I have long been a proponent of natural and organic skin care, knowing how unhealthy commercial skin care products are for us and knowing that the average woman uses 9 products on her skin before she leaves the house in the morning.
Day after day, week after week, applying chemicals to our skin, which is actually more effective in absorbing what is on it than our stomachs are with what is in them, takes many different tolls. Just look at the skin of most women who have worn make up daily since they were teenagers. That skin has so little opportunity to breathe, that it can’t help but not retain a natural glow.
Even more insidious is the effect of all the chemicals, many of which are either carcinogenics or endocrine distruptors. We all know what carcinogenics are, but just in case you don’t know what an endocrine disruptor is, it is a chemical that throws off our hormonal balance. From phthalates to the parabens, they can cause neurological and hormonal damage.
Ever wonder why more more women are having problems with menstrual cycles and with menopause? These chemicals that are found in the products and in the plastic bottles in which they are sold are hard to avoid unless you are buying natural and preferably organic personal care products. This video and article on Dr. Mercola’s site gives you more information and tips. He also sells an organic line of skin care, but even if you don’t want to purchase his products, his information is excellent!
Here’s to natural beauty!