Your skin is you largest organ! It is my obsession!!! Everyone’s skin is porous and absorbs a large portion of what you put on it. My most commonly used phrase today is “What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put inside your body”.
Each person in this world is unique and absorption rates through the skin will absolutely vary from person to person. With that being said, it is important to stay aware of the ingredients placed on the skin because as insane as it sounds, most body care products contain harmful chemicals and allergens. In some products, chemicals are not even regulated by the FDA or other government agencies.
I have been trying for years to find the best products for my family that keep our skin and body healthy, while also keeping chemical exposure to a minimum. I am going to devote a large portion of my website to sharing and finding products that are safe and non-toxic for our families. I hope to educate you about certain ingredients to avoid in skin care products.
Most people trust that all ingredients in any product they purchase are safe. That is not the case. The federal government does not require health studies for ingredients used in personal care products. Today, many scientists are claiming that some chemicals in products today may disrupt the reproductive system and endocrine system.We do not want this to happen to our bodies, and especially to our children.
One basic ingredient that we should all avoid are parabens. Parabens are synthetic preservatives used in a variety of personal care products. While they offer the advantage of preserving a product for a substantial period of time, they also absorb into the skin when used.There are many different types of parabens that you might see on the labels of you personal care products: methylparaben, ethylparben, and butylparaben. Some scientists believe that parabens mimic estrogen in the body which ultimately disrupts the endocrine system.
Bottom line, we have to be our own detectives and research the ingredients in all of our personal care products that we absorb through our skin. More detailed information on parabens and other toxic ingredients coming soon…