Cosmetics and beauty aids are not fully regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The FDA only protects against cosmetics that are have been adulterated or misbranded. The cosmetic firms themselves are responsible in deeming that their products are safe. If you read the ingredients label on any personal care product and find the any of the following then you can rest assured that the cosmetic company doesn’t have your health, wellness and safety in mind: Propylene/Butylene Glycol, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Petroleum.
Even if your beauty and skin care products state that they are natural or organic be aware that they can be potentially full of hidden toxic chemicals.
If buying beauty aids that state they are organic look for the Certified Organic label. If a product states that they are all natural, do some research about the company on the internet to confirm that they are repretable.
There are many ways that we can prevent ourselves from knowingly adding toxins to our skin and bodies.
First of all, good nutrition is key and keeping our bodies well hydrated will promote healthy skin and beauty.
Look for cosmetics that are made entirely from all natural minerals. Natural minerals contain skin healing properties and are easily absorbed into the skin.
Go on the internet and find natural skin care recipes made from fruit, nuts and flowers and make up your own batch of toxin free cosmetics from ingredients you have on hand.
Additive free grape seed extract contains biofavonoides that help to strengthen the collagen in skin and protects cell membranes against the oxidative damage of free radicals.
Coenzyme Q10 Supplements: CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant. It is produced in our bodies and can get depleted as we age. It can help to eliminate the damage of free radicals to our skin.
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer and has antioxidant properties.
Almond oil is also an excellent emollient and moisturizer.
Lavender essential oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties that stimulates the growth of new skin cells and promotes healing. It is effective on acne prone skin and eczema.
Whole buttermilk contains lactic acid that helps to exfoliate your skin and fats that help to moisturize. It also works to lighten your skin from age spots and even out your skin tone.
Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E, lecithin and essential unsaturated fatty acids. It is easily absorbed into the skin as an emollient and moisturizer. It helps to rejuvenate sun damaged skin by assisting in skin cell regeneration and increase the amount of collagen.