Sunscreen and personal care products – fatal for the organs
Naturally, sunscreen comes into contact with the skin. It is absorbed through the pores and in this way gets into the bloodstream – and thus into our body. This means that any chemical contained in skin care products automatically damages the liver, kidneys and intestines as well. This makes the importance of natural skin care more than clear.
While I’m still diligently treating my basal cell carcinoma, I wanted to spread awareness regarding the many carcinogens added to our daily cosmetic products. Of course, no one would suspect a sunscreen to actually cause cancer when it’s supposed to prevent the illness.
Nevertheless, all I can say is that I have been very careful with sun exposure, and I have always been either wearing sunscreen or carried out some other protective measurements so not to get too much sun exposure.
This made me want to dig deeper into sunscreens, cosmetic products and their ingredients.
Ingredients that cause cancer
There are now over 150 cancer-causing ingredients that are contained in conventional cosmetic products alone. It is, therefore, surprising that there are no legal regulations for these dangerous substances in skin care products. Sun blockers are supposed to protect against sunburn, but what diseases do these creams and oils cause?
Sunscreens – ingredients as potential carcinogens
The majority of the sunscreens available on the market contain ingredients that are harmful to health. This is the conclusion of the Sunscreen Guide of the American environmental organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) from 2012. According to this, only 25 percent of the 800 products tested should effectively protect the skin from harmful UV rays and also be free of potentially harmful ingredients.
According to the guidelines of the sunscreen guidelines, sunscreens that are free from oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate are considered safe. Both substances act as irritants, allergens, hormone disruptors or carcinogens. Toxicologists warn against the light protection filter oxybenzone (also: benzophenone-3), which can lead to cell damage and skin cancer. A recent study sees a possible connection between this chemical substance, whose mode of action is similar to that of estrogen, and the abdominal disease endometriosis, in which painful growths of the uterine tissue occur.
According to the EEC, retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A that is also produced synthetically) increases the risk of skin cancer when exposed to direct sunlight. The EWG refers in this case to studies with laboratory mice that suggest a similar reaction in humans. The UV filter substances titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are also increasingly being targeted by cancer research.
Risk from sunscreen – cell-damaging UV blockers
While the EWG recommends sun creams with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide because these physical UV blockers, unlike chemical light filters, are not supposed to penetrate the skin’s protective layer, recent studies give reason to assume that these substances can definitely disrupt cell growth.
The reason for the damage is said to be the nanoparticles contained in these sun creams. The tiny particles, the size of which is like a football to the earth, are supposed to break through the lipid barrier and then get into the deep layers of the skin and into the bloodstream.
Ian Illuminato of Friends of the Earth, an international alliance of environmental protection organizations, points to studies showing that nanoparticulate titanium dioxide damages DNA and is believed to be one of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and autism.
Nanoparticulate zinc oxide, in turn, is suspected of killing intestinal cells and brain stem cells. In addition, both substances seem to cross the placental barrier of pregnant women unhindered and thus represent a potential danger for the development of babies in the womb.
Lack of controls
According to the law, products that contain cancer-causing substances should actually have a warning on the packaging. But nobody pays attention to the implementation of this law for cosmetics and personal care products. So consumers are left to their own devices and buy these products at their own risk.
Chemicals in sunscreens promote cancer
One product that is consumed in large quantities, mainly in the summer months, is sunscreen. So that the sun blocker can build up protection against UV radiation, you must apply it several times. However, the latest research indicates that the chemicals in sunscreen clearly promote the development of skin cancer. The frequent use of sun lotion therefore inevitably harms your health.
Other personal care products are also affected
Perfumes, skin creams, moisturizers, shampoos, shower gels, deodorants, hair coloring products, lipstick and many other cosmetic products as well as cleaning and personal care products contain a variety of chemicals and chemical fragrances.
Most people are unaware that these fragrances are often made from toxic substances that have been shown to cause cancer. Since these fragrances are inhaled, they primarily put a strain on the nervous system.
Immune system overloaded – diseases follow
Sooner or later the immune system can no longer withstand the permanent exposure to chemical substances. A wide variety of clinical pictures develop. These substances can extremely weaken the body and thus trigger allergies, autoimmune diseases and ultimately cancer.
