Did you know that skin is the largest organ of the body? It's a breathing, porous, and permeable two-way suit that will absorb nutrition from the outside, as well as from the inside.
Oxidation and free radicals from the environment, synthetic chemicals in skin care products, and poor diets take a toll on skin, drying it out and prematurely aging it!
The skin is the farthest away from the body's food source, so it's important to feed the skin from the outside in. You should be aware of what kind of products you use on your skin. Read the ingredients — would you want to eat Propylene Glycol (a petroleum derivative used in anti-freeze and hydraulic brake fluid), Triethanolamine (amino alcohol made from ammonia and ethylene oxide), Dimethicone (a silicone fluid), or Stearyl Alcohol (fatty alcohol found in whale, porpoise and dolphin oils)?
Do your skin a big favor by avoiding these kinds of synthetic chemicals, especially petroleum jelly and all petrochemicals used in skin products. Petroleum derivatives are not good for your skin. They are allergenic, smothering your skin, causing irritation and acne. Most importantly, they do not absorb well into the skin! Beautiful skin has existed for centuries without synthetic chemicals. So remember, cosmetically speaking, "If you can't eat it, don't wear it!"
For succulent, seductive skin, water is your most important asset. Drink enough water to plump your inner skin and keep your outer skin moist. Seal in your juices with Mother Nature's finest tropical oil splashes, nutritious natural creams and lotions, herbal salves, mineral mists, and scented floral water baths.
Good skin care is very simple. Just look in your refrigerator and cabinets — many of the ingredients are there! Dreamy yogurt facelift, fruit juice skin tonic, celery soother, cucumber cooler, oatmeal scrub, yeast (which stimulates), vegetable oils (which add emollients), honey and egg (to hydrate), lemon (cuts through oil), potato peel (rich in vitamins and minerals), and rosemary (which revives). These are just a few great moisturizing and nutritious foods for the skin.
Today, with harmful radiation from the sun, pollutants in the air and water, and petro-chemicals in skin care products, we need to be extremely cautious about how we treat our skin. Nutrition is a major consideration for healthy, beautiful, youthful, glowing skin. So feed your skin like you feed yourself. Your good-looking skins depends on it.