State legislators in New York and California have recently introduced bills that would ban skin care products that use artificial exfoliants in their composition. The reason? Many beauty product brands use something called microbeads, which are microscopic plastic beads that help slough off dry skin. The problem is, plastic beads do not biodegrade and end up in waterways like lakes and oceans where they become part of the microsystem. Fish ingest the beads and, over time, the beads become a chemical compound that pollutes our waterways. The solution? Avoid plastic microbeads and use natural scrubs like sugar, coffee and salt to keep your skin glowing.