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.
Here are six ways to stay away from the mainstream cancer industry and protect yourself from breast cancer.
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?
When you get all gussied up, it can involve a lot of makeup. You layer on the foundation, add a dash of blush to your cheeks, and gunk up your eyes with several splashes of eye shadow, a coating of eyeliner and a few swipes of mascara. That arsenal of cosmetics you’re prettifying your face with could potentially contain hundreds of chemicals, many of which pose serious dangers to your health.
While more and more, you eco-minded shoppers are choosing organic and natural versions of shampoos, conditioners, body washes, lotions and even deodorant, using organic and natural makeup products hasn’t become as mainstream—yet. After you check out these seven nasty chemicals in your makeup, you might just chuck everything in that makeup bag altogether and start fresh.
Cellulite – it’s not everyone’s favorite conversation topic. Especially when it’s otherwise known as cottage cheese thighs, orange peel skin and hail damage.
There’s a reason why people cringe at the word cellulite and its other so delicate descriptors – because the vast majority of adult woman have it and all of them don’t want it.
At the same time, there is no need to talk down to yourself because you do have a few pockets and dimples to spare. There is big lesson in learning to love your body just as it is and appreciate the wonder of it for everything it does for you every second to keep you alive and functioning.
The good news is that you CAN reduce cellulite! You really can help your body to become firmer and leaner and reduce cellulite. I am going to share with you now what cellulite actually is, why you have it and give you some ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your body. You don’t have to have bikini shame anymore!