Sunday, August 8, 2010

Avoid chemicals in skin products

Every Sunday morning I receive a great little blog from Freni Gurd, of Vancouver, BC. Today she wrote about toxins in beauty products and ways to avoid them.

Think about this: when you take something by mouth, the liver has the opportunity to detoxify it, but when you put it directly on your skin, it goes straight to the bloodstream without filtering. Many of today's products interfere with hormones, or behave similarly to estrogen, causing all sorts of bodily havoc.

There are better products out there, and you can even make some of your own if you wish, but first you need to be aware of what to look out for. And, by the way, take a magnifier to the store, because the ingredient lists are often miniscule.