Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our Porous Skin


1.  full of pores.
2.  permeable by water, air, etc.

 Our skin is extremely porous.  Meaning, it soaks up everything we put on it (and that's more than just water!).  So, lets consider that for a moment....  On a daily basis, you might use perfume/cologne, hairspray, makeup, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, chapstick, soap, hand sanitizer, etc.  All of that soaks into your skin.  Not to mention the water you use to wash (and drink) most likely contains chlorine and fluoride.

If you have a baby in your home, think of how they are being saturated from birth with baby lotion, body wash, chemicals on wipes, ointments, powders and who knows what else.  What effect does that have on them as they grow?

We do not use lotion in our house.  We use coconut oil.  We buy it to cook with and also use it for moisturizer.  It's fantastic!  AND it's natural.

Soon, we'll explore what is in everyday products and the harm they can cause your body.  For now, just think about it and consider all the products you have in your house that are for your skin.

Natural living includes more than just food.  It also includes how you treat your body from the outside!

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