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#21 Fatal Conveniences™: Anti-Aging Skincare: The Youthfulness Scam The Darin Olien Show

    • Mental Health

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to anti-aging skincare. Walk into any pharmacist, and you'll see shelves lined with promises. Fewer wrinkles, youthful, glowing skin are just some of the claims that these products make. But, when you dig a little deeper, the reality of these cosmetics isn't so pretty. 
Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ 
This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us.
I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you.
Aren't the advertisers and marketing teams of these skincare products smart? They've made us think that we're not beautiful and wonderful just as we are. I do get it though. Slowing down the signs of aging and feeling better about what you see in the mirror is something we all want. But you must remember that what goes ON your skin, goes IN your skin. 
I'm going further than skin-deep in this segment to uncover some of the hidden toxic ingredients lurking in anti-aging skincare. I discuss mercury and Teflon, the two bad boys lurking within your cosmetics. I unravel just how they affect the body, and the proactive steps you can take to make better purchasing choices. 
Other topics from this FATAL CONVENIENCES™ SEGMENT:
Why you should vote with your dollars  The keywords to look out for when checking cosmetic labels Would you put Teflon on your face? The FDA's take on anti-aging products Some of the signs of mercury poisoning What are the things you can do? Links & Resources:
FDA article on Mercury
The Mercury Product Database
Anti-aging Products Linked To Breast Cancer
Cosmetic Safety Report – Downloadable PDF on PFOA's 
Get The Facts – Finding Safer Products
Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products
Public Health Statement for Mercury

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to anti-aging skincare. Walk into any pharmacist, and you'll see shelves lined with promises. Fewer wrinkles, youthful, glowing skin are just some of the claims that these products make. But, when you dig a little deeper, the reality of these cosmetics isn't so pretty. 
Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™ 
This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society's Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they're actually good for us. But it's those same things that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us.
I've spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these "conveniences." On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make. So, if you're willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you.
Aren't the advertisers and marketing teams of these skincare products smart? They've made us think that we're not beautiful and wonderful just as we are. I do get it though. Slowing down the signs of aging and feeling better about what you see in the mirror is something we all want. But you must remember that what goes ON your skin, goes IN your skin. 
I'm going further than skin-deep in this segment to uncover some of the hidden toxic ingredients lurking in anti-aging skincare. I discuss mercury and Teflon, the two bad boys lurking within your cosmetics. I unravel just how they affect the body, and the proactive steps you can take to make better purchasing choices. 
Other topics from this FATAL CONVENIENCES™ SEGMENT:
Why you should vote with your dollars  The keywords to look out for when checking cosmetic labels Would you put Teflon on your face? The FDA's take on anti-aging products Some of the signs of mercury poisoning What are the things you can do? Links & Resources:
FDA article on Mercury
The Mercury Product Database
Anti-aging Products Linked To Breast Cancer
Cosmetic Safety Report – Downloadable PDF on PFOA's 
Get The Facts – Finding Safer Products
Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products
Public Health Statement for Mercury

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