Wednesday, 26 March 2014


The first question I always ask the learners in any class or workshop I run is 'If you were shipwrecked and stranded on a desert island for weeks with no food in sight and all you managed to salvage from the wreckage was your toilet bag, would you eat your skin cream to stay alive?'  So far, the answer has always been 'NO'. I know that the chances of this happening are very slim, but we should give some thought to what we feed our skin.

It’s important that we take the time to read the ingredients of any product that goes on our skin as it eventually ends up in our blood stream. The way you read the nutritional contents of your food items when you go grocery shopping is what is expected when shopping for skincare products. Educate yourself on the ingredients contained in these products.

Every year our bodies absorb 2 kilograms of chemicals from chemicals found in skincare, make-up and hair products.
There are certain ingredients you should always be on the lookout for. Ideally, your skincare products should be free from synthetic chemicals and harmful ingredients.

A study published in 2004 (Darbre, in the Journal of Applied Toxicology) detected parabens in breast tumours. The study also discussed this information in the context of the weak estrogen-like properties of parabens and the influence of estrogens on breast cancer.* Although the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) believes that “at the present time there is no reason for consumers to be concerned about the use of cosmetics containing parabens”, it’s still better to be safe rather than sorry.

I always say, stick to what you know you could actually eat; if it’s going on your skin, you ARE ‘eating’ it!

If you would like some more information on ingredients to look out for in your skincare products, contact me and I will send you a FREE TOXIC INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY. Read this Directory and next time you go shopping for your skincare products, think… ‘Would I eat this’?

We will be giving away FREE Milk & Honey Skin Serums with any order for our Green Tea Anti-wrinkle Face Mask made between now and Mothers Day!
To make any enquiries or to place an order for any of our edible skincare products, send us a message on The Skin Food Therapist on Facebook or on our website

*JOURNAL OF APPLIED TOXICOLOGY; 24, 5–13 (2004) Concentrations of Parabens in Human Breast Tumours

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