I use natural organic skin care because of my own health issues (immune system and thyroid) I want to help my body by lessening the toxic load that's created within our environment. I care what I put onto and into my body. An holistic approach to skin care encompasses Nutrition + health + wellness = beauty.
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I have chosen to create natural skin care to help others achieve their healthy self care goals and to build awareness of the ingredients that could be having a negative effect on our health and planet.
I know when I first started researching ingredients in skin care I found the information so overwhelming and contradicting, it took me a while to understand what and why the ingredient was in the formula, there are lots of things to consider when looking to live a healthier lifestyle.
Try not to get stressed about what you are and aren't doing at this moment, set yourself a goal to change one or two habits each week or each month, or you may decide not to change anything at all.
We all have choices, so make it an educated choice, do your own research, don't rely on what one person might say about a certain topic, look for more information, studies, reports, check out your local library, there will be plenty of resources to help you on your way.
When looking at labels on your skin care products do not be fooled by the words natural and organic, read the ingredients thoroughly.
I have added a few ingredients below that you can research further:
Parabens : Chemicals that imitate the action of natural hormones.
Formaldehyde: Classified as a carcinogenic to humans
Phthalates: Industrial chemical
Aluminum: A potent nurotoxin
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Strong Irritant
Propylene Glycol: Irritant
Hydroquinone: Highly toxic carcinogenic
I have added some resources below to get you started.
Books and Apps:
A Consumers Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients : Ruth Winter
I have copied the video below from an community based non profit group. http://storyofstuff.org/story-of-cosmetics/story-of-cosmetics-faqs/
Don't forget that the body is an amazing complex system with powers of self regeneration, so lighten your toxic load and make your self feel and look more beautiful naturally, without sacrificing your health.
To help others on their journey to healthier self care products please share your experience, resources and thoughts.