We spend so much time and effort into having healthy lifestyle and diet, thus, why do we put chemical-laden face wash, creams and non therapeutic grade essential oils onto our skin. When it comes to living a healthy and natural lifestyle, what we put on our skin is just as significant as what we put into our body. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and since it is porous, it absorbs whatever we put on it.
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health looked into the skin’s absorption rates of chemicals found in drinking water. It showed that the skin absorbed an average of 64% of total contaminant dosage. One other studies found the face to be several times more permeable than broad body surfaces and an absorption rate of 100% for underarms. Furthermore, another peer-reviewed study showed 100% absorption for fragrance ingredients.
Ultimately, what we use on our skin ends up inside our bodies. So it is important to pay close attention to the ingredients in our skin care or essential oils products . If the products we use contain harmful ingredients such as harsh, toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances, those ingredients make their way into our body, our bloodstream and lymphatic system. The majority of mainstream body care products contain a cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals, allergens, and irritants.
Now you know. This reason alone should make us more careful with the products we apply daily on our skin