"Make Your Eyes Sparkle!" “Sun-Kissed and Glowing!" “Elements of Radiance!" "Go Fresh!"
We as a community spend billions on beauty & body care products. Based on the campaign promises of the companies that provide these products, Hollywood's Elite will gladly spend up to $2000 for a jar of moisturizer for the promise of eternal youth & beauty.
Hoping to achieve flawless, "luminescently" radiant skin, and maximize what God blessed us with, we invest in having our problems solved.
What would you say, if I told you that many of our most common beauty and body care products are causing the very problems you spend your money to solve?
Think about this as well, many of us who live a holistic and natural lifestyle go out of our way and spend more to put the best healthy and organic foods in our bodies while over-looking the demons in our makeup bag and medicine cabinet.
According to the 5 New Habits of Holistic Beauty, it is imperative to make sure that we only consume things that will add life and vitality to our bodies.
After all, the foods we eat must first go through the digestive process. While our skin (the most amazing eliminative organ in our body) works hard for us breathing in and breathing out everything we put on top of it. If it doesn't clog or suffocate your pores first, every product you put on your skin is absorbed into your body and into your bloodstream in only moments. Ultimately, your health (and your physical beauty) is determined by the quality of the nutrients (life) or toxic (death) matter in your blood.
Burns, skin rashes and redness, dry, scaly skin, aging of the skin, headache, nausea, depression are just scratching the surface of the many effects of using (knowingly or unknowingly) beauty products containing UNsafe ingredients.
Could the rise in breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and various health crises be linked to the toxic and dangerous ingredients not only in our food but also what we are finding in our beauty & body care products?
Parabens (Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben) have actually been found in breast cancer tumor tissue. These toxic and synthetic chemicals are used to preserve cosmetics, foods and various substances. Some may argue to the contrary. The owner of one of the largest cosmetic companies actually said to me in a casual conversation that the amount of these toxic substances are so minute that it couldn’t be harmful. Yes, of course, dosage is an important consideration as well as also taking into account the vitality of your immune system. Look at it this way: If you are using, let’s say a makeup foundation EVERYday for five years;
Are you comfortable ingesting a “trace” amount of a known
carcinogenic substance into your body daily for years?
Fortunately, you don’t have to. There are wonderful products available to us that are safe to use; not only safe, but also incredibly effective and luxurious. I can easily find many pure and safe alternatives that would kick the butt of these UNsafe, toxic versions of the same.
One of my most prized tools for making sure I am steering clear of dangerous and toxic ingredients in my beauty bag is The Most Common TOXIC Beauty Product Ingredients list* compiled and published by The Healing Beauty Arts Council in May 2008.
See Part 2 Continued....
akua-auset.com| Holistic Beauty Advisor & Author Akua Auset is a celebrity makeup artist in TV & film, who’s worked intimately with the planet's most famous and talented people specializing in what she terms, “the healing beauty arts.” A trained medicine woman she is the creator of 9 1/2 Weeks: The METAMOORPHOSE Project™ an epic journey of transformation. She is the author of SUPERWOMEN & GODDESSES: Workin' Your Power & Magic and The Eight Elements of The Most Beautiful & Magnetic People On The Planet.