Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Toxins absorbed in skin

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It acts as a barrier to all those nasty toxins and poisons that try to make their way into our bodies on a daily basis.  Outside contaminants such as pollution from the environment and harmful products we apply to our skin cause blockages and prevent our skin from breathing. Inside contaminants from other organs detoxifying the body come to the surface as sweat and oil. This is why it is very important to not only keep your skin looking it’s best, but to also keep it healthy and functioning properly to maximize health benefits. Your daily skin routine should essentially begin at night; when your body is making repairs and detoxifying.  True a morning scrub down wakes everyone up, but it is critical to begin the habit of cleaning your face at night. Exfoliation is also a very important aspect of clean skin care. On top of the numerous outside pollutants trying to make their way into your body, the skin also produces its own skin clogging factors. Since the skin is a living organism that is constantly regenerating, it is responsible for creating dead skin cells that clog our pores as well. Exfoliation will slough off the dead skin cells and only needs to be done once a week. Too much will cause stress and irritation. With the right skin regimen, beautiful healthy skin can be achieved year round and with any skin type.