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6 Reasons To Use Herbal Cosmetics

Why are you still using cosmetics containing synthetic ingredients that are affecting your health? It seems like every week we're hearing about X ingredient in sunscreen that's affecting our health. Y ingredient in long-lasting makeup, you know the ones that last 12, 14, 16 hours a day, that's affecting our health. Z ingredient in hair care products that's affecting our health. Why? Why do we still us these products, especially when there are better alternatives out there? Herbal cosmetics are a better alternative. When I say, "herbal," I'm talking about ingredients that derive from a plant, sea, rock salt, or soil. It's naturally derived. Here are 6 reasons to use herbal cosmetics: 1) They're compatible with your skin. Clinical and...

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Toxic Beauty: How The Cosmetics Industry Is Harming African American Women's Health

Photo credit: Vonecia Carswell   Did you know women of color are disproportionately affected by beauty product-related environmental chemical exposure compared to white women? Women of color have greater reproductive health disparities than any other group. Female-related cancers—breast and cervical combined—are the number two killer of black and brown women. Black women are three times more likely than other races to have uterine fibroids. This is linked to our use of certain feminine hygiene products. Sistas, it’s time to clean up our cosmetics game. I’m talking about all of the toxic chemicals we freely apply to our skin on a daily basis through our beauty products. According to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, exposure to these toxic chemicals...

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Happy Cosmetics Cleanout Day!

Photo credit: Jazmin Quaynor Today's the first day of Spring. Now's a good time to clean out your cosmetics. Toss old, out-dated cosmetics and refresh your supply. To help reduce your risk of getting infections from bacteria-laden makeup, here's a general guideline for the lifespan of your cosmetics. A good way to remember to refresh your cosmetics is to time it with the change of the seasons.

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