Your skin is the largest organ of the body and it has several vital functions. Most importantly, it provides a barrier between all other organs and cells of your body, safeguarding them from exposure to potentially threatening invaders.
The skin is an osmotic membrane. It acts much like a sponge. Which means that its pores have a dual function:
- They absorb water and oxygen from the air to assist in hydration.
- They excrete toxins from the body.
Anything you put on your skin could be absorbed by it and deposited into your blood stream. At the same time, when the other channels of excretion – like the kidneys, large intestine, liver and lungs – are blocked or overburdened, the body will try to get rid of the excess toxic substances through the skin. As the normal functions of the skin cells become compromised themselves, the result is a breakout of acne, rashes, eczema or even infection.
That is why it is important to choose carefully the products we use on our skin. Take soap for example. Most soaps create a film on the skin, similar to the one the create on your bathtub or shower. This film, with the chemicals it contains for the saponification process of fats, increases oxidation of the skin and upsets its normal pH levels.
A better choice for washing the skin is an organic liquid body-wash, free of sodium laurel or laureth sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances and petroleum products. Many of theses substances are known hormone disruptors that are linked to many health challenges including skin infections, hormonal imbalances and several types of cancer. 1,2
And let’s not forget the environmental impact created from all the chemically laden cosmetic products that are being deposited in our eco-system. Many of them find their way into our water supplies and cannot be properly filtered out from water treatment centers, thus ending up in our drinking water as well.
Enagic® Beauty Water is an effective, healthy alternative. With a Kangen Water® machine, you can readily produce your all-natural, homemade beauty products, taking care of both yourself and the environment!