Restore Nurture Protect & Heal Your Skin
Your Body is Your temple
I believe our body is a sacred temple and we should honor it by being conscious in the way we take care of ourselves.
When it comes to Beauty, women try to buy all kinds of stuff they see on TV and magazines, without really understanding how the same products that promise “beauty“ actually become the “killers of beauty.“
Every day millions of women reach out for shampoo, conditioner, body cream, deodorant, skin care products, cosmetics, and many other products we use in our everyday life. What we don’t know or fully understand is that these products have been scientifically proved to create cancer cells.
What many women don’t know is that in their search for beauty, they are poisoning themselves and intoxicating their bodies with deadly substances.
I believe in beauty and keeping ourselves beautiful and healthy, but in a wise, more healthy and natural way. If you don’t care to know what are the ingredients on the labels of the beauty products you use or buy, you better start to seriously reconsider the choices you are consciously or unconsciously making.
“EDUCATE YOURSELF, STOP THE INSANITY AND POISONING YOUR SKIN".
Each and every day millions of women are unknowingly exposing themselves to dangerous, toxic chemicals. Some of these chemicals are absolutely, without a doubt known to be cancer causing. While other chemicals are not linked to cancer, they have been shown to contribute to hormonal disruptions, headaches, allergies, depression, chronic fatigue, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, and irritability. You are very likely a victim of this dilemma and have been so since childhood.
Believe it or not, the very products that you have been taught to be beneficial for you are the very products that contain ingredients that may be posing a serious threat to your health. Skin care products, cosmetics and products like soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, and make-up usually contain cheap, synthetic ingredients that are harmful and poison our bodies. Have you ever read the ingredient listing on a personal care product and wondered what all those big, complicated words really mean? This page will provide you with the information you need to make educated decisions about the products that you put on your skin.
Your skin is much more than an outer surface for the world to see — it’s the largest organ of your body!
Plus, it has a number of amazing responsibilities that you probably don’t think about on a daily basis:
Protects your internal organs from injury and infection.
Helps detoxify wastes through perspiration.
Provides an important line of immune defense against infections — your healthy skin creates a barrier to viruses and bacteria.
Protects you against extreme changes in temperature, through its thermoregulatory effect of controlling heat flow between you and your environment.
Produces and stores vitamin D, which is important to your immune system.
Rich in receptors, it allows you to sense conditions around you — like hard/soft and hot/cold — and send information to your brain so you can react to it for self-preservation.
Protects your body from sunburns.
Protects you from dehydration.
The loss of any of these functions will compromise your best health — and can accelerate signs of normal aging.
Put simply, your skin plays a major role in your health.
This information may sound unbelievable, but bear one thing in mind. In 1938 the FDA granted the personal care industry the power to regulate itself. Therefore, products can be marketed without government approval of ingredients, regardless of what tests show. Pre-market safety tests are not required and with the exception of a small amount of banned chemicals, manufacturers can add almost any ingredient to a personal care product.
An urban myth was proved when British researchers at the University of Reading found traces of chemical preservatives called parabens in breast cancer tissue. This finding supported the long-running urban legend that underarm antiperspirants and some deodorants cause breast cancer. (For more on the breast cancer-antiperspirant link, see Daily Health News, March 16, 2004.) While it's easy to dismiss the problem and simply stop using deodorants/antiperspirants, the fact of the matter is that parabens are in many other products we all commonly use.
AN ESTROGENIC IMPACT
Parabens -- benzylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben and others -- are commonly used to increase the shelf life of a wide range of personal care products, such as deodorants, shampoos, skin lotions and cosmetics. They're also used in pharmaceuticals and foods. The problem is that these chemicals are what scientists refer to as "weakly estrogenic." That is, in the body, they mimic the action of the natural hormone estrogen, many metabolites of which play a role in the development of breast tumors.
For more in deep information on this subject, please remember to visit my page The "Truth About Cancer".
From the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra to the Japanese geishas, all used herbs to protect and rejuvenate their skin, and until the end of the 19th century, for women, herbs were the most important part of the process of looking young and healthy.
Their cosmetic tools were natural oils extracted carefully from plants that their mothers had used for the same purpose. You too can make your own homemade skin care products with natural ingredients to reduce aging effects on your skin.
By the middle of the 20th century, the use of herbs was regarded as old fashioned, and we were told that the best products to use for the care of our skin were the ones made in a chemical laboratory. Petrochemicals were blossoming and big corporations started to bombard the public with clever advertising, making them believe that their new synthetic and chemical fill creams were the most effective way of skin care.
That’s how we forgot that plants were used for hundreds of years to treat skin disorders and to keep it beautiful and healthy.
Looking at the labels of some of these products manufactured by chemists makes me wonder who in their right mind would dare to open the container and spread the content on their faces. Some moisturizers and lotions contain Propylene, glycol, isopropyl, and parabens, known to be cancer-causing ingredients.
AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I DECIDED TO TAKE MATTERS INTO MY OWN HANDS, AND STARTED MAKING MY VERY OWN 100% NATURAL SKINCARE PRODUCTS.
As a wellness consultant and a women’s health care advocate, I have always been very conscious about the food I eat and what I put into and on my body. I eat organic foods, mostly vegetarian, with the exception of fish. To me, using “beauty products” made with carcinogenic toxic ingredients I cannot even pronounce was not a choice. I have always used natural beauty products, while searching for the ultimate creams and products to take care of my skin. However, as I have aged, wrinkles started to be very noticeable and my skin start to show signs of loosing elasticity and that glowing youthful look was diminishing. I had expended hundreds and thousands of dollars on creams with fancy names promising results, to find none really worked! I have always used coconut oil after the shower for my body and working with crystals, I learned about some crystals that were good for your skin. This led me to start experimenting and making my own handmade skin care products. My skin has never felt and looked as good as it does now!