The way we look is a direct result of what we put into our bodies. The food we eat and the beauty products we use greatly affect our outward appearance.
Unfortunately, like our food supply, most of our beauty products are full of toxins, preservatives, and even poisons. These are put in our beauty products to give them a longer shelf life and thus give the companies more profits. To be a healthy consumer, we must make conscious choices at the check-out counter by choosing natural and organic beauty products.
Don't be fooled by advertising. Most of the beauty products you see on TV and in magazines are targeted to make us think we need their product to look younger, sexier, and skinnier. In fact, these products actually age us because of all the poisons, toxins and preservatives in the product. When we use these products on our hair, skin or nails we are putting these toxic substances directly into our bloodstream!
The cosmetics industry is the least regulated industry under the jurisdiction of the FDA. This means that we have to be cautious and aware of the products we are using. Even some natural products contain hidden toxins and preservatives so it is important to read labels carefully. Go to your local health foods store and purchase products that are certified organic. Or, save money and make your own products and cosmetics with natural ingredients such as yogurt and honey. Your hair, skin, and body will be on their way to being beautiful and glowing the way nature intended!
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