Did you know that each day when you use your regular skin care products, you may be applying toxins to your skin that can make you age faster than normal? The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health reported that nearly 900 toxic chemicals are used in skin care and cosmetic products. Health and cancer experts have indicated that mainstream cosmetic and hygiene products pose a higher risk to cancers to general public than smoking. However, there is a lot of misinformation and contradictory research that can confuse consumers making it difficult to make the right choice in choosing skin care products. Let iSustainableEarth.com help you uncover some of these facts and empowering you make the right natural skin care product choice.
Any cosmetic product you apply to your skin will be absorbed through the pores and travel through your body; therefore, you need to be very careful in researching the ingredients of before you buy. Many of the skin care products that declare they are “natural” deserve a closer look. You will find that some of the so called natural skin care products contain toxic ingredients such as synthetic preservatives, ‘suspected’ carcinogens, drying alcohols, synthetic fragrances and dyes. These toxins can cause physical and emotional issues such as headaches, allergies, rashes, asthma, hormonal imbalances, reproductive complications, and cancer. The Environmental Working Group created a database listing over 69,000 products that have been tested and help you understand the toxicity level of each product. Check up on your natural skin care products before you buy, using the cosmetics database.
The most effective natural and organic skin care products contain whole-food nutrients from botanicals. Studies show that the body can absorb nutrients from whole food much more effective than from isolated components such as vitamin A, vitamin C or CoQ10. This is mainly because whole food nutrients contain complex and balanced nutrients that work in harmony with the body. Plants are made from the same vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes and hormones that our bodies are made from, therefore our bodies will be benefit from absorbing these ingredients. For example, black currant contains a high source of vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant), gamma linolenic acid (an omega-6 essential fatty acid) and potassium which all work together to prevent acne, reduce free radical damage and stop wrinkles associated with premature aging.
Organic skin care products can support the skin’s healing functions which can help you solve skin problems while beauty product chemicals will likely cause them. Unnatural chemicals are considered foreign substances to the body which will react in an attempt to eliminate them. If the body is not able to eliminate the toxins due to prolong usage, they will accumulate in the body leading the way to certain diseases. The rule of thumb is that anything you put on your skin you should be able to eat.
More than just protecting your health, organic skin care products also have a minimal impact on the environment. Look for skin care manufactures that are certified organic since they adhere to eco-friendly policies relating to conservation, biodiversity and waste management.
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