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Save Your Skin – chemical warning

posted on 20th July 2013 by Stefan Chmelik

The chemicals damaging your skin

I thought you should know, the British Society of Cutaneous Allergy has recently issued a warning regarding chemicals found in skin care products, at a time when allergy and skin problems are at an all time high.

At a special session of The British Association of Dermatologists Annual Conference in July, leading dermatologists presented research highlighting fears of a new epidemic of contact allergy and eczema linked to the chemicals methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone.

These preservatives are found in shower gels, deodorants, hand lotions, washing-up liquids, moist wipes, cleansers, shaving foam and others, and are thought to be behind an unprecedented rise in skin irritations.

Particularly at this time of year, when you are probably in the shower, more washing more clothes and using more skin products, this may be the time to simplify the number of products in your household and to switch to natural brands. In my house we use Weleda for all skin needs and I am continuing to research the safest and most natural cleaning products, which I will post on the website in due course.

What else?
Wear a hat, stay out of the midday sun, take high dose Vitamin D3 and lots of extra virgin coconut oil

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