In the European Union, over 1300 chemicals have been banned from skincare products. In the United States, only 11 have been banned. Needless to say, skincare products are not regulated in this country. As far as our skin is concerned, we live in the Wild West. Companies are on their own to include in their products whatever they want. What we put on our skin is important. Here are three facts you must know about your skin:
Your skin is your largest detox organ.
Yes, your skin is one of your organs and it plays a major role in helping your body detox through its pores. When we sweat, toxins are released from our bodies. Your skin is an important part of your immune system.
Your skin is like a sponge.
Yes, it absorbs about 70 percent of what you put on it. Therefore, one of the fastest ways to get medicine into our bodies is to put it on our skin. In this way, it goes directly into your bloodstream and circulates through your body.
Skin and body products are like food to your body.
Yes, we actually eat skin and body products through our skin. The chemicals contained within can have an impact on our health. These chemicals also bypass the stomach and liver and circulate throughout our bloodstream.
I’ll never forget when a doctor pulled me out of the audience for a demonstration. He told me to stomp on a clove of crushed garlic. Within minutes, a strong odor of garlic came out of my mouth. That doctor got my attention that day. Smelling is believing. Seeing is believing. When I saw the list of toxic chemicals found in my body, I realized I must live differently. It’s important how we treat our skin and what we put on it.
Did you know that whatever we put on our skin ends up circulating throughout our bodies? What are you doing to protect your skin from chemicals?
Next week, we’ll look at six ingredients you don’t want in your skin products.
For Your Health,
Ginny Dent Brant is a speaker and writer who grew up in the halls of power in Washington, DC. She has battled cancer, ministered around the world, and served on the front lines of American culture as a counselor, educator, wellness advocate, and adjunct professor. Brant’s award-winning book, Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World, was endorsed by Chuck Colson and featured in many TV and media interviews. Unleash Your God-Given Healing: Eight Steps to Prevent and Survive Cancer was released in May 2020 after her journey with cancer and was recently awarded the First Place Golden Scrolls Award for Memoirs, and Second Place in both Selah Awards for Memoirs and Director’s Choice Award for Nonfiction at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference. It recently received the Christian Authors Network’s (CAN) Gold Award for Excellence in Marketing for reaching 62.5 million people with a message of cancer prevention and survival. It was written with commentary from an oncologist and was featured on CBN’s Healthy Living Show, Atlanta Live, and CTN’s Homekeepers along with over 75 media outlets. Learn more and cancer and wellness prevention blog and book information at www.ginnybrant.com.