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When the Beach is Out of Reach...
Ever wonder why we say, "No! You can't use that product here?"
Mineral Oil Causes Our Bed Acrylics to Crack
If mineral oil is bad for our beds........
IMAGINE WHAT IT IS DOING TO YOUR SKIN!
The human skin is the largest organ in the body and most have proper nutrition to carry out its many important functions. We should be just as concerned about what goes on our skin as what we eat and drink. Since you are reading this perhaps you too are seeking a better way of caring for your skin. One thing is certain, its never too late to make a change and there is definitely something you can do about it. The fact is that most ingredients in the products we use are absorbed by the skin into the body.
Large cosmetic companies are continuing to use synthetic and petrochemical ingredients in personal care products. Pick up any bottle of lotions, cream, shampoo, conditioner, or toothpaste in your house right now and see how many natural ingredients they contain. Based on FDA's personal care products packaging standards, the further the name of an ingredient is down the list on a product label, the lesser of that ingredient the product contains. If this is true how much synthetic material have you feed your skin today? The skin acts as a filter for the body for even the smallest molecule not seen by the naked eye is being absorbed and in some cases is accumulating in our bodies.
Let's explore mineral oil, a common ingredient in commercial lotions, creams, and baby care products. Mineral oil is clear, liquid oil with no scent and will not spoil. It is produced as a byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil, the same stuff they make gasoline from. Mineral oil is leftover liquid, and because it is abundant, it is very inexpensive. It is CHEAPER for manufacturers to purchase these byproducts as a filler than it is for the industry to dispose of it.In fact, it is more expensive to dispose of mineral oil, than to purchase it. Mineral oil is the main ingredient in many baby care items as well. Baby oil, Vaseline (petroleum jelly), baby wash liquid soap, and baby lotions all contain mineral oil as a key ingredient. In fact 98% of all cosmetics use mineral oil, including your eye shadow, blush, lipstick, shaving cream and your everyday moisturizer and lotion you use at home. It is also used in most SPF sunscreen.
Mineral oil is a byproduct from manufacturing gasoline.
These products are known for their bleaching ability. Ever wonder why gasoline is often used to remove paint? Ever wonder why artists use mineral oil on their brushes? Ever wonder why mineral oil is often used to clean tools? It's because it whitens and releases grease.
Why would you want to use it on your skin?
Basically. mineral oil or petroleum strips your tan and whitens your skin.
The problem is that mineral oil is foreign to the human body and has many harmful effects, especially in infants. Some of the effects of mineral oil may be a little surprising.
Mineral oil acts as a thin layer on the skin. Mineral oil is not absorbed into your skin because the molecules are too large. it just sits on top of your skin and clogs your pores, which doesn't allow your skin to absorb water (moisture) which slows the skins ability to eliminate toxins. Remember, the skin in the body's largest organ and plays an important role in maintaining overall health! Once the oil is absorbed, it is broken down by the liver and passes through the intestinal tract, it will absorb all of the fat-soluble vitamins found there. It is essentially stealing important vitamins from the body, which the body will not be able to replace. This can eventually lead to nutritional deficiencies.
Mineral Oil increase the photo-aging of the skin...and we wonder why we keep looking older, why our skin continues to dry out, even with all the products we use? (Plus you will burn faster when using petroleum products...and a burn is not a tan).
Studies have also shown forms of pneumonia caused by mineral oil decreasing lung function, know as lipoid pneumonia. Because of these dangers, the medical community has condemned the use of mineral oil taken orally or as an ingredient in medications.
Some well know persons say that mineral oil is perfectly okay to use because it forms a film/barrier on the skin that seals in moisture and it repels water, etc. Your skin is a living organ not a car part, its alive and must be allowed to live and function as intended or there will be consequences. Those can range from a simple rash to discolorations, or cysts and sores to cancer. The body will react one way or the other when its not being cared for properly or fed bad food (even in the form of skin care products). In some individuals reactions may be immediate for others it may be over a period of years. The decision is yours as to what products you want to use on your skin.
Your skin wants water and other natural moisturizers ~
not petroleum products!
Have you ever considered why professional tanning lotions and high end moisturizers are made with natural oils from food and plants instead of mineral oil from petroleum?
~Try this experiment ~
1. Take a cracker or raisin and put it in a bowl of baby oil or mineral oil. What you will see is the cracker/raisin remains unchanged, it does not get soggy, but in water it falls apart.
2. Then take another cracker or raisin and put it in a bowl of water. This time what you will see is the cracker/raisin will absorb the water and plump up.
The decision is yours as to what products you want to use on your skin.