What Is Your Skin Telling You?
Ayurveda provides us with a simple adage, “If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” This is important to remember when choosing skin care products and deciding how to care for our skin.
The beauty and personal care market is worth more than $80 million annually,1 yet it is one of the least regulated industries in the United States. Often, off-the-shelf products contain a bewildering array of chemicals, many of which are known or suspected carcinogens, neurotoxins, endocrine disruptors, or harmful to our health in other ways.2Even though we usually assume that products like shampoos, face creams, and toothpastes are tested and determined to be safe, it unfortunately is not always the case.
Thankfully, there are many companies that make wonderful, healing products with the consumer’s health in mind. Or, if you feel inspired, you can easily create your own!