Temperatures are rising. Another Summer heat wave is upon us. And, when it gets hot, we sweat! It’s our body’s cooling system to help us maintain our body’s temperature.
When this happens, while some may go au natural, others seek underarm deodorant and antiperspirant products that help to minimize sweat and odor. There are many products made with all natural and organic ingredients, products that are better for the body since chemicals and toxic ingredients can be absorbed through our skin. And, in this case, they can directly affect our lymph nodes and breast tissue.
Some ingredients often used in underarm deodorants and antiperspirants that can harm our bodies include:
Aluminum Compounds – (eg. Aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium) These ingredients are used to plug up sweat ducts so that we don’t perspire. Yet, they can be absorbed into the body, affect hormone levels, and can be carcinogenic.
Fragrance – The terms “fragrance” and “parfum” can represent up to 3,500 chemicals.
Parabens – (eg. methylparaben, benzylparaben, ethylparaben) Often used as artificial preservatives, these chemicals can affect hormonal levels and have been linked to breast cancer.
Phthalate – Chemical compounds used to soften plastics and give products a smoother texture.
Propylene Glycol – A petroleum-based ingredient that can cause neurotoxicity and liver and kidney damage.
Silica – This ingredient has been linked to cancer and shown to irritate skin.
Talc – An ingredient used to absorb moisture and can be carcinogenic.
Triclosan – A chemical classified by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) as a pesticide and has been linked to cancer.
So, when you’re choosing deodorants and antiperspirants that are better for your body, be cognizant of the chemicals and artificial fragrances that may be listed in the product ingredients. Choose products that are free of toxic ingredients or try going au naturel. Your body will thank you for it🙂.
We’re thrilled to be an official sponsor of the upcoming Blog HER 2016 event in Los Angeles, California on August 4-6, 2016!
There are some great speakers lined up, including Kim Kardashian West, Mayim Bialik, Sheryl Crow, Sarah M. Gellar, and many more! Be sure to peek inside your goody bag for some Naturally Susan’s Avocado Moisturizers. They’re perfect for keeping skin hydrated and nourished throughout the conference and your travels!
We’d love to see you with our swag, so snap a photo and tag us! Have a wonderful time!
About Blog HER:
Presented by SheKnows Media, the 2016 BlogHer conferences are the world’s largest celebration of women content creators across social media, video, photos, and the web.
The BlogHer conferences began in 2005 to answer the question “Where are the women bloggers?”
Over the past 11 years, our events have empowered women in social media to meet, inspire, and celebrate each other, find opportunities to work with brands, and come home with new ideas, skills, and connections.
On Facial Mask Friday, while our face is being pampered, this is what we often do…our dishes! Because we’re multitaskers, now our face is rejuvenated, our dishes are clean, and we’re ready for the weekend!
Summer is here! And, it’s time for some fun in the sun! Also, it’s a great time to remind us of the importance of protecting our skin from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause premature aging and skin cancer.
Whether you’re heading to the beach, going hiking, or enjoying your daily stroll, how can you protect your skin and still have fun in the sun?
Use sunscreen. Sunscreen with an SPF (sun screen factor) of 30 or higher that offers broad spectrum coverage can better protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Overexposure to rays can lead to wrinkles and premature aging, so be sun-safe and choose the appropriate sunscreen.
Similarly, wear sunglasses that offer your eyes broad coverage from the sun’s harmful rays. To protect your skin further, wear light-colored, long-sleeved clothing and hats that shield your face and body. And, seek shade. Walk on the shady side of the street, enjoy the coolness under beach umbrellas and trees, or stay indoors during the hottest hours of the day.
Your skin is the largest bodily organ. So, be sun-savvy and protect your skin as best you can. Have a wonderful Summer!
We’ve been gearing up for another exciting Summer concert series! The opening night benefit concert with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is on June 8th, and our Etsy New York Shop doors open that evening!
Congratulations!!! We’re thrilled that you had a wonderful experience at New York Model Management Camp Spring 2016 and enjoyed a long weekend filled with yoga on the beach, nutrition and healthy living sessions, and more!