4 cheap & easy skin treatments you can eat
I recall reading that if you can’t eat it you shouldn’t put it on your skin. “Ridiculous and unrealistic,” I thought to myself, then I was struck by a simple reality. When you eat or drink something, your liver gets a crack at filtering out some of the harmful toxins. When you place something on your skin it is readily absorbed right into your bloodstream
How unfortunate then that the thousands and thousands of toxic ingredients used in many personal care items do not require approval from the FDA before they hit the store shelves. Yes, manufacturers may use any ingredient or raw material, except for color additives and a few prohibited substances, in a product without any formal review or approval.
And when I say a few, I mean a few. As of 2008 under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act the FDA saw fit to ban 10 ingredients. Ten! Compare that to the 1,100 ingredients banned in cosmetics by the European Union.
In one analysis, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that only 28 common cosmetics and toiletries out of 7,500 had all their ingredients fully tested for safety.
Hmmm. Suddenly that “If you can’t eat it you shouldn’t put it on your skin” mantra makes a lot more sense to me. So I set out to find some effective and natural ingredients to use on my skin that I would also feel comfortable eating.
Here are my recipes for cheap, effective and completely edible:
- Skin Cleanser
- Facial Peel and a
- Super-Nutrient Face Mask to get your skin cells giddy with excitement.
All but the super-nutrient face mask have just two ingredients or less.
I wouldn’t want to eat them for a meal mind you, but I feel really good knowing I could. Try them and let me know what you think.
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