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Balding or Skin Irritation? This may be the culprit.

Have you heard of Sodium Laureth Sulfate?

Are struggling with balding or have dry, irritated skin?

This might be the culprit. 

Sodium Laureth Sulfate is found in the majority of your over the counter and store bought items. 

*face washes

*body washed

*shampoos

*hand soaps

*dental products

*creams & lotions 

It is anionic detergent and surfactant found in many personal skin care products. SLS is an inexpensive and a very effective foaming agent. 

The downside? SLS is known to be a skin irritant. It can strip the skin of it's natural oils which can cause dry skin, irritation and reactions. It can also be very irritating on the eyes, skin, mouth and lungs. For people with sensitive skin, sulfates may clog pores in which clogs hair follicles in return leads to hair loss and acne. It has been linked to cancer, skin dermatitis and so much more, keep reading..

Take away:

For people who simply don't believe that SLS is safe or don't want to try their luck, an increasing number of products that don't contain SLS are appearing on the market. Please review the labels. Sadly for most products, it will be listed as one of the first ingredients.