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Is your toothpaste contributing to your acne or skin disruption? Could be! 

Sidebar note - I made a commitment to myself at the end of 2023, to start using and purchasing products that my household uses on a regular basis, (starting with cleaning products) that are less toxic. This topic couldn’t have come at a better time. 

There is a lot of talk in the industry (right now) about toothpaste and fluoride causing Acne and / or Perioral Dermatitis. When we meet in person, toothpaste isn’t something we usually talk about! Chemicals like SLS and fluoride can potentially trigger perioral dermatitis and acne. SLS is a surfactant that helps create a lather, but this is also found in other things, like cleaning products and cosmetics. If all it’s doing is creating a lather, do you really need it? And instead of fluoride, look for a toothpaste that contains Hydroxyapatite (HA), a natural mineral that makes up 90% of our tooth enamel. This ingredient has been a gold standard in Japanese oral care for over 40 years and let’s face it, our FDA isn’t looking out for our health and longevity. HA is also what’s used for dental sealants and bone grafts.  

A few popular non-toxic toothpaste options: Tom’s of Maine Natural Toothpaste, Hello Natural Toothpaste and RiseWell Natural Toothpaste. 

So, check your toothpaste! If you are using Colgate, Crest, Sensodyne, ACT or Aquafresh, you may want to consider ditching it for something else. Especially, if you are acne prone or have Perioral Dermatitis. 

Credit to RiseWell for the information

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