Do you know what you put onto your skin ?

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Hazardous substances are substances with hazardous properties. Based on international treaties, these substances identified in national legislation as dangerous to humans, animals and / or the environment. At work but also at home, are much more dangerous substances present than people think. By taking simple measures it is possible to prevent the often serious effects of contact with hazardous substances.

Next time you look to buy chemical-based skin care products, consider the following:-

► Your body aborbs up to 60% of everything you put on your skin.

► The other 40% is likely to go down the shower drain and contaminate the environment.

► Many of these chemicals are manufactured in factories that emit high levels of CO2.

► Some of these chemicals are potentially toxic and harmful to the body.


The condition and appearance of our skin is important for our overall health and wellbeing. Healthy skin is working hard to protect the body against bacteria and viruses, regulates temperature, looks quiet, well hydrated and uniform in color and feels smooth. There are many factors, both internal and external, which affect the health of the skin and affect how your skin looks and feels. Some factors we can not influence, but many factors though. Caring skin care helps to keep the skin healthy and longer to look young.

There are many external factors which affect the health of the skin. These factors are determined by our environment, our general health and lifestyle we choose.
UV radiation
Free radicals are aggressive molecules that are responsible for the oxidation process in the body tissue, which leads to deterioration of cells. Healthy skin contains antioxidants that protect the skin by neutralizing free radicals.
Extreme temperatures and the rate of temperature change may affect the health of the skin. In cold conditions reacts to constrict the skin through the blood vessels in order to protect the body from too much heat loss.
Under hot and humid conditions (for example in tropical countries or in the sauna), the sweat glands produce more sweat, making the skin moist and shine-and, in some cases, is prone to acne. Some skin conditions, such as rosacea, can also be called by high temperatures. This is one reason why it is recommended to use warm instead of hot water to clean the face, hand washing and bathing.
Aggressive cleaning agents (such as sodium lauryl ether sulfate and moisturizing products and a high pH-value), the overload neutralizing natural ability of the skin, damage the cell structure and weaken the barrier function of the outermost layer of the epidermis. As a result, dry out the skin and is prone to skin infections and flare-ups of skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis.