HCG diet protocols utilize injections of human chorionic gonadotripin, which is a hormone that women produce during pregnancy. The theory behind hCG diets is that this hormone, along with a reduction in calorie intake, allows your body to rid itself of stored fat. Some hCG protocols prohibit the use of beauty products with fat or oil on the theory that they may inhibit your body from losing the maximum amount of fat from the diet.
Soaps and Deoderants
Most soaps are fat-based, but soap made by manufacturers Zest, Ivory and Dial are all approved by the hCG diet protocol. You may also use any baking soda-based soap to wash yourself. After showering, you may apply approved deodorants such as Thai Stick, crystal deodorant and baking soda.
Face And Body Lotions
For body lotions, the hCG diet does not specify any brands, but suggests you stick to coconut oils and baby oils. You can also try oils that have a mineral base, as long as they have no nutritional value. If you need a lotion for your face to remove makeup or combat dryness, the Dr. Simeon hGC diet program suggests you use any Jason Natural Care facial product such as Jason natural satin soap.
Other Personal Care Products
In addition to the products you apply to your skin, the Dr. Simeon hCG diet provides guidelines for the shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes and eyelash products you use while on the diet. When you wash your hair you may stick to either baking soda or products made by Aubrey Organics, Life Extension Products or Nature's Gate. The hCG diet works best with baking soda-based toothpastes or Spry brand toothpaste. HCG diet protocol encourages you to get your eyelashes tinted instead of using mascara.