Formaldehyde, Babies & Your Face

Dear Yoga Student,

Your grandmother’s advice for skincare
products might have been something like

“If it’s not good enough for a baby, it’s not
good enough for me.”

Only problem now is that even baby products
have formaldehyde, phthalates, parabens, and
sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

Maybe those chemicals aren’t that bad, but most
people would prefer to err on the side of caution.

So what do you do?

With skincare and beauty products, you do the
same as you do with food – you simplify. Less
ingredients, nothing mysterious, and ideally
nothing with a criminal record on file with the

With everything health, stay sane by taking
it slow. If you’re not in the mood to revamp
your shower and bathroom shelves just yet,
I totally understand.

But if you are, here’s a few things I try
to avoid

*PARABENS (preservative believed to be a

*SLS (foaming agent, most concerning in
toothpaste, believed to cause canker sores)

*21-LETTER WORDS (stuff you have no
idea what it is)

It’s easy to get crazy thinking about all the
things that cause cancer in the world, but
if you’re going to rub stuff on your face,
your skull, and your body…

… you have to admit it makes sense to make
sure it’s all good, all-natural stuff. Don’t you

Stay bendy,

Sun Warrior Protein

p.s. I’d love to hear your feedback or tips on
this “healthy skincare” issue. This is a new
area of research for me. Please comment below…

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