Do You Wash Your Face with Anti-freeze ?
Would you rub anti-freeze all over your face? Would you drink a glass of anti-freeze? How about putting a little engine degreaser on your hair? If you are using many of the over-the-counter face wash, cosmetics or shampoos, you probable are. Two of the three ingredients in anti-freeze are glycol based. Glycol and its derivatives are in most skin care and personal care products today.
Take a look for yourself. Grab a bottle of shampoo, lotion, soap or face cleanser. Look for the entire family of glycols: Polyethylene Glycol (PG), Butylene Glycol (BG), Polyethylene Glycol (PEG), and Ethylene Glycol (EG). These are all petroleum derivatives that act as solvents (think engine degreaser) and they easily penetrate the skin so quickly that the EPA wants factory workers to avoid skin contact, to prevent brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities.
You eat what you put on your skin
Your skin is the largest organ of the body. More than 60% of whatever you put on your skin gets directly absorbed into your body within minutes. It then enters your bloodstream and eventually becomes part of your body tissues. In this sense, you are slowly eating whatever you put on your skin. If it goes on your skin, it winds up in your body.
Many of the products we put on our skin, like lotions, deodorants, shaving creams, cosmetics, insect repellents, sunscreens, colognes, and perfumes are so poisonous that if you put them in your mouth you would immediately become very ill or possible even die!
Many companies use the same ingredients from 60 years ago. Manufacturers continue to use them because they are inexpensive to produce. Many of the manufacturers wield a great deal of pressure and influence on the FDA through lobbyist and politicians in order to keep their original formulations and keep profits high.
Here is a list of some other ingredients to avoid (there are plenty more):
Mineral Oil, Paraffin, Petrolatum, Parabens, Phenol Carbolic Acid, Acrylamide, Sodium Laurel, Laurel Sulfate, Toluene, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Dioxane
What to do?
Buy products (shampoos, soap, shaving cream, deodorant, lotions, perfumes, mouthwash, lip balm, etc.) that are organic and include all natural ingredients. What kind of nutrients would you like to have inside your body? Then put those same ingredients on your skin. For example, a single leaf of Aloe Vera contains at least 75 nutrients, 200 active compounds, 12 unique minerals 20 of 22 necessary amino acids and 12 different vitamins.
Some other powerful plants include: Lavender, chamomile, rosemary, lemon, witch hazel, Saint John’s Wort , Anthyllis flower, bryophyllum, calendula flower, and Grape skins & seeds which are all used to clean and/or treat acne, rosacea, dermatitis, dryness, inflammation, skin rashes, anti-aging, healing wounds, sunburn, firmness, etc.