So after taking a look at my hair care routine I decided to look at other ways I was using products with unnecessary and harmful chemicals. Next up was my face!
I never had blemishes until I was 21. I have a pretty classic “T-zone” which means I get most of my oil and breakouts on my forehead and chin and around my nose, and I have somewhat large pores that clog easily. I also have some dark spots from old blemish scars that I wanted to lighten. For a while I was using whatever was cheapest for face wash, but recently had switched to Olay Regenerist products since it was anti- aging (you know, ‘cuz at 31 I’m “old”).
The Olay products I was using helped with my breakouts, but left my skin slightly sensitive. During my purging of chemicals I researched my products on the EWG Skin Deep database and was HORRIFIED! Here is what I was using and the hazard level they were given: