30 things not going on my face anymore!
I've talked about the dirty dozen and the clean 15 before. This refers to the 12 foods that have the highest levels of chemicals and pesticides - the ones you should attempt to buy organic whenever possible. The clean 15 are the foods that typically have the lowest residues so if you are buying conventional items, these are the best options. If you want to review check that out here: Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen
I truly believe that what we put in our bodies dictates how well they work internally so I'm a huge advocate of limiting our chemical exposures. On a daily basis it's important to be aware of how many things not just foods - come onto or near our bodies that contain binders, fillers and chemicals.
Here's your first challenge:
Start from the minute you wake up in the morning and write down every single product you use on your body. From makeup to skincare to lotion to perfumes. And go and check out the labels and see if you know what all of those things are or what they do in or on your body!
Now true confessions: I LOVE Christian Dior fragrance!
Why does this matter? So you know that you don't have to freak out and try to be perfect in everything you do. The main point I want to make is to reduce your chemical exposures, inside and out! Find the best products you still love that work and are pure.
So back to the dirty 30.....
This is a list of ingredients to be avoided in your product use. Check out this list and where you might find them: Dirty 30
Did you know your skin is your largest organ? It is also one of our 7 channels of elimination. That means, it's one of the ways that our bodies naturally detoxify us from the chemical exposures we have and from normal waste products of metabolism.
Your skin backs up your liver. Did you know that? It's really cool actually. Since our liver is the organ that takes the brunt of the work of detoxification we need to do our best to not overload it. If you have a skin condition such as acne, psoriasis, eczema or others, it's a symptom that your body is trying to eliminate toxins in another way because they are being processed completely internally.
Now I know that there is no one single reason for anything because our bodies are completely connected. However the skin does back up the liver. It is our biggest organ and keeping it clean naturally is the best thing we can do.
I'm so excited because my favorite product line in the whole world for natural health, Genesis Pure, just revealed it's newest items! YES you guessed it: SKIN CARE
And it's skin care without any of the Dirty 30. In fact, the ingredients are almost all completely foods. One of the main ingredients in the cleanser is goji berry. Did you know that goji berries stimulate your body to produce Human Growth Hormone (HGH)??? HGH contributes to anti-aging and helps us stay youthful and younger looking. Goji berries have long been used in the Mongolian areas of China where it's natives lived long lives.
This video explains it all and goes into results of lab research:
- 70% saw a reduction in the appearance of crow's feet and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- 52% had a significant improvement in the even color and hyperpigmentation of their skin
- 88% had significant improvement in the depth of fine lines
I drink and eat most of the ingredients that make up this new C'VOSA skin care line every day, so now I'm so excited to have another way to cleanse, balance and build my skin! Let me know in the comments what you use on your skin and if you checked out the label for any of the dirty 30!