Hello Friends! Wow, just watched a really good doc-series on clean beauty and want to share highlights. This docu-series is taught by by Dr. Joy Reese (@TheCleanBeautyDoc) and Sophie Jaffe (@Sophie.Jaffe) and featured at OneCommune.
Some of the stats shared in this doc made my jaw drop though I must admit I’m not surprised. Many of us already know diet and nutrition play a huge role in our overall health and wellbeing. Do you pay as much attention to beauty products?
Over the years, I’ve experienced mysterious flare-ups of rosacea, so it’s become an ongoing journey to learn more about skin and how to support a healthy complexion. Skin care habits and routines are essential.
If you don’t usually read ingredient labels in beauty or skin care products, hope this inspires you to begin. Let’s get to it! 👇
- First, our skin is our largest organ and can absorb what you put on it. If you wouldn’t eat the product you apply topically on your skin, it’s probably not a good idea to put the product on your skin either.
- There are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in our daily lives.
- Congress has not updated cosmetics regulations since The Cosmetics Act of 1938 😲 and the FDA does not test or approve beauty products before they are put on the market.
- Over 1,200 chemicals that have been banned in Europe are allowed in U.S. cosmetic products. Only 10 chemicals have been banned in the U.S.
- A study by the CDC found BPA (from plastic) in 93% of American’s urine samples. BPA is a known endocrine disruptor.
How can you support your skin & overall health?
- Read ingredient labels of beauty products. Choose products with simple, easy to understand ingredients.
- Avoid products with fragrances (which are a bunch of chemicals). Real fragrance comes from essential oils, botanicals, flowers and costs more than synthetic, lab-produced versions.
- Nourish your skin with the right nutrients: MCT or medium-chain fatty acids found in plantbased oils like coconut oil – supports cellular function; Seaweed is nutrient-dense, supports cell function; Selenium is also reported to protect cells.
- Glass bottles not plastic: if you buy bottled water, choose glass.
- Sleep: quality sleep supports healthy skin.