Melissa Baker FACES

Skinsights

The Dirty

Skin is your body’s largest organ and your protective barrier. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impenetrable. You need to be aware of what you’re exposing it to. If you put dangerous ingredients on your skin, they get into your body — exactly where you don’t want them. Consider all of the potential irritants that come in contact with your skin — chemical-laden personal hygiene products, fragrances, city-treated water, deodorant; the list goes on and on. Abiding by a clean skin care routine and using natural skin care products will help your skin feel and look healthier than ever before. The process of developing and putting a skin care product on the market is shrouded in mystery. You might think there are regulations in place to keep everyone honest but, believe it or not, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t need to approve what ingredients are added to personal care products. If a company says an ingredient is safe, that’s basically deemed good enough. Unfortunately, many of the “safe” ingredients in traditional skin care products are endocrine-disrupting phthalates or parabens. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can cause reproductive issues and they’re linked to increased cancer risk. The more you’re exposed to them, the more they concentrate in your body. With a little research and smart shopping, you can find responsibly-made products to help you maintain a clean body and live a healthy lifestyle. Here’s what you should look for when purchasing skin care products! •Free of harmful chemicals, irritants, or preservatives

•Non-allergenic

•Carefully formulated with all natural, organic ingredients

•GMO-free

•Never tested on animals

•Vegan

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Melissa Baker