The answer just might surprise you.
What goes on your skin, gets in through your skin
And into your bloodstream.
Earlier this week, we did a post on the amount of chemicals that women use every day, on average, in the United States.
And, wow, it’s a lot.
168, to be exact.
This is the average amount of chemicals women put on their skin. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Women use an average of 12 products a day and most of those products are chalk full of chemicals.
We have shampoo, conditioner, maybe a leave-in conditioner; we use body wash, we wash our faces with a cleanser, then we apply whatever else fits into our morning routine.
We tone, we moisturize, we apply sunscreen, and if you use makeup, that is a whole other slew of products and ingredients that go right onto our skin.
And into your bloodstream.
So why talk about all these chemicals?
You most likely have seen products labeled as sulfate-free, paraben-free, or phthalate-free.
Why does this matter?
Phthalates can impact the endocrine system, meaning it can mess with your hormones - while short-term exposure may not do much to affect hormones, it is long-term, repeated, exposure that can.
Paraben studies also show that they are endocrine disruptors, they can cause skin irritations, and even lead to cancers.
Sulfates are iffy, meaning we aren’t entirely sure of their effect on the body.
It all begins with…awareness.
While we may never live in a completely toxin free world, we are able to make decisions that affect the amount of toxins and chemicals we are exposed to every day.
Oftentimes, that means looking at the products we use the most. Like skincare and makeup.
The average amount of ingredients used in SUMMER GLOW CO. products is minimal. We average 5 ingredients per product. We use organic wherever possible (not all ingredients can be organic), and we look for natural, effective, ingredients.
You won’t find sulfates, parabens, or phthalates here.
You will find simple, effective, natural, ingredients that all have a purpose.
This is why we like to highlight what we use. We want you to know what goes in each product so you can feel good about using it.
Glowing skin doesn’t need a 100 step routine.
Often, all you need are a few, good products, and a simple, easy to follow routine.
That is what we are all about.
If you aren’t sure where to start, start with one product. Make one swap in your routine and see how it feels! Start with our balancing face oil, a beautifully moisturizing oil with a super calming scent.
Simple swaps really can make all the difference.
Have you checked out the back labels of any of your products recently? If not, check it out and see what you think!