What do you use to scrub your face? I use a facial scrub by @vasanticosmetics that has all the good stuff and none of the yucky stuff.
Face scrubs are notorious for containing microbeads. After you exfoliate with your microbeads in the shower or over your sink, they travel directly into our waterways because they are far to small to be captured at sewage treatment plans.
Did you know that these tiny little beads are persistent organic compounds that attract insecticides (like DDT), endocrine disrupters and other industrial chemicals? Eventually they find their way into the digestive and circulatory systems of fish that many humans eat, meaning you are being exposed to every toxin absorbed into the microbead.
Research tells us they have a permanent impact on our environment: “Microplastics cannot be sieved from sands or filtered out of seawater. Collecting all of these microparticles would take forever, and even so it would not be effective. Microplastics will continue their slow, intricate paths towards the bottom of the ocean and ultimately become buried in sand and mud for centuries.” #saveouroceans #surfrider #microbeads