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Does Skin Care Enter Your Bloodstream?

Does Skin Care Enter Your Bloodstream?

“How does skin care work on your body?” This has always been the myth among all ladies as our skin is the largest organ in the body and the first line of defense against bacteria, pollution and UV rays. Is it appropriate if we put on skin care, neglecting the origins of the products, when our skin is dry, cracked and flaky?


It is without a doubt that skin care applied on the skin does not penetrate. In fact, it is gradually absorbed into our bloodstream. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), dermal exposure to hazardous agents can result in a variety of occupational diseases and disorders, including occupational skin diseases (OSD) and systemic toxicity. While it is claimed by numerous cosmetic brands that their skin products are toxin-free or non-sensitive, the inorganic ingredients trigger harmful reaction in our bodies, potentially destroying our skin through the bloodstreams.


It is researched by the Environmental Working Group that toxic chemicals are found in the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies born in the U.S. More than 400 chemicals, in which 287 toxins were detected within the umbilical cord blood of these newborns. Of these 287 chemicals, 217 were neurotoxins, and 208 are known to damage growth development or cause birth defects. However, the studies have been immensely ignored by the media. 


Aggressive and unnatural skin products with an alkaline pH overtax skin’s natural neutralizing capability, damage cell structure and impair the barrier function of the outermost layer of the epidermis. As a result, skin can dry out and become sensitive or even hypersensitive. Therefore, it is important to choose a brand with natural/organic skin products that suit your skin. Moreover, it is better to avoid the harsh chemicals such as parabens, SLS, petroleum, etc.

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