Women who use makeup on a daily basis are likely to absorb almost five pounds of chemicals into their bodies each year. Absorbing chemicals into your skin is far worse than ingesting them, because when you eat something, the enzymes in your saliva and stomach break them down and flush them out of your body. When chemicals are absorbed through the skin however, they are directed to the blood stream without filtering of any kind. Thus, the toxins from toiletries and beauty products are largely going directly to your internal organs.
There are literally thousands of chemicals used in personal care products. Only a fraction of them have been tested for safety. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, nearly 900 of chemicals used in cosmetics are known to be toxic.
Fortunately, there are more natural cosmetics available today than in years past. Ideally, you will want to look for the USDA’s verified Organic seal. Even small changes in product use can result in long term health benefits.
We at Bay Area Beauty Consultants provide natural, organic and paraben free beauty treatments and products for at home use. Small changes can provide lasting beneficial results in the future.