For External Use Only? Why We Should Re-Think What We Put On Our Skin

For External Use Only?  Why We Should Re-Think What We Put On Our Skin
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The health and beauty sectors are among the most profitable and popular divisions on the market. Every year, we dig deep into our pockets and spend our hard-earns on chemical enriched cosmetics, lotions, perfumes, soaps, shampoos and other beauty aids. We splatter our bodies with these un-naturals, believing their promises of clearer skin, erasing wrinkles, younger appearance and healthier hair, yet, how we really achieve health and beauty by using toxic chemicals, but, sadly, we can't.

These so called health and beauty aids are nothing more than placebos; they cover up our external issues and trick our minds into believing that we are more beautiful because we are using them, meanwhile the chemicals are slowly eating away our beauty and degrading our health. We are not meant to live in the chemical dependent world that we currently live in; it is a fact that everything we need to enjoy a long life filled with and health and beauty is supplied to us by nature.

Our skin is our largest organ, it sniffs in and absorbs almost everything we put on it; this means that all of the unreadable ingredients found in our favorite brands of body care are being absorbed within. Excess internal chemicals can lead to decrease immune system, weakened organs, susceptibility to disease and disorders, shorter lifespan, learning disabilities and depleted finances. Adopting natural health and beauty practices is the only way to ensure optimal health and natural beauty.

How to Living Chemical Free - Natural Health and Beauty:

Detox Regularly: Internal detoxing is the process of cleaning toxins from the body; this process increases the immunity, strengthens organs and balances the PH level of the skin and hair. Juice cleansing, tea blends, raw dieting and staying away from over processed foods are just a few ways to detox naturally. Beware, detoxing is a warding off process, a lot of people experience skin breakouts before being rewarded with clearer more youthful skin, do not be discourage.

Exfoliate Regularly: Exfoliating refers to removing the layer of dead skin cells that lives on the outer service of the skin. Exfoliating a few times a week will improve the circulation of the blood and reveal the fresh skin cells. Some methods to natural exfoliation includes dry skin brushing, salt and sugar scrubs and loofah scrubbing.

Sweat Plenty: Sweating is good for the skin, the process eliminates up to 30 percent of internal toxins. Sweating also slows down the aging process and balances the skin’s PH levels. So, hit the gym and the sauna regularly, your body will thank you for it.

Eat Healthy: Adopting a diet rich in naturals and fresh foods can encourage flawless skin.

Natural Beauty Aids: Natural health and beauty aids are becoming more available as demand for safer skincare grows. Beauty aids should be formulated with ingredients traceable to nature. It should be free of dyes, unnatural fragrances and other synthetic additives.

If we cannot put it into our mouths then we should not put it on our skin that is the motto we should all live by. Natural beauty cannot be achieved from unnatural sources. Stay chemical free and nourish your body while nourishing the planet.


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