Even if you're eating all organic and dutifully going to the gym, if you haven’t yet upgraded your beauty routine to include natural and organic beauty products—and especially if you’re still using some drugstore cosmetics—you may actually be counteracting those healthy habits.
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And if you’re wondering whether organic and natural beauty products are worth a try, consider this: Studies find that many commonly used beauty products—including some shampoos, conditioners, and body washes—contain harmful chemicals. These toxic ingredients can get absorbed through your skin and hair, making your body weak and at risk for some serious health concerns, like an increased risk of breast cancer and respiratory issues. Which ones are the most problematic? Anything you use on a regular basis carries a heightened risk. Here are five products that are often full of toxic ingredients—along with organic, all-natural beauty products that do the job just as well.
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