FOCUS ON SKINCARE - MINUS THE TOXINS!
The largest organ of the human body is the skin, yet we focus so much on what we put into our bodies in terms of chemicals and not on what we are putting onto our bodies, which is just as important.
Did you know that many of our everyday skincare products are full of toxins and the average woman wears 515 chemicals a day from personal hygiene and cosmetic products? These chemicals are absorbed into your blood stream in just 26 seconds.
It is up to the consumer to self-regulate and protect against these toxins. According to the Cancer Prevention Coalition, health risk experts have concluded that mainstream cosmetics and personal hygiene products pose the highest cancer risk exposures to the general public - even higher than smoking!
In 96% of all skincare products
Can't be absorbed – it coats the skin
Blocks the pores from absorbing nutrients or releasing toxins
It's the #2 contributor to signs of aging (#1 is the sun)
When your skin perspires and releases water containing salt and chemicals to aid the liver and kidneys
Like mineral oil, petroleum derivatives form a heavier film on the surface of your skin that block the process
Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl
Used as preservatives, these aren't always labelled
Directly linked to breast cancer, sterility in males, hormone imbalance in females and early puberty
And More Toxins
Rendering plants collect dead animals and left-over parts to produce tallow
Tallow is used in cosmetics to create emollience, but it can also transfer hormones, antibiotics and pesticides the animal carried
Artificial Fragrances (Phthalates)
Present in almost every personal care product from soaps to moisturisers
Artificial fragrances are linked to hormone disruption, birth defects, infertility and cancer
Commonly used as an antibacterial agent in soaps, deodorants and toothpaste
Triclosan is linked to skin irritation, liver toxicity, heart disease, hormone disruption and muscle impairment
Switch to Cleaner Products
I had never really thought about what I was putting on my skin until I started to look into this as part of my mum’s treatment. However, finding products that were natural and gave good results was also a challenge. Then I came across Arbonne products that gave the following promises and I have been amazed by how pure the products are, the strict ingredients policy the company has, and the wonderful results from the products. I am so impressed with the products after using them for six months; the results are amazing.
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