As you may or may not be aware (depending on your level of neuroticism/health knowledge), most of the conventional home and cosmetic products are riddled with chemicals that are a no-go for your health. There are multiple fancy terms you’ve probably heard flying around, e.g. Xenoestrogens, Triclosan, etc. Save yourself from the dreaded man boobs, the one category that doesn’t neatly fit into your “I <3 boobies!” wristband. Point being, they mess with your health and hormone balance, stress your liver to detoxify itself, and generally yield more damage than good. Simple fix: shoot for organic and natural products. You can spend the time verifying each one off of Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Database or you can short-circuit it and reference the ones I use below.
I use this rarely, as I have upgraded to an electric razor to save me the hassle/cost of replacing razors and applying shaving gel. But if you aren’t interested in making the switch, this gel is a great option.
This is my least favorite item on the list because it makes my hair too shiny, but the ingredients are so darn clean I haven’t moved off of this yet.
People pay hundreds for over-priced skincare products. A light, clean, organic oil such as below will get you 90% of the way there.
Get the chlorine and other crap out of your water and off your skin. Your skin is a huge absorbing organ that takes in compounds; it’s not just about what you drink.
Home & Cleaning
This is going to be my hardest sell for you; this does not rub in well and I’ve been the butt end of an infinite number of jokes walking around ghost-man style without fully rubbing this into my face. I recommend more for your body if you’re out in the sun.
- Throw out your crappy conventional cosmetic and home products, replacing with healthier organic or natural alternatives such as above.
- If you want to see any given product on a 1-10 scale in terms of toxicity, see Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Database.
- Think about anything you come in contact with, in the fullest sense of the word. Your skin, mouth, hair, etc. Seek organic alternatives whenever possible.