10 ingredients never to put on your skin and why:
Filler chemicals are now being called to task for their health compromising factors. Toxic chemicals in personal care products have been directly linked to hormone imbalances, allergies, neurological disorders, obesity (cells store toxins), fatigue, and cancer, to name a few. Here’s the list to avoid:
- Propylene Glycol (anti-freeze)
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
- Mineral Oil
- Butane, propane
- Dyes and perfumes
- Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, Dioxybenzone
Why? Being the largest organ of our body, our skin is quicker than our stomachs to absorb and carry directly into our bloodstream whatever is put on it!
- Solvents and petroleum-based chemicals are found to have an even higher absorption rate than other types of substances.
- These chemicals get stored by our bodies and can accumulate in the organs and tissues. Medical professionals are linking them to brain, nerve and liver damage (Matthew et al., 1995).
“Consumers should also avoid personal care products that contain toxic synthetic ingredients that can penetrate the skin and accumulate in their tissues. In some cases, these products can have a greater impact on health that either diet or exercise.” Dr. Terry Friedmann, M.D.
Our skin is one indication of how well our liver is working. The liver is the processer of chemicals and the detoxifier of the blood. How well this 2nd largest organ in the body (after the skin) functions, affects almost every other organ in the body. It also helps in the digestion of fats by secreting bile to break down fats. This is where alcohol and drugs are processed, and overuse of substances can greatly impede the function of the liver.
Another Reason: When we put chemicals on our skin and then go into the sun, they can become “baked” on our skin. Some doctors now believe that toxins on the surface of our skin are causing some skin cancers. Use safe protectors in the sun, like zinc oxide, myrrh oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and clothes.
Healthy Glowing Skin:
We all desire to have beautiful, glowing skin, right? We want to look healthy and vibrant. We know that our skin tells on us; it tells our age, vitality, health, and more. So what can we do to have radiant skin?
- Help the liver and skin by drinking lots of pure water.
- Take a daily supplement of healthy omega 3s like fish oil or flax oil.
- Limit alcohol & drug usage.
- Move & Sweat! Sweating at least once a week is a wonderful way to detoxify the skin.
- Thoroughly cleanse your skin with pure water before going to bed. Then put a good moisturizer on. Our skin dries out at night. Never use harsh soaps.
6. Treat your skin to yummy, delicious, nutritious organic skin foods!
Like aloes & oils:
aloe vera plant
Organic Aloe Vera– soothes sunburns and rehydrates the skin. It has been used for thousands of years on skin irritations, wounds, infections, rashes, blisters, minor burns, sunburns, acne, chapped skin, poison ivy, vaginal infections, wrinkles and much more.
Grapeseed oil – is a light oil that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. It is rich in vitamin E and omegas, which protect and repair.
Myrrh essential oil – acts as a natural sunscreen against harmful UV rays. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records and was used by the Egyptians and Arabians for sun protection and a variety of skin conditions including wrinkles and stretch marks.
Lemongrass essential oil helps repair connective tissue by stimulating the agents in the tissue to rejuvenate and reconnect. It is often used on ligaments. It is also an excellent insect repellant and has an uplifting effect on the senses. Good for oily skin and acne.
Lavender essential oil – soothes burns and skin conditions, including wounds, rashes, acne, eczema, allergies, bloody noses, and more. It is balancing and calming to the emotions.
Elemi essential oil – has been used in skin and healing ointments in Europe for hundreds of years. The Egyptians used elemi for embalming. It is used for scars, acne, and wrinkles as well as muscle/nerve pain today.
Palo Santo essential oil – called the holy wood of Ecuador, this oil has properties similar to Frankincense and is excellent against aging of the skin.
Tea Tree essential oil – Is a rejuvenating oil known for it’s anti-viral, anti-fungus, antiseptic, and regenerating abilities.
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Good Skin herbs:
Calendula – Effective in soothing and rejuvenating the skin. Good for rashes, irritations, skin growths, outbreaks, etc.
Plantain– A contact reliever for many skin ailments. Good for diaper rash, bites, stings, itching from poison ivy, open wounds, etc.
Horsetail/Shavegrass herb – High in silicon which builds connective tissue, this herb is good internally and externally as a collagen builder for the skin, hair, nails and bones.
Yellow Dock – High in many minerals and vitamin C, yellow dock is a blood purifier and builder and good for all skin problems. Take internally combined with burdock and chaparral for great results.
Burdock – Also a blood purifier, this herb is one of the best for chronic skin ailments. Helps to neutralize and eliminate toxins in the system.
Chaparral – Used externally on sores and wounds. Has astringent properties. Also a blood purifier, it is good for acne, arthritis, and helpful in ridding the body of growths and tumors.