JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Summer is in full-swing and with the strong sun comes dangers to your skin and health. Julie Watkins spoke to The Girls Gone Green - a local non-profit - about finding healthier alternatives to products containing high amounts of toxins and chemicals.
Did you know 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed? 100% if it's through your underarms? Many chemicals like parabens and phthalates have been linked to cancer and disruption of the endocrine system. According to The Girls Gone Green, it's important for you to arm yourself with what ingredients may be causing more harm than good to you and your family.
FROM THE GIRLS GONE GREEN BLOG:
Ah, fun in the sun! Sometimes when we are having so much fun we forget to make sure our skin and hair are properly protected from the sun's harmful effects and that goes for kids and animals, too.
Well no worries, The Girls Gone Green
has got you covered - chemical-free style! We break down the good, bad and ugly when it comes to preventing cancer and other ailments caused by the sun and/or from the beauty products you might have sitting in your cabinet at this moment.Why buy all-natural products? If you wouldn't eat it, it shouldn't be on your skin. Skin absorbs over half of what we apply to it with the underarms and gentilia absorbing closer to 100%. The face is also a fast way into the body and bloodstream so extra attention should be paid to these areas. Absorption rate also depends on the compound...CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL BLOG.