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.
Paper or plastic? This simple question at the check out used to leave me paralyzed. Of course, now that we can bring our own bags, that debate is over. However, similar questions are just starting to come to light in the personal care/cosmetic industry. What should you avoid? What is toxic? How does it affect your health or the planet’s health? Do we seriously need to take a chemistry class to understand what is in our bottle of shampoo?
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.
In our previous posts about detox, we introduced the concept, shared some sure-fire signs that you need to detox, and offered sum solutions to common skincare and health problems that might require detox. Today, we’re pointing out the ingredients to look for when detoxing skin care: