The more I study and read about Biohacking (there is an upcoming post about Biohacking if you are not quite sure what I’m talking about here), the more I realize what we do with our bodies is super important to our health and longevity.
Now I have always believed that what we put ON our bodies is just as important as what we put IN them or how we move them. I’m surprised that in the Biohacking community you don’t hear or read more about the products we use. Most commercial skin, hair and body care products on the market are FULL of chemicals that have been linked to all kinds of issues including certain cancers. So, I’m always on the hunt for great natural skincare without all the “meanies” in the products such as: synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances or toxic chemicals.
Recently, most of the skincare I’ve been using is from Weleda. They “aim to use only the purest ingredients for our products – wild-crafted, organic and Biodynamic® whenever possible”. Weleda was started in the early 20’s under the idea that our bodies, minds and spirits are all linked in one holistic system. This was groundbreaking and very innovative work at the time. Weleda created skincare and beauty products with natural ingredients to heal our bodies.
Just as an instance of the healing power of what we put on our bodies, I used to constantly breakout under my arms in a horrible rash that itched and burned like crazy. This was usually from the deodorants I was using. I tried switching brands and I always broke out in this painful rash. Once I discovered Weleda’s amazing spray deodorants I was hooked. Keeps me clean and fresh all day long, and I have not had any painful irritation under my arm since.
Some of the chemicals and ingredients you want to look out for in your beauty products include the following:
- synthetic fragrances, chemicals or preservatives
- basically anything you can’t pronounce.
Take a look at the products you are using and make the switch. I in no way work for or am being reimbursed by Weleda. They just happen to be a company whose products I discovered and love. There are many companies now making the switch to cleaner products. Eat Clean, Train Mean, and Bathe Green!