I’ve never done this before, but this post is actually a repeat of a post I wrote last year. The reason I am repeating it is because it is a massively under-estimated problem and I see a lot of people around me poisoning themselves in ignorance. If read this first time around and did nothing, please read again and make a plan to change immediately. If you’re reading this for the first time, please do not underestimate the information. So here goes…

Your skin is the largest organ in the body and is your first line of defence against disease and infection. It is your number 1 system of detoxification.

For those of you with acne, this will be very apparent. Your skin shows you when your detoxification system is over-stressed when acne appears.

It is a little like when your toilet is blocked and the waste comes back up instead of going down the toilet to the sewage system. Toxins get backed up in the body and come out of your skin instead of being processed by the normal organs of detoxification, e.g. liver and kidneys.

Your skin maintains body temperature, prevents micro-organisms from entering your body and releases toxins.

Your skin is semi-permeable which means that whatever you put on your skin and scalp enters your blood stream and your body will try to digest, assimilate and excrete.

So before you next use deodorant, moisturiser, shampoo, cleanser, perfumes, colognes/after shaves and make-up,  you may wish to consider the contents of this post with regards to your health.

In addition, to your skin, you also need to take into consideration what you inhale or what comes into contact with any of your mucous membranes. Mucous membranes are located in your oral, nasal, vaginal passages and are often exposed to toiletries and other personal care products.

The industry here in the UK is worth more than £10billion per year and is constantly rising. The products are never tested on humans before going to sale. This means that you are the guinea pigs! Until a few hundred years ago, the human body was only exposed to organic compounds.

Nowadays modern foods and water supply exposes the body to over 200 synthetic chemicals and cosmetic products expose the body to a further 15-18,000 chemicals.

The American Red Cross suggest that unborn babies are swimming in chemicals including mercury, petrol and pesticides.

There are some good manufacturers of these products. Before I inform you of where you can buy safe products, I wish to take this opportunity to inform you about some of the dangers of the chemicals in many of the common products used today, which I will do in Part 2 of this post.

Stay tuned…