Quality skin care is not a replacement for good internal health – it's a part of your entire package of well-being.
Your skin grows from the inside out, so your overall nutritional levels matter. Caring for your skin is not just an inside job – it's an outside job too.
I rarely put anything on my skin that I wouldn't be willing to put in my mouth.
It is well-proven that when you apply these chemicals to your skin, they enter your bloodstream and become integrated into your body tissues. It is probably safer to eat these ingredients than to rub them on your skin (although I strongly recommend you don't do either!)
Because, if you do happen to ingest these chemicals, your digestive system can produce specific enzymes to break down these toxins and excrete them… something that doesn't readily occur when you absorb them through the skin.
The worst scenario, of course - when toxic ingredients are injected straight into your tissues.
One of the first strategies you can use to improve your skin health is to make sure you are getting enough high-quality omega-3 fats. This is such a reliable indicator that I frequently can tell someone's omega-3 needs just by shaking their hand. About detox, I wrote recently you can find it HERE It's a must if you care about your skin.
Why potentially harmful ingredients continue to be used?
because they are cheap, readily available, and easily diluted
Here are a few of the most common suspicious ingredients:
Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum – Petroleum products that coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatologic issues. Suspected to cause cancer. Disruptive for hormonal activity.
Parabens – Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturisers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connectio