“Beauty is in the skin! Take care of it, oil it, clean it, scrub it... and put on your best clothes, even if there is no special occasion... If society is hard on you, fight back by pampering your skin.” ― Fatima Mernissi
Your skin is not only your largest sensory organ that keeps you in touch with your environment, it is also the most versatile. It serves as a wrap-around protective shield against injury, heat, sunlight, infection, and more. It also:
- Prevents water loss
- Stores water and fat
- Prevents entry of bacteria
- Regulates body temperature
- Make vitamin D from the sun
- Acts as an environmental barrier
With all that your skin protects you from, it may be difficult to remember that it is not plastic! It ‘eats’ and ‘drinks’, in that it absorbs more than you're likely aware of.
What Your Skin ‘Eats’ & ‘Drinks’
The American Journal of Public Health published an article about the skin's absorption of chemicals in drinking water. It was found that the skin absorbed 64% of the total contaminant dosage.
Other studies found that the face is several times more permeable than broad body surfaces and that underarms and genitalia are 100% permeable. In another peer-reviewed study, fragrance ingredients were absorbed 100%.
You absorb harmful ingredients from the products you use, including harsh, toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances. These make their way into your bloodstream and your lymphatic system.
Red Alert: common ingredients to steer clear of are; Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Luaroyl Sarcosinate, Potassium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sulfates, Parabens, and Phenoxyethanol.
A good ‘rule of thumb’ is if you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it on your skin!
Protect Your Little Ones
It is especially important to use safe products for your children because their developing organs are particularly sensitive to chemicals. You can eliminate a lot of harmful chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances from your skin care products by choosing organic and natural options.
A healthier lifestyle begins with choosing organic and natural products for yourself and your family. You will never look back!
Supersalve worked to formulate topical skin lotions that are organic. Not only will your skin be able to absorb all the goodness of nature but the curative features of Supersalve's ingredients treat acute skin conditions and are absorbed deep enough to heal bones, tendons and strained muscles. That's win-win for you.