dry or chapped lips and a consistently scurfy scalp often benefit from taking SLS out of their daily beauty products – including shampoo and hand wash.

What you can do about it?

SLS is extremely common in the beauty product industry. The first step is to identify whether or not you’re suffering from some of the issues mentioned above.

Do you have very dry, irritable skin?

Are you lips constantly chapped?

Check if your beauty products contain SLS! Look for the complete term: sodium laurel sulphate. If they do, you know what to do: avoid allowing your body to eat them!

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