What better way to renew, detox and change than by starting the new year with the resolution to change the products that load your body with toxins everyday, silently, without you ever even noticing? You can only eat so much healthy food, work out so much in the gym or in the park and drink water till the cows come home…. These things are great but the sad fact is they are not going to detoxify you if you are still lathering your body in the harshest and most harmful toxic chemicals known to man!!!
- Suffer from eczema?
- Suffer from acne?
- Suffer from psoriasis or rosacea?
- Do you have joint problems?
- Sleeping troubles?
- Hormone imbalances?
- Do you suffer hair loss?
- Eye irritations?
All these symptoms are caused directly by toxic chemicals and are a sign that your liver is struggling to cope. Over time, research can show these chemical overloads can lead to conditions such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.
Would you believe, your body has the ability to absorb up to two and a half kilograms of toxic chemicals every year through your skin!!!
These chemicals include carcinogens, pesticides, endocrine disruptors and reproductive toxins. These same chemicals are Formaldehydes. Paint thinners. Anti freeze. Petroleum. Lead. And the scary thing is that there is NO safety watchdog watching over the beauty industry!! So when you reach for that cheap bottle of cosmetics, PLEASE (for you and your family’s sake) think again…
So how do you start to change the products you bring into your bathroom cabinet and your home? There is no safe way other than to throw all those expensive products out, recycle the bottles and start again. If you can’t bear to do that, then at least promise yourself and your family that you will buy differently once you have used all that shampoo… Or moisturiser…. Or lip gloss… Or mascara….
There are some FABULOUS healthy and totally toxic free products out there on the market and for not much more than you already pay. Unfortunately the way forward is not easy, as the only way to know that you are truly safe is to read the ingredients on every single packet and bottle you buy. Companies like Sukin whitewash their products as natural and healthy, when really they still contain Phenoxyethanol (A product similar to formaldehyde. According to a warning by the FDA of 2008, “Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants” – Wikipedia.)
I have been blessed to have had the luxury of sampling some fabulous Australian and International products from companies that are leading the way in fabulously healthy, non-toxic skin care and make-up that is world class and that really does work.
Over the next few blogs, I hope to share some of these, and the fabulous online stores that stock them, with you.
I hope you stick around to find out more…