According to many sources, including the American Academy of Dermatology, “skin is your body’s largest organ” (aad.org, 2014). Skin is permeable; meaning that what you put on it will be absorbed into your body.

Have you read the ingredients list on your skin care products? Can you pronounce them? Do you know what they are? Do you know where they come from?

If the answer to any or all of those questions are no…..it might be time to re-think your skin care products.

Most of the ingredients that you cannot pronounce, don’t know what they are or where they come from typically fall under the category of a chemical and or something weird that your body likely will not recognize and make your liver and lymph system filter out or store in your body fat.

Anything you can do to take stress off your liver and lymph system will make a healthier body!

When I first started to migrate to more natural skin care I visited Whole Foods and other health food stores to seek out better products than what I was using. That was step-one for me and I suggest that you all do the same.

When you are ready for step two, which by the way tends to be much more cost efficient, you can make your own skin care “products” at home. OR Jump right to step two!

Right now I am making my own body wash, body moisturizer, face wash, toner, face moisturizer, face masks, and deodorant. All are easy to make, only take a few minutes to make, and few ingredients each.

One ingredient face exfoliation – a handful of baking soda. Moisten it a little and rub gently on a damp face. I do this at least every three days.

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More to come on the recipes I use for my skin care “products”.

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