5. What to Avoid

No matter the type of product, you should be wary of a few harmful ingredients. Parabens, phthalates, and sodium laurel sulfate are toxic and can interfere with your endocrine system. Unfortunately, they are also commonly found in cosmetic products, as well. Possible effects from these chemicals include reproductive complications and even cancer.

Instead, opt for more natural makeup brands such as Physicians Formula or Ecco Bella, and mineral makeup brands that don’t use these harmful ingredients.

Do your homework to make sure you’re putting the healthiest products onto your skin, and don’t assume that all “natural” cosmetics are safe. When in doubt, you can even make your own homemade makeup so you know exactly what you are putting on your skin.

Be in the know. Do your homework and you will continue looking great while keeping your health at the forefront.

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