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Skincare and Fertility
A blog by Neway Fertility, November 4, 2014
Can your skincare routine be affecting your fertility? Women often stick to a healthy diet and lifestyle when trying to conceive, but often do not realize that their beauty products and lotions can affect their fertility. Creams and lotions are designed to be absorbed into the skin for effectiveness. However, this also passes along those potentially dangerous toxins straight to your cells and bloodstream where they travel throughout the body’s systems.
According to research published in several medical journals and conducted at institutions like Harvard and UCLA, many of the ingredients found in common everyday skin and personal hygiene products contain high levels of perfluorinated chemicals, better known as PFC’s. Those who are familiar with the term PFC know that these toxins can be dangerous to our health and well-being and can even cause cancer.
Experts claim that when women come in contact with PFC it has been shown to cause a variety of infertility issues. One study conducted by UCLA researcher Chunyuan Fei, and published online in Human Reproduction, states that women with higher-than-normal levels of PFC’s have shown a 60-154% higher risk of infertility than those who do not.
For women who are trying to conceive or who are of child-bearing age and are thinking of starting a family in the next few years going natural may be best. Be careful about the products you buy and read all the labels to check for dangerous ingredients and chemicals. It is helpful to remember that if you cannot pronounce a word it is likely not natural and could be a chemical or synthetic.
Make sure to remember that some products listed as all-natural or organic on the label may still contain preservatives and toxic chemicals. Natural products are made from things found in nature not manmade products. Always speak with your doctor before trying any new supplements or products that are listed to enhance fertility.