These days, everybody tries to eat as healthy as possible, to eliminate the toxins from our food, from our drinks and from our bodies. Maybe you think that a natural diet will keep you safe from toxins. It’s not true.
Our skin acts like a giant tongue and absorbs the substances it get in contact with. Most of the people that follow a detox diet or are eating as healthy as possible are missing a point: the cosmetics we put on our skin every day are absorbed and the toxins get directly into our systems.
It’s more dangerous to absorb the toxins though the skin than to swallow them because the enzymes in the saliva act like a protective shield and can brake down some toxins.
A woman uses soap or shower gel, cleaner, moisturiser, make-up foundation, mascara, lipstick and perfume – to name just a few – every day.
A new research shows that a woman absorbs almost 5lb of chemicals through her skin every year. Some of the man-made compounds have been linked to cancer, while others may irritate the skin or even cause it to age prematurely.
“We really need to start questioning the products we are putting on our skin and not just assume that the chemicals in them are safe. We have no idea what these chemicals do when they are mixed together. The effect could be much greater than the sum of the individual parts.”
Of course, there are regulations which require producers to be safe and careful about the ingredients in the beauty products, but this is not enough. You should be careful too.Don’t think that you are saving some money when using a beauty product after the use-by date just because you have not finished the tube yet.
The Royal College of Optometrists warned that old lipstick or mascara could be a “hothouse” for bacteria.
Another thing that you can do is think twice before applying any make-up. Do you really think that the makeup foundation is required today? Can you skip the eyelash conditioner too?
You’ll see that you will feel much better and you will be more attractive if you look natural and don’t have a “chemical mask” on your face.
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