As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Sarah D'Alessio, N.D believes in keeping both her patients and customers informed and empowered in making the right choices when it comes to shopping for and wearing cosmetics. Choosing the most appropriate cosmetics means using products that have the least amount of synthetic and toxic ingredients. Cosmetics should only contain pure, plant-based and/or organic ingredients, as regular wearers of makeup and makeup-type products are applying these regularly, and all things applied to the skin eventually reach our internal bodily systems.
The skin that covers us all is made up of hundreds of billions of cells that help to protect and provide barrier protection from our external environment. Using cosmetics that are made from natural, plant-based ingredients, and that are organic and/or vegan help give back to our skin and help to keep it in its utmost health. There are numerous reasons why you should take care of your skin, and some of these include:
- Your Skin Protects You - Our skin acts as a protective barrier to our external environment, helping to create a barrier against unwanted microbes, as well as unwanted toxic substances. Unfortunately, many synthetic cosmetic ingredients have been engineered to penetrate deep through our skin layers, and end up harming various systems within our body, most importantly our hormonal system.
- Your Skin Helps To Eliminate Toxins - Your skin, along with other organs such as the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, and colon, help get rid of any toxins and unwanted material the body would like to eliminate and get rid of. If your skin is consistently overburdened with compounds that are toxic, strain is put on your other filtering systems and will eventually disrupt other systems like your endocrine (hormonal) system.
- Your skin shows your age - As our bodies age, so does your skin. Even though you cannot stop the aging process of your skin, you can help provide it with all that it needs to stay healthy and look its youngest. Using natural, plant-based cosmetics on your skin, helps to not only eliminate the need for products with toxic and synthetic ingredients, but also allows your skin to function properly, and not hinder its necessary function. Being fully conscious of what you apply to your skin on a daily basis will help you make healthy and informed cosmetic and beauty product choices, which all helps in keeping your skin looking youthful and more vital.
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