Did you know that much of what we put on our skin absorbs into our body, almost as if we had eaten it?
There is a myth in our modern culture that somehow all the lotions, hair products, and soaps that we put on ourselves are only affecting our exterior – with zero impact on our interior. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
On the hunt for more facts, I recently sought out skincare expert Rachel Pachivas from Annmarie Skincare (our favorite wildcrafted beauty brand) to answer some burning questions we had. She took me through a few powerful ways to prevent unwanted toxins from finding their way into your medicine cabinet, and also how to naturally nourish your skin.
I’ve shared the full video interview below, but here’s a vital warning / tip before we get to that…
A gentle warning that the word “organic” doesn’t always guarantee that your skincare products are 100% toxin-free. After digging into some of the biggest “natural” beauty brands, we found that many have cut corners and exploited loopholes.
When researching your favorite lotions, oils, and shampoos, please be on the lookout for these sneaky intruders:
1.) Parabens – An extremely common preservative that has been shown to disrupt estrogen production and has also been detected in malignant tumors.
2.) Phthalates – Usually hidden under the word “fragrance,” a known hormone disruptor linked to reproductive defects.
3.) Benzoyl Peroxide – Known skin and eye irritant; linked to the promotion of tumor growth.
4.) Triclosan – According to the EPA, this is a serious pesticide. Enough said.
Our bodies just don’t know how to process things that aren’t natural, aka from the Earth. Lab-made facial products are prone to cause inflammation, breakouts, scarring and even more serious things like cancer.
Ok, are you ready for some fun, practical, and natural DIY beauty tips?
Here is our jam-packed skincare talk with Rachel Pachivas!
Last, but not least, if you resonate with Rachel’s radiant wisdom and would like to try some incredible skin formulas, the Annmarie Skincare team has put together a BIG DISCOUNT on their Clean Beauty Set for the Sacred Science community.
For the next few days, you can get this special kit featuring their best-selling products for 50% OFF. Your kit includes: an Aloe Herb Cleanser, an Anti-Aging Facial Oil, an Anti-Aging Serum, and a FREE sample of her Antioxidant Lip Balm.
Plus the shipping is FREE.
To anyone who is looking for well-sourced, consciously-crafted skin tonics, look no further!
Host of Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness
& Founder of The Sacred Science