A Guide for Naturally Healthy Skin [Infographic]

A Guide for Naturally Healthy Skin
Infographic by Apage HealthCentral.com
Our commercial cosmetics and personal care products are literally contaminated with toxic chemicals and ingredients that have been found harmful to human health.  The U.S. Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (FDA) does little to regulate ingredient safety.  With the exception of only a handful of prohibited substances, U.S. cosmetics companies may use any ingredient or raw material in their products without government review or approval.

In response to consumer demand, a few U.S. cosmetics companies are removing one or more toxic ingredients from some of their products.  However, U.S. cosmetic companies generally maintain that low levels of exposure to the toxins in their products are "safe".  Recent research has debunked this claim.

How can you protect yourself and your family?

You can learn all about the various dangerous ingredients typically found in cosmetics and personal care products, carefully read labels and not buy them.  This would be quite a time-consuming, arduous task.

A more simpler way to ensure the safety and purity of the products you use is to switch to natural ingredients, many of which are already in your kitchen cabinet.

This very excellent infographic entitled "A Guide for Naturally Healthy Skin" lists many of the natural oils that can be used topically and superfoods that can be eaten to moisturize, soothe and repair skin as well as preventing aging or solve problems like acne.

Healthy Skin Oils

❤ Coconut Oil
❤ Olive Oil
❤ Avocado Oil
❤ Almond Oil
❤ Tea Tree Oil
❤ Grape Seed Oil
❤ Peppermint Oil
❤ Castor Oil
❤ Chamomile Oil
❤ Rose Hip Oil
❤ Primrose Oil
❤ Seabuckthorn Oil

Superfoods for Healthy Skin

❤ Oysters
❤ Salmon
❤ Sweet Potatoes
❤ Carrots
❤ Red Wine
❤ Garlic
❤ Tuna
❤ Sunflower Seeds
❤ Yogurt

As a bonus, the infographic also give us four DIY natural beauty recipes:

❤ Brown Sugar and Honey Face Scrub
❤ Lemon Juice, Honey and Nutmeg Acne Fighting and Face Mask
❤ Avocado, Oats and Honey Face Mask
❤ Coconut Oil and Wheatgrass Juice Face Mask

Finally, the infographic informs us which toxic compounds typically found in cosmetics and personal care products and that we absorb through our skin should definitely be avoided:

✘ FD&C Color
✘ Dioxin
✘ DEA, MEA and TEA
✘ Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate

16 Amazing Oils for Your Skin
Natural Sunscreen:  10 Oils with SPF
Oil Blends for OCM (Oil Cleansing Method)
Toxins to Avoid in Shampoo and Body Wash

Infographic source:  HealthCentral - A Guide for Naturally Healthy Skin

References and further information:
Myths on Cosmetic Safety (EWG.org)
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