While not an exact science, on average you absorb 60% of what you apply topically! It's even more than that on certain areas (specifically face and arm pits). What are you using on your skin?
Do you apply toxic beauty products of which you have no idea what's in them, much less what the ingredient list says? In my early teen years I struggled with pretty bad acne (see my post on that HERE). FYI-yes, I have a hormonal pimple on my chin-what can I say? Keeping it real ladies.
In an effort to rid myself of pimples I tried a ton of products. I won't say any specific name brands, but I'm sure you can think of some. Beauty products are not regulated strictly by the FDA, rules are not the same for food as beauty products. Which is scary to me, to say the least. I've slowly transitioned into making pretty much everything I use beauty wise, I even make my own toothpaste, but that's another post. So I thought I'd share my favorite facial/body products:
Raw honey-since honey is antibacterial, it's great for; acne, moisturizing your skin, a clear glowing complexion and it gently exfoliates.
Oil cleansing method-apply your favorite oil (please use cold pressed good oils, not canola oil, etc) and massage into face, apply a hot washcloth to face for 50secs to a minute and remove and wash off excess oil with hot water on cloth.
Eggs-the whites for a cleansing mask, the yolks for a great moisturizing mask.
Emu oil (so good!) it never feels oily after I use it and leaves me skin feeling nourished. Emu oil is known for healing scars, stretch marks and helping with wrinkles (an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, ladies!) not to mention it also helps your skin produce melanin (which makes your skin darker).
Jojoba oil-also great for acne.
Coconut oil - I don't recommend this for anyone with acne prone skin, my mom loves it, but it personally makes me break out if I use it too often. BUT, I've been using it lately to sunbathe. It has a very low SPF and actually helps you tan better, how cool is that?!
I hope this post will encourage you to seek out more natural beauty products.
Let me know if this was helpful! I'd love to hear your natural beauty products, as I'm always learning of new products to use (are they called products when most of them can be eaten? Lol!)