Natural Skin Care
Everyone wants to look good, but at what price? Many skin care products contain carcinogenic ingredients. Just as with food you have to become a savvy label reader to know what to look for.
Your skin is your largest organ, and far from being just a passive “covering” on your body, your skin is a complex system made up of nerves, glands and cell layers that play an intricate role in your health.
In fact, healthy skin not only serves as a buffer that helps protect your body from extreme temperatures and chemicals, it also produces antibacterial substances to protect you from infection and enables your body to produce vitamin D when exposed to the sun. It is also densely packed with nerve cells that act as messengers to your brain, making your skin a crucial part of your interactions with the world around you.
Obviously, for these reasons taking good care of your skin is of crucial importance, and will also help your skin appearance to stay soft, supple and moisturized, rather than prematurely wrinkled or rough.
Your skin absorbs everything that you put on it and the toxins in skin products can have the same consequences as the toxins in the food you eat. EWG has a data base to search for the products you use and rate them to help you find the toxins you want to avoid, and helpful tips too. Just click on “data base” in the last sentence.
Many simple items such as coconut oil and olive oil are great for your skin. There are many products out there that are safe for your skin too.
It is worth doing some research to choose the best care for your skin, your long term health and wellness will appreciate it!
Submitted by Tricia @ Nutrition by Tricia