Have Gorgeous and Healthy Skin Without
© By Lena Sanchez
There is a myth that only chemical
and animal laden products can make for glowing healthy
skin, yet that is all it is
a myth. In fact for
more gorgeous and healthier skin the products we apply
to our skin should be chemical free
Natural and botanical can be far healthier
and give you that healthy glowing skin with great satisfaction
and the confidence that you are not interrupting your
hormonal balance in some way! Scientists are waking
up slowly but we women are awake and screaming, give
us healthy at a price we can afford and finally a few
companies are coming around and hearing the shouts.
I'm sorry to say that not all companies
out there are interested in your health as much as their
When using body lotions, shampoo, conditioner,
bath and shower soaps use botanical where possible
Not only does a certain rule apply with foods but in
personal care products as well, the adage of "Read
Labels," must apply
Here are some facts you probably would
rather not know but for your health's sake necessary!
One study done by scientist at the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that 13 percent
of butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) that was applied to
the skin was absorbed, while 49 percent of DDT was absorbed.
BHT is a cosmetic preservative, while
DDT is a pesticide sometimes found in the COSMETIC INGREDIENT
LANOLIN, which just happens to be in most skin care
and makeup products!
Published in "Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Unlike the drug industry the cosmetic
industry is on the honor system and has no controls
Harmful ingredients can be used for decades before any
problem is found and then it's left up to the individual
companies to make the changes for our benefit. What
are the chances of an unethical money hungry company
making those changes if the money has been rolling in?
A few scientists believe the skin is
a thirstier sponge than usually believed.
"There's overwhelming evidence that the skin is
highly permeable to a very wide range of chemicals."
says Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. Now proven by so many patches
for different medications in minute amounts!
Other ingredients now used in most
cosmetics that should never have been there:
DIETHAMOLAMINE (DEA): In 1997 the National
Toxicology Program's study found DEA to produce cancers.
Cocamide DEA and luramide DEA are commonly found in
cosmetics here three years later.
TALC: A powdered mineral that has been
linked to ovarian and lung cancer.
PROPYLENE GLYCOL used in antiperspirants
and other products is considered a skin and eye irritant
by the National Toxicology Program.
DIAXOLIDINYL UREA AND IMIDAZOLIDINYL
UREA found in hair and skin products emit formaldehyde
gas linked to cancers.
The testing phase of product safety
actually lies with us, the consumer. The true dangers
will not be known regarding products for at least twenty
years after released to the public, so in essence, we
are the guinea pigs
We have absolutely no knowledge
as to how long it will take for us to develop illness
or cancer with the use of carcinogens. Some will be
fast and others may take years. It all depends on how
well the Immune System is kept up and functioning to
its optimum level!
The attitude of one cosmetics industry
mogul is "People who worry about these small things
will not hesitate to speed or wear seat belts. People
can always find something to worry about." How
many of the company heads feel this way and are putting
your health at risk? I don't know and neither do you.
The best rule is "Better to be safe then sorry
later on." His small worry is a big medical bill
in the distance!
And now an added problem discovered:
Did you know the beauty creams you
slather on your body and face contains animal products?
Unless it's botanical. Some contain just the tallow
and fat from them. Tallow contains ground up entrails
and junk part of the animals... But now a new worry
is that some scientists feel the public is in danger
of contracting Mad Cow Disease from the use of skin
care products which contain animal parts.
For your convenience and health you
can order Natural skin Care Products
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