In todays’ world we love to express ourselves through makeup and what we wear. It’s important to know about our beauty products and why we need to be mindful about what’s in them. As a clinic that focuses on womens’ health we feel it’s necessary to understand what we as consumers buy.
Firstly, what are endocrine disruptors? They do exactly as the word states; they disrupt hormones and this causes adverse effects immunologically, neurologically, and reproductively. When dealing with issues such as PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid issues, immunity suppression and other imbalances it’s easy to overlook beauty products. We women tend to use a lot of products that we apply directly onto our skin. Skin absorbs through its pores and with skin being the largest organ in our body it makes it easy for chemicals to be absorbed through the epidermis. Chemicals that are added to skin products, makeup, cleansers etc. tend to mimic or very closely resemble natural hormones that our bodies create which throws off the balance and have cumulative effects in the body. This means that all that we use in one day makes a difference; powder, foundation, eyeshadow, cleansers, moisturizers, lotions, perfumes and this all adds up. These added chemicals can exacerbate ones condition be it PCOS, infertility, thyroid issues and more.
A couple of makeup brands that are natural and chemical free are Ere Perez, Tarte, Bite Beauty, Ilia, 100% Pure, Good Chemistry, Vapour Beauty, Lawless and much much more! There’s a lot of different brands out there. It’s always good to do your own research and make sure that any brands are free from any of these chemicals.