YOUR LARGEST ORGAN"The average US woman uses 12 personal care products and/or cosmetics a day, containing 168 different chemicals. "
In a way, beauty is really skin-deep. Skin is the body's largest organ, making up about 10% of our body mass (CDC 2013). Skin is what protects our bodies and serves many complex functions and responses. Our skin is strong and renews itself on from level. Skin is also breathable and absorbs what we decide to use on it. According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group), the average US woman uses 12 personal care products and/or cosmetics a day, containing 168 different chemicals. Men aren't exempt, being exposed to about 85 such chemicals daily. Teens, who use an average of 17 personal care products a day, are exposed to even more. Meaning, what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them. In a previous post, we delved into the uses of Hair and Body Oil for hair. In this post, we'll talk about how this oil can do wonders for your skin as well.
FOOD FOR YOUR SKIN
- Bath oil: not a bubble bath person? Add about 2 tablespoons of Hair and Body Oil and 1 cup of Epsom salts to a running bath to pull out toxins from the body, ease sore muscles and replenish skin.
- After-bath skin moisturizer: apply a few drops of Hair and Body Oil to arms, legs and other areas after a bath or shower. Massage into your skin while still damp so the oil is fully absorbed and skin will not be greasy.
- Minor burn and scar fader: massage Hair and Body Oil onto small burns to soothe blisters, and deter infection. Use daily to gently fade scars and stretch marks over time.
- Cuticle softener: before a manicure, soak nails and apply a few drops of oil on cuticles. Gently massage and proceed with your manicure.
- Mild facial serum: cleanse face and follow up with your favorite toner. While skin is still damp, apply and massage 1-2 drops of Hair and Body Oil into your face. This will seal toner, help fight blemishes and prime face for makeup.
- Gentle makeup remover: place 2-3 drops of Hair and Body Oil on a cotton pad or ball. Gently rub on eyes, cheeks, and other areas to cut through even waterproof makeup. Wash face as usual.
Replacing some of your day-to-day products with Hair and Body Oil makes room on your shelves, leaves more in your wallet and is better for the environment. Grab a bottle here and see how it makes a difference in your routine. What's one of your favorite uses for Hair and Body Oil? Let us know in the comments. Happy detoxifying, healing, and beautifying!