A step-by-step guide to detoxifying your beauty routine

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Skin care products and cosmetics are full of ingredients that we should not be putting on our bodies, despite what advertisements tell us. Rather than making us look younger or more beautiful, the many toxic ingredients that are used to make conventional beauty products are more likely to give us cancer, cause infertility, and disrupt the hormonal balance of our bodies.

If you haven’t already, then it’s time to detox your beauty routine and get away from all that unnecessary chemical exposure. Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to do so.

Learn what is in the products you use and why they are bad – for your body, for the water supply that you use to wash them off, for the marine wildlife that is affected by chemical runoff, for the recycling facilities that are swamped with tubes and bottles of all kinds, for the landfill sites that receive non-recyclable plastic cosmetics containers.

Learn to read ingredient lists so that you can easily identify toxic ingredients when scanning new products. Here is a list of 20 toxic ingredients to avoid.

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