The skin absorbs over 50% of the chemicals in your daily cosmetics. To reduce the risk of toxin absorption, use organic skin care products, check your cosmetic labels, give your skin type the care it requires, go in for hypoallergenic make-up and regular sun protection. Stay away from smoke, pollution and avoid stress.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
The skin is the largest organ of the body. The skin interfaces with the environment and is the first line of defense from external factors.
Functions of the Skin:
-Provides a protective barrier against mechanical, thermal, physical injury and hazardous substances.
-Prevents loss of moisture.
-Reduces harmful effects of UV radiation.
-Acts as a sensory organ.
-Helps regulate temperature.
-An immune organ to detect infections etc.
-Production of vitamin D.
The Skin: Our second Digestive System
The skin can be compared to our digestive system, as 40-60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed directly into the body. However, unlike the digestive system, the skin does not have the same lines of defenses. Toxic residues in the body that contribute to the onset and progression of disease are caused not just by poorly digested food – they are also increased by our exposure to synthetic chemicals. These chemicals are found in nearly all cosmetics and skincare products.
Tips to Take Care of your Skin:
The only way to be sure that what you’re putting on your skin won’t harm you is to purchase certified organic products.
Care for Each Skin Type:
In order to take care of and respect your skin, make sure to choose products specially designed for your skin type.
Preferably Hypoallergenic Make-up:
To avoid the risk of allergies linked to the use of products that are not suited to your skin, choose hypoallergenic make-up specially formulated to meet the needs of all skin and eye types, even sensitive skin.
Whatever the season, choose daily skincare products that include solar filters. They reduce the harmful effects of the sun, which accelerates skin ageing.
Pollution, smoke and stress. All these have harmful effects on the skin. Use natural skincare products to protect your skin against these daily stresses before leaving the house and cleanse your skin thoroughly when you come home in the evening.