That’s in my body? Toxins Enter Directly through Your Skin vs. Mouth

Root Whole Body detox + cleansing, organic skin care

In the past, people used to think that the skin was somehow an impenetrable barrier that blocked anything from either exiting or entering the body. While it does provide a sort of protection from the elements of the world, and does a good job of keeping most bodily fluids inside of us, it certainly allows things to enter freely.

Many scientists agree that up to 60% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream. The scary part is that absorption of toxins through the skin is even more dangerous than absorbing them through your mouth. At least toxins that you eat get a chance to go through the kidneys and liver, which have special enzymes that can help to break them down and flush them through your system. But toxins that enter through your skin go through no such process, unfortunately, and go directly into blood circulation, immediately flowing through your veins. They begin to build up, and can be stored in your body fat or your brain for years to come, causing all sorts of harm to the body.


Many skin care products, as beautiful as their packaging may be, or however much they tout that they contain ‘organic’ this or ‘all-natural’ that, still contain such things as petroleum products (really, now, who honestly wants this on their skin?), sodium laureth sulfate (which contains four known carcinogens), propylene glycol (a solvent also found in paint and brake fluid, how lovely), and parabens (linked solidly to breast cancer). In most countries, including the US, there are still no regulated and enforced guidelines for beauty products. Do you know that only 13% of the more than 10,000 ingredients found in personal care products have ever been tested for safety by cosmetic industry reviewers? And think about it – a product can be truthfully labeled “Made with Organic Ingredients” even if only the last two of the twenty ingredients used were actually organic.


Don’t take your chances on something as important as your health. What you feed your skin daily through your skin care routine has the power to heal you or harm you. Don’t you deserve to know what you are pumping into your bloodstream? Bring in your current skin care products for evaluation and our estheticians will help you determine what you might be putting into your body.


Eminence Organics Skin Care (available at Root) products are concentrated with 85-95% active ingredients (still alive and fresh) versus the large amounts of water, chemicals, preservatives and only 4-12% active ingredients of other skin care lines. Eminence has 7x more the active ingredients than a moisturizer found in your local natural food store. Not one ounce of parabens, mineral oils, petroleum, artificial preservatives, fillers or fragrances can be found in their products.


What you put on your skin is as important as what you put into your body. Come see our organic skin care experts today. It’s never too late to feed your skin right.