Not every product you use is safe, even the most conventional ones. You probably think you are doing your body and the environment a favor but you are actually harming them. Here are the most used products that are deemed safe by the public, but are not:
Colognes and Body Sprays
Synthetic chemicals in colognes and body sprays can affect sperm, which can lead to problems, such as lower sperm count, lower sperm motility, and even sperm damage. If you are like most men though, applying artificial fragrance is a part of your daily routine, so it is definitely difficult to get rid of this habit. However, there are natural products, including those from Tsi-La, Intelligent Nutrients, and Diptyque, which do not have parabens, phthalate, and petrochemicals that kill or harm your little swimmers.
Whether it is your own or you just stole it from your girlfriend, the moisturizer that you are using contains at least 30 harmful ingredients, including petroleum derivatives, penetration enhancers, and synthetic fragrance, Instead of a moisturizing product that comes with too many artificial ingredients, you should just for the natural choice. A good alternative is simple body oil, such as coconut oil and aloe vera.
Shampoos and Conditioners
When you take a shower, you probably don’t forget to use shampoos and conditioners. What you don’t know is that you are doing more harm than good, not only to your hair, but to your body. Your hair is not separate from your skin, so when you apply these products, both your hair and skin suffer. Usually, they become drier, so you’ll need other products to solve the problem. Instead of these products, go for a shampoo that is free from sodium laurel (other products list this as laureth sulfate).
It is no secret that shaving creams have toxic ingredients, such as butane and propellants. But these two are not the only ones you can find in these products as there are also triethanolamine, parabens, and diazolidinyl urea, which releases formaldehyde. It is time for you to avoid shaving creams that have synthetic fragrances and those chemicals that harm the body. A good alternative is organic oil, such as coconut and olive oil although you may not be too happy with the oily result. You can look for natural products that are completely free from synthetics to keep your face healthy.
Men use products every day to take care of their skin and appearance, just like women do. However, most of them don’t know that several of these products contain harmful ingredients. It’s much safer to go for the natural options than those that are conventional, but dangerous.