Daily Archives: January 30, 2013

From Your Skin – Into Your Blood

Dessert Essence moisturizer is good stuff.  It's inexpensive too.  I got this at Vitacost, but most whole foods store carry their brand.

Desert Essence moisturizer is good stuff. It’s inexpensive too. I got this at Vitacost, but most whole foods store carry their brand.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body.

Protecting you, and all of your other organs, is its main function.

There is a common misconception that what we put on our skin can’t possibly effect us the way the food effects us – because we don’t eat it.

It’s true – your body absorbs things in our gut and distributes them… and this can cause damage in our gut or throughout our body as a direct result.

But what if it only takes 26 seconds for something on your skin to absorb into your skin and into your blood steam…  would you consider more closely about what you’re putting on your skin?

Words like “parabens” didn’t mean much to me, even a year ago.  I knew studies had shows this particular named item in cancer cells… but I figured – I’m sure there are a lot of toxins in cancer cells.  Right?  Why would that matter specifically?

As my eyes have been opened and my mind has been stretched with more knowledge than I could have cared less about just a year ago…  I feel much differently now – because it’s affected me personally.  I’ve been sick enough.

Mineral Fusion is another gluten-free, cruelty-free brand I had been wanting to try.  I got this at Natures Grocer, but it's available online as well.  A "safe" SPF for spring!

Mineral Fusion is another gluten-free, cruelty-free brand I had been wanting to try. I got this at Natures Grocer, but it’s available online as well. A “safe” SPF for spring! I also got a bronzer from them called “Sparkle” – because who doesn’t need a little sparkle??

I read a health article in magazine recently that said it was “not necessary” for people to be aware of “gluten” and parabens being in their make-up, because they would not be ingesting it.  However, we know that gluten can cause systemic inflammation – so obviously putting it on your skin, can very well be an issue.  We should certainly be aware of what we’re putting on our face, skin and obviously on our eyes, and mouths!

I've been using some Ecco Bella (color: Natural) for some stronger coverage - to go with my bare minerals powder foundation.  So far - no major break outs.  I have some of their lipsticks too.

I’ve been using some Ecco Bella (color: Natural) for some stronger coverage – to go with my bare minerals powder foundation. So far – no major break outs. I have some of their lipsticks too.

Currently I use a lot of Red Apple Lipstick products on my eyes and lips – and I love their stuff. It’s high quality, it’s long-lasting – and that’s important to me.  Not to mention they are real people (a small business) – and you can tell they care about the products they’re producing for people they sincerely care about.  (They sent me an awesome book on make-up styles for Christmas as one of their loyal customers – I *love* surprise gifts like that!)  Plus, I just LOVE make-up.  Have you figured that out yet?

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,

who for the joy set before Him endured the cross,

scorning its shame,

and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12:2

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