Throw These Bathroom Items Away…Now

items-inside-medicine-cabinetMost bathrooms are chock full of products: things for your body, things for your face, things to clean with, etc.

Unfortunately, some of the ingredients that typically appear in the some of the products we use daily — such as shampoo, sunscreen and commercial household cleaners — are best avoided, according to general scientific consensus.

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Parabens are a synthetic preservative and antimicrobial agent commonly found in personal-care products with high water content: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, cleansers and body wash. They also turn up in solid products like deodorant. They appear as methyl-, ethyl-, butyl- or propylparaben. Studies have found that parabens mimic estrogen in the body and disrupt normal hormone function, and they have been found in breast-tumor biopsies.