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You Are What You Put on Your Skin

At a recent event, I met a woman who is an athletic trainer and diet coach. She later invited me to her house because she wanted to learn more about Edye’s Naturals and for me take a look at the products she uses on her skin. When I arrived, she was making cheese from raw milk and offered me homemade muffins – showcasing her mostly organic and entirely healthy diet. However, her skincare products were a different story!
 
Despite boasting pure ingredients and responsible origins, the essential oils she uses and sells to her clients were not organic. The typical definition of organic means using organic farming. Organic farming is in general features practices that strive to cycle resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organizations regulating organic products may restrict the use of certain pesticides and fertilizers in farming. In general, organic foods are also usually not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents or synthetic food additives.[1]In comparison, the terms “pure” or “natural” are much less regulated and sometimes simply mean the product is minimally processed.
 
The caviar skin care product, which she bought for almost $110 off the list price of $350.00, only included caviar as an ingredient half way down a very long list of ingredients that were mainly water, chemicals, and alcohols. Unfortunately, price is not always an indicator of quality.
 
This woman’s experience demonstrates that you can be incredibly educated about the foods you consume, but still not as aware of the ingredients in products you put on your skin. She even said that 80 percent of what you put on your skin gets absorbed, but that may depend on the different ingredients. It’s just as important to read the labels on your skincare products as it is to read the labels on your food. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient or eat it, don’t put it on your skin either!
 
Remember that what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body and stick with products you know contain only all natural, mostly organic ingredients, like Edye’s Naturals.

[1] "Pesticides in Organic Farming". University of California, Berkeley. 

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