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Hormones and the Skin

The Surprising Ways that Environmental Factors Can Affect Your Skin

BY AMY ZIFF

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I recently participated in a Clubhouse conversation arranged and moderated by Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS, a clinical nutritionist and host of The Healthy Skin Show, and Rachael Pontillo, a MADE SAFE advisor and plant-based skincare expert, about hormones and how they impact the skin. Also speaking were Jill Crista, ND and Carrie Jones, MD – each an expert in this area.

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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Soap

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Hand soap: you use it every day, but have you ever turned the bottle around and wondered what’s in there? Or perhaps, the better question to ask is, what shouldn’t be in there? Take a look at a few of the common ingredients added into liquid hand soap formulations to learn what to avoid.

Skip to the bottom for better hand soap solutions.

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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Sanitizer

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Hand washing with soap is considered the first line of defense for hygiene, but when that option isn’t available, hand sanitizers are a big help. The first thing to consider when shopping for hand sanitizer is the active ingredient, which is the ingredient that performs the sanitizing.

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Nontoxic Intimacy: Ingredients of Concern in Sexual Health Products

Nontoxic Intimacy blog graphicValentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love of all kinds. While our kids are writing notes and sending chocolates, we can’t help but think about the different forms of intimacy. And thinking about intimacy leads us to the concerning ingredients found in many sexual health products.

This blog is filled with tips for avoiding yucky ingredients that have no place in your intimacy plans. Products that are used in sensitive areas of your body are especially important to consider, as the tissue in these areas is more permeable than the rest of your skin. That’s why sexual health products should not be made with or contaminated by potentially harmful or harsh ingredients. Read on to learn about some common ingredients better left outside of the bedroom. (more…)

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10 Ways to Live Less Toxic in 2021

Live less toxic blog post image2021: A brand new year to live a less toxic lifestyle. To start, we are kicking off the year with 10 ideas to begin this commitment right now. In your own home. We recommend starting this new year by picking one or two items that you can work toward immediately and then pace yourself in working toward the others.

Living a healthier lifestyle is not a quick fix. What matters most is taking consistent steps where you can and as you are able.

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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – SEPTEMBER Body Wash Challenge

  September New Year's Revolution graphicIn our monthly steps to reduce the burden of toxic chemicals in our homes, our most-used products are typically a good place to start since those are the products we come into contact with most frequently.

One of the typical high-use products that many of us don’t stop to consider very often is our body wash. 
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New Year’s Revolution – March Hand Sanitizer Challenge

 
March New Years Revolution graphicIn case you missed it, as we begin a new year here at MADE SAFE, we’re going beyond resolutions by kicking off a year-long revolt against the toxic consumer products that are in our homes.

We’re calling it a New Year’s Revolution.

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Deodorant That Doesn’t Stick + Why Shop MADE SAFE Deodorant

 
Seventh Generation Not Just Deodorant imageWhat deodorant to you use? It’s a question MADE SAFE® staffers always get asked. And we understand why – the truth is that finding a safe and effective deodorant can be truly difficult. No one wants to use a product filled with harmful ingredients, but they don’t want to smell funky either.

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