Healthy nutrition nourishes our body, mind and yes…our beauty! Beautiful skin radiates health and vitality.
I personally had skin issues from 4th grade until I was 40 years old. Terrible breakouts and scarring were just part of my life all of those years.
When I made changes to what I put in my body- I saw huge changes. When I made changes to what I put on my body- even more changes.
Today, I have a teenage daughter (the beautiful girl to the left) that I am blessed to teach everyday. She has learned right along with me how important what we put in and on our body really is and we have seen beautiful skin as a result. She like many young girls had skin issues at a young age. She still has the occasional breakout, but nothing like I did at 13 years of age.
Could my food and skincare products have been the cause of my hormonal/emotional Roller coaster?
Our skin is our largest organ, we receive toxins and detoxify through our skin. Many skincare products are hormone disruptors. They compete with our own body’s natural hormones, can cause imbalance, can create inflammation and can overburden our system. When we think we are making ourselves more beautiful, we find that we are really making ourselves more toxic.
Have you ever struggled with your skin?
Have you ever had an episode of stress and had a horrible breakout?
Have you had any patchy areas, rashes or itching?
Are Your Beauty Products Creating Hormone Imbalance?
They say you are what you eat, but what about what you put on your body.
Every day we inhale, ingest and absorb toxins. The world – especially your make-up counter and bathroom cabinets – is a toxic place.
The average American is exposed to 126 unique chemicals in their personal care products alone, everyday. Now consider that your skin is your body’s largest organ, and is basically an absorbent and permeable sponge for so many synthetic chemicals that we come in contact with daily. And studies have shown these many of these chemicals do not break down, but simply accumulate in your body. (Source: Environmental Working Group)
Your beauty products could very likely be why your estrogen is too high and be effecting your skin and stress levels as well as your sleep.
You cannot live chemically/toxin free, but you can limit what you eat that could be toxic, and you can help your immune system and skin cope with the heavy burden of chemical buildup by using skincare products that are non-toxic and that don’t contain chemicals that disrupt hormone function in your body.
What Can You Do?
Pay attention to what you are putting on your skin. Read labels!.
Try not to purchase products that contain: Parabens, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, Triclosan (anti-bacterial soaps!), hexanne, formaldehyde and other solvents, synthetic fragrances and colors, sulfates.
Parabens—methylparaben, propylparaben, isoparaben and butylparaben, as they appear on ingredient labels—are synthetic preservatives widely used in beauty products, and can be found in everything from moisturizers to makeup. They are known to disrupt hormone function. Hormones control your physical and mental health. The body cannot break down parabens.
Along with parabens, most fragrances found in personal care products are artificial chemicals, which do not have any skin benefits and can be allergenic for people with sensitive skin. Most are derived from petrochemicals or contain phthalates, suspected endocrine disruptors and possible carcinogens.
And the list goes on of potentially damaging chemicals in personal care products that interfere with your body’s hormonal balance. And no matter how well you eat; no matter what healthy regimen you are on with exercise, etc. it is hard for your body to decrease its inflammation – and heal itself – when chemicals are making their way into your endocrine system.
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