Are plastics in skin care killing your healthy glow? It’s quite possible. Countless cosmetics are filled with chemicals known as “cones,” such as dimethicone or silicone. While cones aren’t the worst health offenders, they’re a nightmare for skin. They seal off pores, preventing your skin from breathing and functioning properly. Think of it like putting a sheet of plastic wrap over your face: suffocating! The cones trap skin’s oils, along with dirt and pollution, leading to clogged pores. They take skin congestion to the next level of dysfunction by making it much harder to clear and clean.
Life is all about balance. And skin health is no exception. To maintain moisture and stay hydrated, skin needs healthy levels of both water and oil. Can’t get enough lotions, creams, and moisturizers, no matter how much you slather on? Dehydration may be the culprit. That said, dry skin types aren’t the only sufferers—oily complexions can lack hydration, too. In fact, sufficient water levels help cells maintain moisture, which harmonies skin by balancing oil production. So ditch the drought and say, “bye bye dry!”
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Deborah interviewed radiologist Dr. Dana Bonaminio about her work in breast imaging, cancer and skin care, and how empowerment that comes from taking an active role in your own breast health.
Are you convinced that your skin and body would benefit from a detox? Read on for sum solutions to get you started.
In a prior post, we introduced the idea of detoxing for better skin health. While most of us already know when we’ve been “overdoing” it in some form, this list can serve as a key to help determine if you need a detox:
If you listen, skin speaks. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and has a huge impact on your overall health. It deserves to be heard. A good way to tune in and hear is to wash half your body with one of Sumbody’s bar soaps and the other half with whatever other soap (bar or liquid) you’re currently using. Your skin doesn’t lie. It will tell you, but you have to pay attention.