Part of living a healthy lifestyle not only includes making healthy food choices, but it also means reducing our exposure to chemicals and toxins. Since the skin is the body’s largest organ, one of the biggest ways we can lighten our toxic load is by choosing natural skin care products.
Within 15 minutes of contact with the skin, many chemicals used in beauty products are able to enter the bloodstream, which means they will eventually be processed by the liver. Some of these chemicals are estrogen mimickers and hormone disruptors, which can wreak havoc in the body and increase susceptibility to cancer.
For the past couple of years I’ve been using olive oil as a nightly moisturizer, but I’ve recently switched to avocado oil. I wake up with such amazingly hydrated skin and I’ve even noticed that my skin tone has improved. I even use it to remove eye make-up. For less than $15, one bottle will last several months so it’s not only better for your skin and health, it’s less expensive than fancy, brand name beauty products.