Beauty has many facets and it might not be ‘just skin deep’. But, good skin is one of the factors that play an important role in beauty. And if you think skin is only about beauty, you can’t be further away from the truth. Skin, the largest organ in our bodies, also acts as our protection against everything that is toxic in the environment. Healthy skin is a barrier that keeps infections away. And thus, ultimately, healthy skin is essential for a healthy body. Interestingly, vice versa is also true.
What makes up healthy skin?
Good skin is often associated with good skincare. And it’s true that a good skincare routine is essential for skin to be healthy and look good. However, the idea of a skincare routine that we have in mind is often flawed. Cleansing, toning, moisturizing (CTM) are thought of as the three steps to skin nirvana, and rightly so. But it’s also about how healthy you are from the inside. A healthy body and a healthy mind have a very positive impact on your skin.
A good skin care routine is not about monthly facials or weekly exfoliations. It is about showing your skin some love every day. It is about consciously choosing the right products for skin care. For healthy skin and body, it is not just about looking at what positive effects a product can have on you, but also about being aware of the negative impacts of those products.
How can ingredients affect you?
Do you know what ingredients go into making that lotion that you slather on your body or the oil that you use for massaging the scalp? Skin needs to be fed every day just like you feed the rest of your body. And for a skin that is healthy from within, you need to be aware of what exactly are you feeding your skin in the form of cleansers, moisturizers, and other products.
But this is easier said than done. When you visit stores to buy personal care products, you are met with aisles and aisles of products from every imaginable brand all claiming to give you the best results. And if you look at the product label and try to understand what these products contain, it can be extremely confusing. After all, not all of us are qualified cosmetologists who can decode cryptic ingredient names and tell which ones are good for us, right?
The choice is even more difficult when we want to choose skincare products for our babies and children. The products all claim that they are safe for kids. But can we ever be sure? For example, the Endocrine Disruptors that are lurking around in the day to day products we all use including our children makes quite an impact on our system.
What are Endocrine Disruptors?
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals which when enter our body can interfere in the working of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for hormone production in our bodies and thus any disruption or interference can cause severe harm to our health. With known side-effects of endocrine disruptors including cancerous tumors, learning disabilities, thyroid-related problems, etc. you obviously don’t want these chemicals anywhere near yourself or your children.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals can enter our bodies through the food we eat, the air we inhale or absorption into the bloodstream through our skin. Hence, it becomes necessary to carefully evaluate the ingredients of the products we use in skin and hair care to ensure that we are not unknowingly introducing harmful chemicals into our bodies.
How do Endocrine Disruptors affect us?
We will talk in depth on the effects of Endocrine Disruptors in our bodies in our next blog. In the meantime do think about it.
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