Be a Label Hound
Check the ingredients, especially for products used on large areas of your body. Although conclusive evidence remains elusive, many consumer watch groups fear that chemicals such as parabens and phthalates may be toxic when absorbed in high doses. Another additive to watch out for: sodium lauryl sulfate, a common source of skin allergens. Though the FDA regards the doses in cosmetic products to be too low to cause harm, it can't hurt to limit your exposure to them, says Jenny Kim, associate professor of clinical medicine and dermatology at UCLA.
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