The Ugly Truth About Synthetic Skincare Products
Most people never stop and investigate the ingredients in their daily skin care products.
We all want soft, vibrant, healthy skin...and when the signs of ageing start to kick in, we'll do almost anything to maintain that youthful glow!
But here's the thing...
If you're using commercial skin creams, lotions and cosmetics each day just be sure that they contain nothing toxic (it will help you to avoid many health problems down the road).
The Skin’s Absorption Properties
Your skin is the largest organ of your body.
It's also important to remember that your skin is cytophylactic - meaning that it basically absorbs whatever you put on it like a a sponge!
And this is why a person's overall health can typically be determined by the look and feel of their skin.
What you put on your skin each day impacts your body’s immunity and eliminatory channels. Through a process known as ‘passive diffusion’, toxins can pass through all seven layers of your skin and into your lymphatic system and bloodstream.
Toxic Beauty & Skincare Products
Behind the glossy magazine adverts and billboards, the multinational skin care and beauty industry hides a dirty secret.
They give the appearance of being natural and healthy, but the truth is that most are loaded with toxic, harmful chemicals and fillers which can damage your health.
I encourage you to look at the ingredients of the skin care and cosmetics products you use at home.
If you've purchased them from your local supermarket, department store or pharmacy, chances are you'll see at least one of these toxic ingredients:
• Propylene Glycol
As well as being difficult to pronounce, these chemicals are ALL harmful to your body!
In addition, it’s estimated that there are more than 10,000 ingredients approved for use in many of these same products but more than 90% have never been tested for their effects on human health!
Negative Health EffectsOver time and distance, if your skin is repeatedly exposed to and absorbs chemicals like these, the toxins begin to accumulate in the body and will eventually cause chaos to many body systems which can lead to dis-eases like:
- Irritated Skin
- Chronic fatigue
- Hormonal imbalances
Thankfully, there are a growing number of companies who are doing it right - using plant based, non-toxic ingredients to bring to market a range of trusted skin care and personal care products.
You can find some of these products in good health food stores these days, or you can learn to be your own alchemist and do it yourself at home!
My mantra on skin care is simple…
"If you can't eat it, don't put it ON your skin!"
Feed your skin good, healthy food (just like you do with your diet), take care of it, and you'll be rewarded with skin that looks and feels great and you'll avoid a host of diseases.
If you have the time to experiment with making your own, there are plenty of recipes online that include ingredients like; Almond, Avocado and Coconut Oils, Shea Butter and a host of pure plant Essential Oils like Lavender, Frankincense and Helichrysum for enhanced fragrance and health benefits.
If you don't have the time to seek these out or make them on your own, the team and I hand-crafted a number of skin care products in Australia using plant-based ingredients.
It removes the guesswork, saving you time and effort and we ship them straight to your door!
The Aromacology Skin Care Collection is an all-natural, plant-based range, specifically tailored for those who pay extra special attention to their skin care on a daily basis. All products in this range are enriched with fruit extracts to clean, exfoliate, hydrate and plump the skin and help delay the signs of ageing.
Then we have Divine Body Butter which is an all-over skin food and moisturiser that hydrates, nourishes, softens and repairs all types of skin.
You can browse our full range of skin care products here
Whatever you do my friend, please, please, please steer away from toxic, chemical-based products and give your daily skin care the love and attention it deserves.
Learn more in Our Top 5 Natural Skin Care Tips