Often times, we get caught up in what celebrity with beautiful skin puts their stamp of approve on versus whether it is really a beneficial product or not. Many celebrities such as Kerry Washington, from the hit show Scandal have been known to use Cetaphil as their go to facial cleanser. I have to say its not what its all cracked up to be.
After years and years of using the popular “dermatologist” approved facial cleanser Cetaphil, I have come to the conclusion that though it may seem like its working, it is doing more long term damage to my skin and body than good. This large container is made up of just eight ingredients: water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben. Everything but the water is chemically manufactured, and propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and three (YES three!) parabens are potentially cancer-causing. Which means, there is not a single beneficial ingredients in this cleanser.
So what is the alternative? Well we all know that fruits are GREAT for you, but did you know that many fruits have natural acids that can be a miracle for clearing up skin nightmares such as dry patches, acne, large pores, etc.? The great thing about this is that fruit is cheap in comparison to the mainstream chemically filled facial cleansers that we use, making this skin care alternative both eco-friendly and affordable. While virtually all fruits are safe to use on your skin, these are the four that will treat your face with the most TLC.
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