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Month 10: Skin Kind

Oh my…I’m so sorry I haven’t been keeping up with my blog for the past couple of weeks. Although most people think of wedding season from May through August, September is normally my busiest month and this one was no exception. I was on such a back log with contractual deadlines that they came first. But, I’m back now! Yay!

Although I haven’t been blogging about my latest detoxification efforts, I have been maintaining them. What have I been doing? Check out the rules for Month Ten.

This month’s rules:

1. With the exception of soap, everything I use to cleanse or prettify my body will be something safe enough to EAT.

Nothing says it has to taste good…

2. Take an epsom salt bath twice a week.

3. Dry brush my entire body at least three times a week.

4. No makeup unless it is 100% edible.

Although these rules may seem like some of the simpler ones I’ve had throughout this entire process, the first one is freaking hard. I’ve already had to give and wash my hair with my regular shampoo twice. If anyone has a recipe they love for shampoo that (taste buds aside) I could eat, please pass it along.

It may not come to mind when you think about your body, but your skin is the largest organ there is and your system passes a lot of toxins out through it. Along with keeping yourself looking healthy and young, you need to help your skin pass these toxins out to make you feel healthy and young. The studies on how many chemicals we put on our skin daily ranges anywhere from 126 to 515. I believe myself to be a lot lower than the average, but I can’t control the amount of chemicals circulating in the air either. With chemical exposures up and us slapping it on our bodies as well, no wonder the people with diseases and sickness are on the rise. In the coming month, we’ll take a look at some of these scary chemicals and tell you why you should be avoiding them.

More on my adventures and discoveries so far to come. Soon, I promise!

I leave you with this poster…scary. (you can see the larger one on the Daily Mail UK site)

Slathering ourselves with chemicals. Courtesy: dailymailuk

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About msjenniferwalker

I'm a Jenn of all trades, as long as they are creative and fulfilling. I'm an actress, writer, photographer and all around social person. I love to learn, travel, meet new people and have new experiences.

Posted on October 11, 2012, in Monthly Rules and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I am sticking to dry brushing as well. I think it is really cool!

  2. I think this is an awesome move! After all, our skin is our largest organ, and anything we put on it gets absorbed and eventually either accumulates or has to be processed (our poor livers!) As I’m sure you know, Rainbow foods has a great selection of body products and makeups, etc. I recently started using a number of “Kiss my Face” products that are great and specifically formulated not to contain the scary stuff on that poster! Although I’m not quite sure if they’ll qualify as edible… also I have some great suggestions for homemade perfumes – basically a few drops of essential oils, sweet almond or rapeseed oil, and water in a mister. I personally love rosemary – wakes me up in the am! It’s amazing, though, how many options are out there that are healthy and simple and relatively affordable and do the job – WITHOUT all the chemicals!

  3. Olive oil! It works…and is edible.

  4. For several months I have used baking soda with a bit of water and a drop of rosemary essential oil. then you rinse and rinse with apple cider vinegar mixed with water. It really works so I am not going back to shampoo.

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