Beauty Done Naturally

As concern rises over the ingredients in beauty and salon products, thoughts naturally turn to the local beauty salon. Is it possible to enjoy those pampering treatments while avoiding the harmful ingredients? The good news is that many of the best salons are now offering more natural options.


The Bad Stuff

With more and more news about harmful ingredients, it is hard to keep up with what is good for you and what is not in salon products. While not an exhaustive list, here are a few things that you might want to look out for:

  • Parabens – Lurking in many cosmetic ingredients like lotions, shampoos, and conditioners, this chemical appears to mimic estrogen in the human body. As a result, it has been linked with hormone irregularities and breast cancer.
  • Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS) – Another potentially damaging ingredient, SLS is a hard ingredient to avoid. It is considered a skin irritant, toxic to fish, and has been found in the body’s inner tissues, such as the eyes, heart, liver, and brain.
  • Synthetic Fragrances – Many of the synthetic fragrances on the market today are derived from petroleum. These petro-chemicals build up in the body and have been linked to several types of cancer.

It is easy to see why you would want to avoid these ingredients when going to the beauty salon. There are many other potentially harmful ingredients that have suspected links to the many diseases that are so prevalent in our society. It makes sense to avoid such ingredients when possible. When searching for the best salon, consider asking about the ingredients their products use.


Other Concerns

Gluten intolerance is another major issue, and many people despair of being able to enjoy a beauty salon again, just because of gluten in products. Once again, the good news is that there are alternatives. Some brands offer gluten-free and even vegan alternatives, making it possible for just about anyone to enjoy an awesome salon experience without being exposed to ingredients that make them sick.


Where to Find?

Healthier, less toxic products are actually fairly easy to find, if a person does a little investigating. Some of the best salons have already done that investigating and offer more natural alternatives to their clients. At Athen Salon, Spa & Wellness we have made some more natural choices. We are concerned about your health and seek to provide blissful experiences the natural way.

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  • Olivia June 27, 2013

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