Did you know that women absorb several pounds of chemicals per year as a result of cosmetics and other products they use on their bodies?
Think about it, from the time you wake up, to when you head to sleep at night, how many products/chemicals do you expose yourself to?
- face wash
- body lotion
- face cream
- hair gel/cream/mousse/spray
We haven’t even left the house for the day and we’re already close to 20. If all of those products have a minimum of 10
chemicals (which most do), that’s nearly 200 chemicals you’ve just exposed yourself to! 200!!
What we apply to our skin, faces, eyes, lips, are all absorbed by our skin. Now think about that for a second. That ingredient you have no idea how to pronounce, yup, thats getting absorbed into your body (all 200 (or more) of them).
What really concerns me is the makeup we apply to our face, particularly the makeup we apply to the most sensitive and vulnerable parts of the body, our eyes and mouths. Our eyes and mouths do not have much protection from the external environment. Chemicals on our skin is by no means safe, but our skin is meant to act as some form of a protective barrier. Our eyes and mouths are gateways to the inside of our body. We apply these products day in and day out and they literally sit on our face for hours, with plenty of time to soak in. I mean, we might as well eat our make-up. Not that we should be ingesting ANY makeup, but I pretty much would fear for my life if I consumed any non-natural/organic make up. With that being said, WHY WOULD I EVER PUT IT ON MY EYES AND LIPS??