Our body’s largest organ is our skin! It weighs about 8 pounds and covers approximately 22 square feet! Skin protects our bodies, helps keep our bodies at the right temperature, and allows us to have a sense of touch. It is made up of three layers. The outer protective layer is called the epidermis. The middle layer, which contains nerves, blood vessels, oil and sweat glands, is called the dermis. The last layer, which is mostly fat to keep us warm and to provide cushion, is called the subcutaneous layer.
Because our skin has so many functions, it has been called the master organ system. Here are 10 basic tips for keeping your skin healthy :
1) Stop smoking or never start! Tobacco smoke dries out your skin and constricts blood vessels robbing your skin of essential nutrients.
2) Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day to keep your skin moist and supple.
3) Protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure.
4) Eat a healthy, well balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
5) Clean skin is healthy skin. Remove make-up before going to bed.
6) Moisturize! It helps to restore the oils that our skin has and helps to keep the skin hydrated.
7) Get adequate sleep for body restoration.
8) Exercise! It helps keep the skin elasticity.
9) Consider taking a daily multivitamin with anti-oxidants.
10) If you have skin problems such as itching, dryness, suspicious moles or rashes, consult your physician.
According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Americans use an average of 10 personal care products each day, resulting in exposure to more than 126 unique chemicals and this does not include the many undisclosed chemicals in “fragrance.” Toxic exposures from personal care products add to our daily dose of hazardous chemicals from air, water, food and other consumer products.
Because the skin is extremely permeable, cosmetic ingredients are absorbed through the skin. Some chemicals may penetrate the skin in significant amounts, especially when left on the skin for long periods, such as in the case of facial makeup. One study showed that 13% of the cosmetic preservative butylate hydroxytoluene (BHT) and 49% of the carcinogenic pesticide DDT (which is found in some cosmetics containing lanolin) are absorbed through the skin.
I frequently have customers contact me wondering “what’s in it?” when asking about our Norwex Naturally Timeless Skin Care line. I contacted Norwex recently to get a list of ingredients. If you have allergies, be sure to check the list closely, and contact our Norwex corporate office with any questions.
Aqua, glycerin, methyl gluceth-20, malus domestica fruit cell cultuer, xanthan gum, lecithin, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetyl alcohol, butylene glycol, caprylic/capric, triglyceride, teprenone, euglena gracilis extract, carbomer, polysorbate 20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, salvia sclarea oil, amorphophallus, konjac root powder, isohexadecane, squalane, olea europaea, fruit oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, dimethicone, tocopheryl acteate, allantoin, hamamelis virginiana extract, propanedoil, ployacrylamide, c13-14,isoparaffin, laureth-7, c12-15 alkyl benzoic acid, gluoconolactoine, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate, dehydroacetic aciud benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, limonene.
Aqua, isopropyl, myristate, glyceryl stearate se, glycerin, isohexadecane, butylene glycol, carbomer, polysorbrate 20, palmitoyl oilgopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, caprylic/capric triglyceride, teprenone, malus domestica fruit cell culture, xanthan gum, lecithin, cetyl alcohol, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, olea europaea extract, sodium hamamelis virginiana extract, sodium hyaluronate, squalane,simmondsia chinensis seed oil, butyrospermum parkii, allantoin, tocopheryl acetate, sorbitan tristearate, propanediol, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, polyacrylamide, c13-14 isoparaffin, laureth-7, parfum, edta, benzoic acid, phenoxyethanol, dehydroacetic acid, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate, benzyl alcohol, limonene.
I frequently have customers contact me wondering “what’s in it?” when asking about our Norwex skin care lines. I contacted Norwex recently to get a list of ingredients. If you have allergies, be sure to check the list closely, and contact our Norwex corporate office with any questions.
|TIMELESS FOOTPRINTS FRESH FOOT GEL:
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis leaf extract*, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil*,
Algin, Olea Europaea fruit extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis flower
extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia Extract*, Citrus Medica Limonum peel
extract*, Mentha Piperita leaf extract, Eucalyptus globulus leaf
extract, Thymus Vulgaris leaf extract, Melissa Officinalis leaf
extract, Linalool, Limonene Citral.
|TIMELESS ALOE VERA RELAXING LEG CREAM:
Aqua, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil*, Zea Mays fruit, Menthol, Mentha Piperita leaf extract, Aloe Barbadensis leaf extract*, Olea Europaea fruit extract*, Algin, Centella Asiatica extract, Ruscus Aculeatus root extract, Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract, Carbomer, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool.
|TIMELESS ALOE VERA HERBS CREAM:
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis leaf extract*, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil*, Algin, Olea Europaea fruit extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia Extract*, Salvia Officinalis leaf extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis leaf extract*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis peel extract*, Harpagophytum Procumbens root extract, Arnica Montana flower extract, Mentha Piperita leaf extract, Pinus Sylvestris leaf extract, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol.
|TIMELESS SILK ORGANIC HAND CREAM:
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cetearyl Olivate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Organic Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil*, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Beeswax*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Glycerin, Peucedanum Ostruthium (Masterwort) Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate.
|TIMELESS ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER:
Butyrospermum parkii Butter * – Shea Butter Persea gratissima * – Avocado Oil, Tocopherol Acetate – Vitamin E,
100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
99.9 % of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
|TIMELESS OLIVE OIL SALT SCRUB:
Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salts), Olea Europaea Fruit (Olive) Oil*, Citrus Aurantiun Duclis Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate.
100 % of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
21.18 % of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
Contains 100% Natural Dead Sea salts with over 26 minerals
Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife
*Ingredients from Organic Farming
This information was obtained from sources which I believe to be reliable, however you should contact the Norwex corporate office if you have any allergies and need further clarification.