It may seem like another pattern to break or drop while pregnant: first, smoking; then, wine sipping; and now – cosmetics? According to the evidence from independent researchers and lab analysts, the price of enhancing beauty with most commercial cosmetics goes beyond dollars and cents. The cosmetic pay-later plan involves risking one’s health and the health of one’s unborn baby.
Take a moment and look at your lovely skin. It’s actually the largest organ of your body! It’s approximately 10 square feet in size, only 1/10 of an inch thick, and is highly permeable porous membrane that’s highly sensitive to toxic chemicals.
Consider for a moment that what you put on your skin may be affecting your health as much (or more) than what you put in your mouth, because when you apply something on the skin, it gets directly absorbed rather than being processed by the liver.
The products we use to improve our personal appearance are often extremely harmful to our natural balance of hormones. There are several commonly used ingredients that can be found in everything from body and face lotions to cosmetics and shaving creams which are known endocrine disruptors.
These ingredients can alter hormonal chemistry in a couple of ways. They can increase circulation of certain hormones by mimicking their activity in the body, or they can reduce the level of sex hormones in the body or block their activity. This can impact fertility, lead to early menopause and influence things like mood, length and severity of the menstrual cycle in women.
Everybody has five major paths of elimination; the colon, kidneys, liver, lungs, and skin. Of these, our skin is the largest elimination organ, which is sometimes referred to as the “third kidney” (the second being our lungs).
In fact, up to a third of all body impurities are excreted through the skin. It releases a pound of waste each day and will be the first organ to show symptoms of imbalance or toxicity. If your skin cannot efficiently release toxins, you may experience rashes, acne, hives, itchiness, body odour, or even eczema and psoriasis.
Dry skin brushing is an important therapy you can add to your detox program. Daily dry friction brushing is far more cleansing and eliminates more waste material than any soap could, and of added benefit, the skin is not robbed of its natural oils needed to keep it from becoming too dry. Dry skin brushing tones the skin, improves circulation, and aids in relieving skin conditions.
You know you’ve always wanted to lose weight in your sleep, and this wish may be more than just a pipe dream. Getting your fair share of Z’s just might help keep you lean while staying up all night can actually make you gain weight. I admit, I’m guilty of my fair share of sleepless nights, but after learning about the latest research you bet I’ll be hitting the hay earlier tonight. Seven to eight hours a night is ideal, and fewer than six hour is asking for trouble. Here’s why beauty rest is so important in keeping that girlish figure:
Take matters into your own hands and ignore the preventative measures offered by the Koman Foundation types, which actually function to snare you into the toxic and lucrative cancer industry early.
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Our cultural fascination with fragrance has spanned back thousands of years. Our ancestors did not spray a multitude of new-era chemicals on their body to achieve an appealing scent though. Instead, they often used plant materials to achieve desirable scents. Modern times have spawned literally thousands of chemicals for use in fragrance.
When you apply anything labeled with a “fragrance” ingredient today, you can be assured you are subjecting yourself to anywhere from tens to hundreds of various chemicals. This includes lotions, which you may apply to your entire body, facial skin care products and other beauty and self care items that you may use every single day, multiplying your exposure exponentially. None of these chemicals need to be directly disclosed in labeling since they are considered proprietary in nature.
Today, the perfume industry is worth an estimated 5.1 billion dollars as consumers continue to buy fragrances and perfumed products. Why should you not partake in using these synthetic fragrance products?