One of the many ways of ensuring clear healthy skin is routine exfoliation. However, taking care of your skin, doesn't neccesarily mean you need to neglect your environment. And how exactly is that happening you ask? The ingredients in your scrubs, are bad for the environment and soon to be banned in the U.S.
The microbeads used to help scrub away dead skin and grime are not dissolved over time. Instead, they are washed down your drain and into your sewers. From there, they make their way to our oceans. From there in can be consumed by sea creatures, which eventaully kills them.
These microbeads are made of plastic, not a biodegradable material. The tiny plastic is consumed by fish, turtles, and other sea creatures and builds up in their stomachs over time. This is what leads to their unneccesary demise.
The micro-beads are also known to absorb environomental pollutants and chemicals, which means they are polluting our waters with chemcials while poisoing sea creatures. In fact, microbeads have finally been banned in the United States due to their extreme negative environmental impact. So what's the problem you might ask? Microbeads are still used in skin care products abroad, and are sold here in the United States through third party sellers. Be sure to look out for silicone in the ingredients lists as microbeads are often not listed.