Skincare products constantly seem to be promising cures for an ever-growing list of skin conditions. If there are so many ‘solutions’, why do the issues continue?
The reason is that topical treatments do not address the root cause of the problem. Similar to a hole in the roof constantly letting the rain seep through - simply catching and emptying buckets of water is not a true fix.
In most cases, skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, spots, eczema, etc. are caused by toxins leaking from the gut. A ‘leaky gut’ is very common in our modern society due to the abundance of harmful toxins found in our food, water, and everyday household products.
Bacteria, yeast, and other toxins that the body is trying to expel become trapped in the layers of the skin, and present themselves as various skin conditions.
Let’s consider the current mainstream skincare products. On average, women in the USA apply over 200 chemicals to their skin each day via products filled with artificial ingredients. Over 1400 skincare chemicals have been banned by over 40 countries for their toxicity, however, in the USA, only 9 have ever been banned! This is largely because the FDA does not require approval before a new cosmetic product is launched on the market.
Here is a list of 10 commonly used ingredients in skincare products which are known to be toxic and are banned outside of the USA. Cancer, reduced fertility and reproductive health, endocrine disruption, and obesity are among the short and long-term consequences of using products with these ingredients:
- coal tar dye
- carbon black
Parabens are a widely used preservative in cosmetic products and have received much attention for the fact that they disrupt the body’s hormones. Studies are showing that they may lead to reproductive and fertility issues, impaired fetal growth and development, skin irritation, hives, swelling, and redness. While paraben-free products are becoming more popular, parabens remain legal in the USA.
As an example, Neutrogena’s “Stubborn” Collection treatment for acne boasts of the use of these ingredients: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, retinol SA, and benzoyl peroxide. It is claimed that these chemicals “clear up acne and smooth your skin”.
But the products also list these ‘inactive’ ingredients: carbomer homopolymer type B, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, benzyl alcohol, disodium EDTA, Laureth-4, citric acid, and sodium hydroxide. There is also a disclaimer that all ingredients may not be listed, and warnings about side effects, including to call poison control immediately if swallowed.
The label states: “Skin irritation may occur, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling, or possibly swelling. Irritation may be reduced by using the product less frequently or in a lower concentration.”
Well, thank you, Neutrogena, for giving us a hint as to how to completely eliminate these side effects: by never using the product inany concentration, and instead choosing something completely safe and effective! Rather than toxic artificial chemicals with unpronounceable names, produced in laboratories by self-regulating companies driven by profit, isn’t there a better alternative?
Yes, there is!
The body was designed to be able to heal itself, and it simply needs to be supported in doing its job well. When we cleanse the bad bacteria in the gut, the body’s natural defenses are much more capable of taking control of skin conditions.
Silver is a natural solution that is completely non-toxic and has a rich history of naturally supporting the body. “Silver?” you may be thinking. “Jewelry, coins, and silverware?”
Silver is a natural mineral that is also known as nature’s finest germ killer. For thousands of years and around the world, silver has been safely used as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. In its various forms, it has been proven effective through hundreds of scientific articles to kill over 650 pathogens, and will not destroy the body’s good bacteria.
Most topical skin regimens contain toxic ingredients which accumulate in the body over time. The gut, as well as the liver and kidneys, are flooded with chemicals leading to skin conditions such as dryness and itchiness.
Silver in a properly prepared solution has no side effects, leaves the body within one day, and is only toxic to pathogens such as bad bacteria, some fungi, and yeast. It is safe when applied on, in, and around the most sensitive parts of the body - even on cuts, burns, and scrapes.
Along with making healthy life choices such as switching to natural household products and purchasing organic food, you might want to consider the cleansing power of silver in your skincare regimen.
You can expect to experience dramatic and long-lasting results as your body is set free to do what it was created to do - keep you healthy!