To all our visitors we’d like to wish you a happy holiday season and great new year. We thought we’d touch on skin care in this post because as we age we always want to keep our face from showing it so will try most anything! There are some precautions you ought to know about.
Researchers have found that what we put on our skin goes directly into our bloodstream and possible into the liver. Recent studies from the Univ. of California dermatologists confirm that skin absorption is the major route of entry into the body. This means that if there are toxins in your make-up or skin cream, they will end up being filtered by the liver in an effort to detoxify our blood. This means it can tire out the liver compromising its ability to remove other toxins from food and the environment.
So what can you do? Read labels. Ingredients thought to be toxic that are including in skin products appear in labels as mineral oil, petroleum, petrolatum, propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, ceresin, toluene, benzene and parrafin to name a few of the 800 commonly used in skin care products. It is best to do some research on natural ingredients like aloe, bee products, coconut oil, herbs, jojoba, honey, witch hazel, olive oil.
Remember that if “you are what you eat” then you also are what you put on your skin. Even sunblock can have toxic ingredients. The safest we’ve found is Badger’s zinc oxide. Even many brands found in health food stores contain toxins not synergistic to health and longevity.
And especially during the winter, stay hydrated with a good multi-electrolyte concentrate added to water. Our skin dries out quickly and this contributes to wrinkles.. so drink up and keep that humidifier on!