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These days cautious people pin their aspirations for good-looking skin on natural skin care products. This is usually because they are worried about what synthetic commercial cosmetic products will do to their skin. There are more safeguards for the public now than ever before with government regulations and public watchdogs. However, there are still a number of products coming on to the market every year that are harmful to your skin.
Contents – Friends or Foe?
Therefore, you cannot rely on the hype, the label on the front, or anyone else. It is all up to you to do your own research. You can do this exploration by checking each of the chemicals on the label on the rear of the pot on the Internet. If there isn’t a detailed list, then simply don’t use the product.
In fact, the situation is so bad that the National Institute of Occupational Safety And Health produced a report. It found almost nine hundred toxic chemicals in commercial cosmetic products! Furthermore, the Cancer Coalition declared that commercial cosmetic and personal care products present a higher threat of cancer than nicotine and cigarettes!
If you use these toxic substances on your skin, there is a good chance that they will pass through it into your body. There they will circulate through all your major bodily organs in your blood. Nobody knows exactly what consequences this can have on your long term health.
Once the toxins are in your bloodstream, your body will have to work much harder than normal in an effort to get rid of them. Most of this clean-up work falls to the liver. However, but it can only do so much before health issues set in. The liver is a crucial part of the body’s immune system. As such, it needs to be looked after. Liver problems can result in major health issues with the auto-immune system. This, in turn, can lead to asthma, infections, and allergies.
Natural Skin Care Products
Therefore, it would seem that if you want to avoid any possible problems, you would be better off using only natural skin care products. However, you cannot rest on your laurels just because the jar bears the word ‘natural’ or ‘organic’. Once more, it is your responsibility to research the ingredients of the natural skin care products that you buy… Or you can make your own.
Making your own natural skin care products is not as difficult as it may at first appear to be. There are thousands of skin care recipes on the Internet and in the library. However, here are a few thoughts for you to start with.
Homemade Skincare Products
You can exfoliate with olive oil mixed with crushed oatmeal, brown sugar or baking soda. Exfoliating three or four times per week will keep your skin looking great. Other things that you can use in your home mixes are: olive oil, bananas, avocado, honey and egg whites.
Preparing your own natural skincare products is the only, I stress, the only, way to ensure that you are getting 100% natural skin care products. Even those that say on the label that they are 100% ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ will probably contain synthetic, chemical preservatives, dyes and fragrances.
Have a go, you have nothing to lose and lots to gain!
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