We all know that what we put into our bodies is vitally important to our health, but did you know that what you put ON your body is just as important? Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and anything you apply topically takes less than one minute to reach the bloodstream. So it only makes sense that anything you put on your body ultimately ends up in your body and has a direct impact on your health!
According to the Environmental Working Group, the average person applies 9 personal care products a day, of which contain 126 different ingredients. Personal care products are manufactured with 10,500 unique chemical ingredients, some of which are known or suspected carcinogens, toxic to the reproductive system or known to disrupt the delicate endocrine system. (Please read more in depth here: Environmental Working Group)
The threat that many personal care products – skincare, cosmetics, toothpastes and even laundry detergents and cleaners – pose to our health is becoming more and more of a concern as our bodies continue to have to deal with toxin-overload today. We are bombarded with toxicities from the air we breathe, water we drink, food we consume and many other sources….. our skincare does not have to be one of those sources!
If you know my story at all, you know that most of my life I suffered with severe skin issues like hives, eczema, psoriasis and cystic acne…. all of which are largely caused by endocrine dysfunction (hint: remember which system many toxic personal care product ingredients directly affects??). Because of this, I was very sensitive to nearly all skincare products and began my health journey looking for topical solutions. Eventually I started to make my own so I could know the ingredients were pure and good for my body.
A friend of mine, who is very proactive about her own health due to her mom recently battling breast cancer, introduced me to a skincare line called LimeLight. When I read about the ingredients and tried the products myself, I immediately knew I wanted to share them with you! They are made with very simple natural and organic plant based ingredients & essential oils, are non-comedogenic, contain no synthetic fragrances or dyes, no parabens or phthalates and no SLS.
These products produce significant results because their natural ingredients actually work to heal, hydrate and rebalance your own skin cells. LImelight is truly my favorite natural skincare line I’ve ever found! Please note that I am representing their skincare line as a healthy and natural option for you, but unfortunately cannot recommend their makeup from a health standpoint.