From a naturopathic point of view, targeted detoxification is required so that the body can flush out these chemicals and does not get sick.
So it is worth thinking about which products we use to care for our skin. It is important to pay the same amount of attention to the skin that we give to our other organs. It is therefore advisable to use only natural cosmetics for personal care products and cosmetic articles.
Logic that nobody understands
It is claimed that the chemicals in cosmetic products are harmless because they are not ingested orally. It is assumed that these chemicals are not absorbed through the skin, so their toxicity does not matter …
Toxic sun protection
In the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and their Environmental Working Group (EWG) sounded the alarm and pointed out that – according to a study – 97 percent of Americans are now poisoned with the chemical oxybenzone (4-methoxy-2-hydroxybenzophenone), for example, which is used in sunscreens and other cosmetics as a UVA blocker.
The chemical is believed to be responsible, among other things, for the underdevelopment of babies at birth and, as a consequence, for a number of chronic diseases later in life.
Healthy sunscreen – just make it yourself!
Of course there are also healthy sunscreens – e.g. in the natural cosmetics sector. Even here, however, it is not easy to find a sunscreen that really does not contain any harmful substances and consists only of purely natural ingredients. Therefore, the same applies to sun blockers as it does to food: Prepare it yourself is the best solution! How you can make a healthy and effective sunscreen yourself with just a few natural ingredients, I’ll talk about next week.
I hope this post about sunscreen and other cosmetics with poisonous ingredients can be helpful for you. So just like with food, check the label carefully from now on before you purchase your next personal care item. The best thing you can do, is to stick to absolute natural solutions or use a brand, such as Curaderm, that only works with selected and natural ingredients to keep you healthy.
Once a week is to soon for my cancer treatment update, so I decided to do it bi weekly. Don’t forget to stop by again for my next article. There, we will take a look at how you can prepare your own natural and pure sunscreen (which one should also use in Winter), my natural skin cancer therapy, what well-researched product I use, how I use it and my progress. I wish that this will open a different, more gentle and affordable treatment opportunity for many that are hesitant regarding surgery, radiation and chemical treatments.
Did you like this post?
If you would like to support me and help me to continue to offer all of my contributions here for free, I would be happy if you take a look at my Vita Stream Shop for natural skin care (also *Curaderm BEC5 cream ) and / or LoveBodyFatSolution Store and browse through them. Maybe there is something nice or useful for you or a loved one. I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your Alexandra. ❤️
Featured products of apparel, homeware and accessories in my *LoveBodyFatSolution Store.
There you’ll find my own custom designed goods for cats and dog lovers, for those diving deep into spirituality, for those in need of motivation, for doge coin supporters and much more. Your contribution helps me to continuously provide free consultation and reading material for people whose health and well being benefits from my work.
It also helps me to support those who suffer from panic attacks or depression, seek guidance during their spiritual awakening journey, or simply need an open ear and advice:
Also, please, help to spread the word about my website with your family and friends. This allows me to continue sharing informative articles, tips, recipes, free ebooks, etc.
Need advice, guidance or simply someone to listen to you?
If so, go ahead and book a 30 minutes free consulting call with me. Tis is perfect for you if you need help with letting go on your negative thoughts or don’t know how to stop identifying yourself with your mind.
As a panic attack and agoraphobia “survivor” myself, I am also here for you if you are in desperate search for relief from panic disorder, moderate depression or just could use someone to listen to you while you work through and release old traumas and fears.
Feel free to either send me an email or give me a call. We will find out together what you really need help with, and how I can be of service to you.
My goal is to help you to re-discover who you truly are and reclaim your life. I’m also guiding you through by supporting you in letting go of your limiting beliefs. Only this way you can tap into your powerful resources and create the life you desire and deserve.
Never forget, you are a spiritual being and here to collect worldly experiences in order to expand, not vice versa. You are highly appreciated, unique and endlessly loved.
The subtle art of not giving a fuck: By the way, if you feel like you need motivation, have to fill some gaps in your life, then check out this easy to read book “The subtle art of not giving a fuck” in the photo link below. You will be surprised over how much better you feel and how much more confident you will become once you stop caring about what others think of you:
* = Affiliate link. If you order through it, I receive a small commission and you support my work. There are no additional costs for you.