Friday, February 19, 2010

Skin Care


"More often than not, it's what you don't do that makes your skin beautiful... The most beautiful skin is supple, glowing, and hydrated and shows healthy circulation... Interestingly, more and more of the skin problems I see are caused by the very regimens and treatments that are used to make the skin beautiful." - Kat James "The Truth About Beauty" p. 219.

Harmful Ingredients to Avoid

(See for details about each of the following harmful ingredients.)

The following are harmful ingredients that many companies put in their skin and hair care products (and cosmetics) in order to save money and increase profit. We recommend that you do NOT use products containing any of the following ingredients:

The Skin

Laura Bradford, Esthetician and associate in charge of personal care for Real Foods Market says: The skin is the largest eliminative organ, and will remove toxic elements that the liver, colon, and kidneys cannot discard. Everything put into the body has to be eliminated, and everything put onto the body has to be detoxified. Therefore, try not to put anything on the skin that theoretically could not also be eaten. According to Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D, the body gets rid of one-third of its impurities through the skin. For skin to do this it has to be in a constant state of regeneration. New cells are made in the basal layer and then work their way up to the outermost layer of the epidermis. So when the body has the right vitamins and minerals internally, it will radiate externally.

-Taken from Real Foods Newsletter Feb 2010.

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