"What you put on your skin, you should also be able to eat"
- Ann Wigmore
Copyright: Jennie Renström. May not be used without authorization
My dear mother trained with Dr. Ann Wigmore, the founder of the concept of living raw food, in Florida in 1988. I accompanied my mother when I was only 4 years old, but I fondly remember being fascinated by my new green and pink bathingsuit, and the hotels big and blue shining swimming pool. However, as a little girl, my mom would teach me about moisturizing the skin, she always said, "remember, Jennie, what you put on your skin, you should also be able to eat. Because, everything you put on your skin goes straight into the bloodstrem, and into the body. It's all very logical when you think about it, but I don't think that many people are aware about it.
For me, early on, moisturizing my skin took on a whole new meaning.
Looking at the storeshelves, seeing various commercials, having hundreds of different types of moisturizers promoting soft, glowing skin out there. Hmm .. well, have you considered the ingredients list?.. most of the commercial stuff are full of chemicals and toxins. And that's what most people put on their body twice a day.
Basically, rancid fats and oils found in everyday commercial lotions and creams are absorbed through the skin and negatively affect the connective tissues. They provide temporary relief for the skin but eventually weaken the skin over time.
So, for a very long time, I have been using raw coconut oil for my skin. Again I stress, keep it simple, let's go back to basics. Beauty comes from within. Use what nature has given us and stick to the natural and simple. Coconut oil has been used for moisturizing the skin for thousands of years. It is easily absorbed through the skin and because of its antiseptic, antiviral and antifugal elements keep the skin young and healthy and relatively free from infections. Coconut oil is ideal as a lip moisturizer and massage oil. It gives you a healthy glow. It also delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin which normally accompany aging due to its well-known antioxidant properties. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, acne and other skin problems. There are many more benefits of coconut oil such as when eaten, hair, weightloss etc and I will talk about this in another blog post.
Let me also add, for all perfume lovers, don't spray your perfume on your wrist or behind your ears, spray it on your hair or your clothes but don't let it touch your skin, or those chemicals will enter the bloodstream..
I will also cover the topic of using healthy own made organic deodorant soon. So keep posted everyone xxx
source: the book, 'Eating for beauty' by David Wolfe.