Just like foods, SOAPS are also the next harmful line of items that are killing us slowly. Certain compounds used in making soaps tend to be toxic when they get into the body. Before you do your facials or take your bath, watch out for the below types of soaps.
1. 'Fragrance' soap
Scented soaps have been proved to be very toxic to our nerves. Some of the chemicals that produce the fragrance are not what you see with the soap. In fact, most of those chemicals are not disclose and it is a command from the FDA according to Healthywomen.com. Hence, you should not be using scented soaps every day in order to have a healthy nervous system.
2. Soaps containing 'parabens'
What Are Parabens? And Are They Really That Bad?
Like you do for your yummy foods, here I'm advising you to do the same thing with soaps - read the label. Though most soaps hide most of the toxic ingredients like the scented one, however, it is still a reasonable choice to check the label.
Parabens are chemicals that our body has mistaken them for estrogen when they make their way into our bodies. When it happens, it can lead to reproductive problems.
3. Soaps containing 'sulfates'
We all love to see more foam when we massage a small amount of soap on our bodies. Thanks to the sulfate content, we are able to get the foamy looks that we desire. However, it does not comes without a prize. Some of these sulfates are worst for people suffering from certain topical infections like eczema. Other sulfate compounds also cause severe irritation. Hence, you should know which soap works best for your health.
It is time you stop blaming your water for the cause of irritation and itching after a bath. It is time we ought to think outside the box. Soaps are silently killing us. When you buy soap, look out for the good fruit oily soaps and avoid the above ones. You can also go with local "Aleta" soaps.