Did you know that we absorb 60 percent of the substances we put on ourskin,from moisturizers and shaving lotion to makeup and cologne? Anythingyouput on your skin will literally get under your skin. The approximatelysixpounds of skin each human carries around is a porous membraneone-twentiethof an inch thick, through which environmental toxins can rapidly enterthebody.

In fact, skin is actually a more significant gateway for toxins thanwhatyou eat. Positive Health cites a study showing 500 harmful syntheticchemicals that were present in a single fat cell of a healthy30-year-oldBritish female.

But when it comes to body care products, surely the ones that are on themarket today are safe. After all, aren't products sold in the UnitedStatesregulated?

The fact is, the rules governing the sale of "cosmetics" - afar-reachingcategory used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thatincludeseverything from make-up and deodorants to colognes, lotions, bubblebaths,and mouthwashes - are much less stringent that those that apply to otherFDA-regulated products. Manufacturers may use any ingredient or rawmaterial, except for color additives and a few prohibited substances, tomarket a product without government review or approval.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) foundthat884 commonly used chemicals used in personal care products and cosmeticsareknown to be toxic. Not only that, many of them have been proven to becarcinogenic! The toxic nature of these common products is underscoredby aCanadian study in Pediatric Drugs, which cites cosmetic and personalcareproducts as the most common cause of unintentional poisonings ofchildrenunder the age of six.

But what about products labeled "natural" or "organic"?

A "natural" label implies that the ingredients came directly fromnature.However, while products labeled "natural" may include a few plant-basedingredients, they are commonly mixed with synthetic dyes and fragrances.

An "organic" label can mean whatever a manufacturer wants. There arecurrently no government or national industry standards governing whatorganic means in the personal care industry in the United States.

In fact, some of the most popular "organic" shampoos, liquid soaps andlotions have essentially the same synthetic ingredients as conventionalbodycare products, but are labeled as "70% organic". These companies aresimplyincluding added water as an organic ingredient (Organic ConsumersAssociation).

With the incidence of cancers and autoimmune disease rising sodramatically,no matter how much research is done, it is wise to be very cautiousaboutwhat you put in and on your body. "Natural" and "Organic" productlabelingis essentially meaningless without a thorough analysis of all theingredients the product contains.

Isn't it a good idea to avoid, at the very least, the known toxicchemicals?And since the skin is the biggest excretory organ we have and a hugegatewayfor substances to enter the body, shouldn't we focus on decreasingexposureto toxins through that pathway?

What choices do you have? Fortunately, there is an alternative.

There is now a company located in Australia that producesinternationallycertified, 100% organic body care products. Their full line of skincare,face care, and body care products are independently certified throughextremely strict standards to be "food grade" organic. No other personalcare product has ever achieved this.

Not only are they completely free of synthetic chemicals, these productsarecold processed and super nutrient-rich. Every ingredient contributes tothehealth of your skin, and every product is specifically formulated toreversethe aging process for a younger, more vital appearance.You can learn more about these products, which are just now beingintroduced to the United States, by clicking onwww.mienterprize.com/?mtharmony. This company also presents an excitingnew business opportunity for those interested.

Author's Bio: 

Ward Tummins N.D., L.Ac. has positively affected the lives of thousandsof people through his common sense approach to spiritual, emotional, andphysical health. In addition to his speaking engagements, he keeps aregular acupuncture practice in Athens, Tennessee. He may be reacheddirectly at 877-738-8809.