At Bohemian Skin, one of our main goals has always been to eradicate the concern that a lot of modern women and men hold about using harmful skincare products and the fear of what some topical products might be doing to our bodies beneath the skin.
However, toxic buildup doesn’t just begin and end with the topical products we use on our skin. Each of us unknowingly encounters many harmful substances in our everyday lives, whether it’s from urban pollution, household cleaning products, second-hand cigarette smoke, or in our daily makeup routine.
Why Is It Important To Reduce Our Toxic Load?
Our bodies' elimination organs can go into overdrive trying to detox unwanted chemicals, hormones and toxins, especially if the exposure is harsh and consistent enough. As we all probably know, an unhappy gut has many negative health impacts, but it can actually affect your overall skin health by impacting the way your body retains nutrients, leading to poor absorption of key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that your skin needs.
Signs That It Might Be Time To Look At Your Toxic Load
- Skin problems
- Brain fog
- Lethargic and fatigued
- Unexplained headaches
3 Way To Reduce Your Toxic Load At Home
If you’re worried about toxin buildup, here are some simple lifestyle changes you can adopt to help reduce your toxic load in 2021 and beyond.
Cut The Conventional Cleaning Products
We’re calling it: It’s 2021 - it’s time to swap out those conventional harsh cleaning products for natural, plant-based products. Many common cleaning products contain chemicals that are known to be harmful, especially for pregnant women and children.
Making the switch to toxic-free household cleaning items is easy with local health food stores or bulk food places like The Source having refillable options. You could even get crafty with some friends and try to make your own.
Detox Your Beauty Regime
In Australia, cosmetics are regulated by the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS), which means they’ve been declared as ‘safe’ to use, however, according to a recent study, the average woman’s daily grooming and makeup routine consists of 515 different synthetic chemicals, applied to her body Every. Single. Day.
As our largest organ, the skin absorbs topical products into our bloodstream, so taking a holistic approach to beauty and using products free of parabens, fragrances and synthetic ingredients is always our number one choice for optimal health.
Eat Your Greens
We’ve been told to love our greens since we were young, and here’s yet another reason why: upping your intake of cruciferous greens can help your body’s natural elimination process. Vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, and kale have a cleansing effect on the body, detoxing our systems and helping the body to flush out any unwanted toxins. If you’re not quite getting enough leafy greens in your diet you can also try supplementing with Spirulina or Chlorella.