Holistic Skin Care 101 – Switch for the Better!

Did you know that Apart from the toxins in our foods which we consume causing our bodies to inflame, there are other ways in which we are poisoning ourselves and our family every day?

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It is through our every-day skin care products!! The advertising works cleverly on our self body image issues and before we know it we have bought that expensive, lovely smelling cream, shampoo or hair oil to look like the model/actor who endorsed it. We rarely check the ingredients to figure out what we are slathering on our skins and the effects that it can have on our skin and our health as a whole.

Hidden Dangers in our Personal care products

  • The skin is your largest organ, what you put on it is absorbed into your bloodstream.
  • The skin is also designed for elimination and clogging our pores with chemicals can be dangerous
  • On an average women use 12 products containing up to 150 ingredients every day, men use 6 products with 75 ingredients, and children are exposed to an average of 50 ingredients daily.
  • It takes less than 30 seconds for the chemicals in your personal care product to enter your bloodstream

Imagine this, you wake up in the morning, use your oral care products, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, toners, creams, cosmetics, hair gel, perfumes etc.. and by the time you are at your breakfast table, there is a chemical soup coursing your blood stream. Not the best way to start your day!

Check your personal care products for 7 worst toxic ingredients

  1. Parabens: preservative with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Linked to breast cancer, hormone disruption, allergic reactions, and Infertility.
  2. Petrochemicals: Petrochemicals are a carcinogen produced as a by product of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil and are toxic to the nervous system. Petrochemicals suffocate and age the skin and disrupt the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins.
  3. Artificial/Synthetic Colours: Artificial colours are carcinogenic.
  4. Artificial/Synthetic Fragrance: Artificial fragrances are also considered to be among the top five known allergens and are known to both cause and trigger asthma attacks. And they are linked to immune system damage, sensitization, brain damage, hormone disruption, and cancer.
  5. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate: These ingredients are detergents and surfactants and are known to damage the skin’s immune system by causing the layers to separate, inflame and age. They also allow up to 40% more toxins to enter the body through the skin and contribute to yeast infections and hair thinning. These ingredients build up in the heart, liver, lungs and brain.
  6. Triclosan: Triclosan is a synthetic antibacterial ingredient registered as a pesticide. It causes cancer in humans. It’s often used in hand sanitizers.
  7. Phthalates: Phthalates are used in combination with artificial fragrances as a solubilizer. Phthalates are a known endocrine disruptor, which mean they mimic hormones and cause reproductive and neurological damage.

 

Switching from chemically laden products to natural skin/personal care products is the first and the most important step you can take to improve your skin and actually nourish it with natural and real ingredients. You can notice a difference in less than a month!

I would love to hear about your experiences after you made the switch.

 Take your first step towards Holistic Skin Care – Biobloom Products are Free from Sulfates (SLS/ SLES), Parabens, Petrochemicals & Other Harmful Chemicals!

<< Also Read Holistic Skin Care 101 – Part 2

 

 

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