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If you care about what you eat, then it makes sense to care about what you put on your skin. Whether you’re experiencing specific health problems, trying to detox your life or just concerned about the toxic ingredients found in many beauty products, it’s worth giving your cosmetics bag and bathroom drawers a clean out.
Here are some of the benefits of a thorough beauty clean up:
You’ll be taking loving care of your biggest organ
Did you know whatever you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream within minutes of application? This means that every time you lather up in the shower, apply makeup in the morning, use hand cream during the day, apply sunscreen before going for a swim and moisturise before bed, you’re potentially exposing yourself to a concoction of harmful chemicals. As our biggest organ and the first line of defence, our skin battles against environmental stressors every day, so it’s a good idea to reduce that burden by embracing natural skincare use.
Your insides will thank you
Detoxing your beauty cabinet, and your daily routines have similar benefits to detoxing your diet. While many people prefer to avoid eating foods that have been heavily processed, genetically modified, sprayed with pesticides, or filled with preservatives, the same can’t be said for skincare.
Yet it makes sense that if you switch to natural skincare products then your body will benefit the same way it does from eating an organic, whole foods diet. You’ll start to see brighter, clearer skin, fewer breakouts and fine lines, more energy and a natural glow that you just can’t buy.
It’s the only way to ensure a complete, genuine detox
When you think of organs that help with the detoxification process most people think of the liver and kidneys, but our skin is actually our largest detoxification organ. So along with cleaning up your diet, ditching cigarettes, limiting alcohol and drinking filtered water, it’s worth thinking carefully about the soaps, shampoos, deodorants and lotions we put on our skin because if you don’t, you’re missing half of the equation.
While some chemical molecules are too large to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, many other chemicals found in skincare and cosmetics penetrate the dermal layer. From there, they end up in the bloodstream where they’re eliminated via the kidneys during the body’s detoxification process.
Using skincare and cosmetics containing chemicals, fragrance and other toxic additives is unnecessarily burdening your body’s detox process. In other words, if you’re planning on detoxing, to ensure it’s a true and thorough detox, you need to clean up your beauty products too.
If you want to feel healthier and support detoxification, consider detoxing your beauty routine by using chemical-free, natural products such as aluminium-free deodorant and paraben-free moisturiser.
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