. And according to experts, we should be using an exfoliant at least twice a week to help promote healing, radiance and a totally gorgeous complexion.
We all know exfoliating is an essential part of our
But what you might not know is some of the exfoliating scrubs
you may be using could be doing some serious damage to our much-loved planet.
Some brands’ cleansing products utilize “microbeads,” also known as round plastic
pieces that aren’t at all sustainable. These suckers are polluting the water around
us and filling up the Great Lakes…yikes!
Although popular companies we know of like Aveeno, Caress, Dove,
Neutrogena and Ponds have completely banned the use of these dangerous beads in
their products, these sneaky micro scrubbers continue to creep their way
into other brands, (often hidden under the label “polyethylene”).
It won’t be until December 2015 that companies will be forced
by lawmakers to completely remove the use of microbeads in their products with
more natural replacements like salts, apricot seeds and cocoa beans.
Until then, we suggest reading the ingredients in the scrubs
you buy and eliminating the bad stuff to keep our natural resources pollutant
free. Together, let’s wave goodbye to the plastic and bring on the eco-friendly
stuff we love.
Do you use a product with microbeads? Will you be nixing it
or stocking up before they’re swept from the shelves? Spill all in the comments
*DIY TIP: To make your own all-natural body scrub at home, mix sugar and olive oil together for the ultimate moisturizing exfoliator.
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BY JOSSELINE CARBONARE ON 5/5/2014 5:00:00 PM
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