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What You Put On Your Skin Matters Just As Much As What You Eat

What You Put On Your Skin Matters Just As Much As What You Eat

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I know how important great skin can be. At one point in my life, I started developing psoriasis, acne, pimples, and bags under my eyes. I was baffled because I had always had healthy skin.

What I learned is that these and other skin problems come from within. Things like toxicity, gut imbalances, food allergies, and nutrient deficiencies made my skin look awful. . Once I addressed these issues, my skin began clearing up.

Most dermatologists take the opposite approach, by treating skin from the outside in. They want to sell us overpriced stuff that doesn’t work. Even worse, many of these products contain harsh chemicals that can make your body more toxic.

Skin problems often signify something is going on inside your body including excess insulin, low thyroid function, and other hormonal imbalances as well as food allergies and leaky gut.

Even when you do create healthy, vibrant skin with the right diet, you’ll probably use moisturizers, cleansers, makeup, and other cosmetics to maintain it.

Unfortunately, I’ve found many patients undo their efforts towards healthy skin, and the many other benefits they get from the right diet, when they choose poor-quality skincare products. The average woman uses about 12 beauty products, and within many of them lurk thousands of toxic chemicals.

Those chemicals include parabens, phthalates, synthetic colors, formaldehyde, fragrances, and propylene glycol to  help them look and smell nice, in addition to preserving their shelf life.

But what increases cosmetics’ shelf life could be shortening yours.

Whereas the European Union banned over 1,300 chemicals found in cosmetics, the United States has banned – are you ready for this – just eight.

That means the average skincare product you buy contains many ingredients that wreak  havoc on your body. Many anti-wrinkle creams, for instance, contain toxins that prematurely age your skin by increasing free radical damage and disrupting hormones.

These and other products also trigger or exacerbate an array of problems including allergies and can even act as irritants and  carcinogens.

It’s crazy that  manufacturers promise these (sometimes-very-expensive) cosmetics will  improve your skin, but they can actually make it worse!

Nobody’s holding these companies responsible either. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires no testing or other approval processes for beauty products.

Cosmetic companies also aren’t required to list toxic and allergenic ingredients on labels.  Legitimate-sounding terms like “hypoallergenic” or “Dermatologist Tested” are often just marketing terms. Even products labeled “organic” or “natural” can contain chemicals, and those certified organic products  might contain only 10 percent organic ingredients.

As you probably know, finding cosmetics that don’t contain harmful ingredients can become a Herculean chore. That leaves you to do the research, which can leave you standing baffled in  the cosmetics aisle or spending hours searching for the best products.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to find a professional to find the very best products without harmful chemicals?

At long last, I have. I’m thrilled to introduce my new favorite curated skincare store, The Detox Market.

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They’ve hired the very best experts to scour cosmetics for potentially damaging ingredients. From their research, they’ve hand-selected the very best health and beauty products based on safety, performance, and quality.

No more guesswork, deciphering labels or spending a fortune on cosmetics that could create more harm than good. To give you a proper introduction to these amazing products, I’ve worked with The Detox Market to create a starter kit. This kit lets you sample seven great products including a toner, moisturizer, sunscreen, mascara, and deodorant.

My patients love these products, and many find themselves immediately tossing their toxic cosmetics and upgrading to these.

Stop sabotaging all the hard work you’ve done  with diet and exercise by putting toxic ingredients on your skin. This sampler kit gives you everything you need to make a fresh skincare start, and I know you’ll love the many other products The Detox Market has to offer.

Click here to learn more about the great products available from The Detox Market.  Plus, you can get your sample kit at half the normal cost, an exclusive price just for my valued readers.

Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman MD is the Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, the Founder of The UltraWellness Center, and a ten-time #1 New York Times Bestselling author.

If you are looking for personalized medical support, we highly recommend contacting Dr. Hyman’s UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts today.