Toxins and Skin Problems

environmental toxins

Do you know what the largest organ in your body is? The answer may surprise you; it’s your skin! And being an organ, skin helps to rid the body of toxins. The more poisonous material your body needs to get rid of, the more load there is on other systems, such as the liver, kidneys, bowel and the lymphatic system. So the body will call on the skin to help do the job.

The result? Dull lifeless looking skin ☹ If you experience skin conditions like acne, rashes or dry and itchy skin, this could mean your body is under a toxic burden. Continue reading “Toxins and Skin Problems”

5 Reasons to Switch to Natural Skin-Care

I love to browse the cosmetic sections in department stores. Just for a few moments I allow myself to be seduced by the promises of everlasting youth and firm dewy skin the products promote. I know for a fact that not one of them, not even the ones that sell for over $100.00 are going to make an ounce of difference to my skin long term.

Yes, they will look very pretty on my bathroom shelf! But if younger, healthy skin is my aim, I’d do better to head to the health food store. Here’s 5 reasons why…

Most commercially produced products are based on mineral oil; a by-product of petroleum. Mineral oil, also called paraffin oil, is a fairly harmless substance in itself. However it has a molecular structure that is too large to penetrate the pores of the skin. So it might prevent skin from drying out, as it blocks the escape of moisture, but that’s all it will ever do.

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