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Maintaining optimal health is as much about what we don’t put into – and onto – our body as we what we do. The average person can put hundreds of chemicals onto their skin every day in the form of cosmetics and body care products, and these chemicals can include synthetic fragrances and colours, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), detergents, mineral oils and parabens, amongst others. ...Read more It’s known that some of these chemicals can be absorbed into the body, adding to our ‘toxic burden’ from pollution, plastics, pesticide residues and so on, and all these together can overwhelm the body’s detoxification capacity. Choosing body care products that are free from these chemicals – or at least contain a higher percentage of natural ingredients – is a good step towards reducing our toxic burden and living a healthier lifestyle.