Look for foods that create beauty from the inside out. Instead of coating yourself in chemical laden beauty products, why not try to get healthy skin from the foods you eat. Our skin is our largest organ so we should take special care of our skin as it works to protect us from the world around us.
You may have noticed as I have, that as women age their skin shows it much more than men. Men seem to age gracefully while wrinkles and fine lines appear at a faster rate in women. One reason for this is women use makeup on a daily basis, we wash our faces with cleansers laced with chemicals and then apply creams full of parabens and stabilizers. The toxins in these products are compounding and stress our skin cells. Avoid beauty products with parabens and stabilizers, many of which have been proven to cause cancer as the chemicals compound in the body.
Parabens are also know as preservatives. It is a known medical fact that parabens are endrocrine system disruptors including disrupting estrogen levels. Parabens stimulate breast cancer and anything absorbed through the skin may be as high as 10 times the concentration of an oral dose. It is a low-cost synthetic preservative for which many large cosmetic brands have tried to fund studies to prove that prolonged usage is safe; all studies failed. Parabens are used in many personal products as a preservative to extend the shelf life of products. A good rule of thumb is not to put anything on your skin that you can not eat. If you would like a list of stabilizer and paraben free products we have a few product to recommend.
There are many foods which provide skin health benefits. Here are some foods that give glowing skin, so be sure you include them in your diet: avocado, berries, salmon, almonds, whole grains, green tea, yogurt, carrots, sweet potatoes and tomatoes.
Implementation: Go through your personal hygiene products at home and look for ingredients such as: Propylene Glycol, Petroleum, Mineral Oil, Sodium Fluoride, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, IIsoparaben and Butylparaben for starters. I would suggest getting rid of any products with these items in them as they are harmful to your skin and toxic to your body in general. There are alternative that are better and less expensive then many items on the market.
Affirmation: I rejoice in what I have, and I greet the new with open arms. I breathe in the fullness and richness of life.