Have you ever seen a picture of a penguin with feathers glued together with oil? If the bird is not treated it dies. With its skin covered in oil the animal cannot breathe. We want to avoid anything like that happening to us, right?
Mass-produced Cosmetics Contain Toxic Chemicals
However most of us have been doing just that. Cosmetics are usually made of oil products like mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum) and when you apply your favorite face cream you actually cover your skin with watertight film that makes it difficult for your skin to breathe and function properly.
Majority of cosmetics and beauty products including shampoo, facial cleanser, moisturizer and toothpaste contain parabens (methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben) as preservatives. And parabens are among widely used cosmetic ingredients that cause hormone disbalance.
The list of harmful ingredients commonly used in cosmetics is long and the side effects of our long-term exposure to them very serious. And the fact is that even many of the so called natural skin care brands contain a number of them. There are 2 reasons for that: Using chemicals makes the beauty products cheaper and extend their shelf life.
Did You Know That Skin Is Our Largest Body Organ?
Skin is doing a tough job of protecting our body from damaging substances including UV rays, it helps our body to keep a stable temperature, and together with our kidneys it expels chemicals from our body. We should be doing our best to support our skin in its hard job and not make it more difficult, right?
We have learned to eat healthy but we still have to learn to apply on our skin what is truly beneficial. It sounds unbelievable today but in 1940s advertisements proclaimed that smoking protects your throat from caugh and a number of ads featured doctors promoting smoking! So next time you come across an impressive ad for an anti-aging cream check the list of ingredients first. Do you think it’s difficult to find a product that does not contain any of the bad stuff?
The Solution Is Easy and Fun: Make Your Own Skin Care
You’ll fall in love with it. There are many amazing plant and essential oils, powders, spice and minerals packed with all the nutrients, vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids our skin needs. When properly used they have absolutely luxurious effect on our skin and cost a fraction of what we have been used to spend on cosmetics.
- good health
- balanced hormone system
- clear and healthy skin
- substantial savings
- and fun