lady in bath with citrus slices floating around her face

Skin or Food Products – which ingredients do we pay more attention to?

Is it more important to know what we are eating or, should we care equally about what is applied directly to our skin?

Anything applied onto our skin is absorbed into our body. Positively or negatively it will have an impact. Unlike food where we have a digestive system to breakdown and filter products, our skin does not allow for this – it is absorbed directly into our body.

Skin is our largest organ

let’s protect it!

When purchasing cosmetics or toiletries, we are more concerned with how something smells and how it feels than what the ingredients are… this behaviour has become normal. Because we cannot understand the list of ingredients, we do not question it and over time this has become an acceptable part of modern-day life.

Our environment is full of harsh chemicals but there are some environments we can control – our home. We can change the products around the home and things we use directly on our skin ensuring at least some of the toxic, harsh chemicals found in everyday items are not part of our routine.

drops of oil being dropped onto hand. skin application

Chances are you know many people with either sensitive skin or allergies or both. These are on the increase and here are some statistics from Allergy UK.

  • The UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world, with over 20% of the population affected by one or more allergic disorder.
  • A staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy and the number of sufferers is on the rise, growing by around 2 million between 2008 and 2009 alone.

There needs to be more awareness of ingredients. Consumer knowledge and consciousness needs to be the driver to make changes.


Further reading:

Myths on Cosmetic Safety by EWG

Toxic Beauty by Ethical Consumer

Ethical Toothpaste by The Good Shopping Guide – ethical comparison site


#cleanliving #naturalliving #nontoxicliving #sensitiveskin #allergies #protectyourskin #lesschemicalsathome #protectyourfamily #allergytriggers #safesunscreen #harshchemicals #protectourenvironment #naturalskincare


What I write are my own personal views and I don’t endorse any content on external websites. I am also not advising on best course of action and recommend you do your own research.


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