Over 16,000 studies have shown putting chemicals on your skin or scalp may actually be WORSE than eating them. When you eat something the enzymes in your saliva and stomach help break them down and flush it out of your body. However when you put these chemicals on your skin, they are absorbed straight into your bloodstream without filtering of any kind, going directly to your delicate organs. They can accumulate in your body, and over-burden your liver. Studies have shown that one out of five cosmetics might be contaminated with a cancer-causing agents.
Choose your "Natural" and "Organic" skincare products carefully. (AND KNOW what is put on your face during a facial.) That claim does not mean the products contain ONLY natural or organic ingredients. In fact, 'organic' beauty products can contain only a single-digit percentage of organic ingredients and still be labeled organic.
The average person absorbs almost of 5 pounds of toxic chemicals every year from conventional cosmetic and skincare products alone! (We are talking about shampoo, lotion, conditioner, facial makeup, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, cleansers, body washes, hair products, fragrance, laundry detergent and fabric softeners, etc. ) If your liver isn't healthy, drink alcohol, eat unhealthily, use artificial sweeteners (YUK!), take prescription or OTC medications, etc. - your liver is already toxic and overburdened!
Sometimes, the bio-accumulative effects are not seen in the person absorbing them, but are manifested in the next generation(s) in their OFFSPRING! Consider that when you are pregnant, or trying to get pregnant...