Dr. Kennette Thigpen is host an essay contest where students age 10-18 of all backgrounds, races and ethnicities to share what Black Lives Matter means to them. In an effort to not forget our children, the essay contest allows children to share what they are thinking, seeing and experiencing. Let’s here from our young people, our future and allow them to express their perspectives.
For essay contest details, please visit Dr. Thigpen’s website https://www.drkennettethigpen.org/contest and share with your friends, family and associates.
By Shanon Lee Sometime after having a baby, and making a fateful decision to ditch grad school to pursue a writing career, I had this notion that writing while mothering would be easy. I imagined working from home would be orderly, convenient and efficient. It was simple. I would write in the quiet moments before our hectic […]
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Five multi-tasking makeup products that will get you fresh faced and out the door in a hurry.
Hi Everyone, I want to do a full cruelty-free makeup routine soon and I thought, why not show you some of my favorite skincare products first. I wanted to include bath & body products as well but I have so many that I will write a full post about it (probably before February). Let’s just jump […]
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This post is reprinted from “Because I’m Addicted” on bloglovin at bloglovin – Because I’m Addicted I thought that it was a great article, so I’m sharing it with you!
If you’re not into clean beauty, I get it! I really do. The truth about non-natural beauty products is that they work – really well! There’s a reason beauty is a multi-billion dollar industry, and when it comes to benefits like clearing skin, fighting aging, nourishing your hair, etc. a lot of the toxic products get the job done BUT that can come with a price: your health.
Women who wear makeup and use beauty products on a daily basis can absorb an average of 5 pounds (five pounds!!) of chemicals into their bodies each year. Everything that we slather onto our bodies goes directly into our blood stream. So just like being mindful of what we eat and drink, we need to be mindful about what we’re putting on our bodies in the same way.
What they’ve discovered is that the chemicals being used are proven to cause cancer and are endocrine disruptors which can increase production of certain hormones; decrease production of others; imitate hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones. Scary stuff!
So, if you want to start making switches to clean beauty but aren’t ready to give up your Tom Ford foundation (I feel you, girl!) my suggestion is to make three simple changes to daily used items. The first two are the products that are used all over your body: soap and lotion (if you don’t use this daily, you still need to change this one). And the third, deodorant. Switch those three to organic/natural/clean and you’ve made a big change in the amount of toxins you’re absorbing annually. Yay, go you!