Originally published March 29 2014
Petroleum-based skin care: The #1 pore-clogging toxin sold in the USA
by S. D. Wells
(NaturalNews) You hear it all the time from skin care companies and the slogans for their products: "Lock in the moisture!" Did you know that you are actually locking in toxins with toxins? Yes, your body is trying to perspire and sweat out the toxins, and breathe. And just what toxins are we talking about that are trying to get out? Don't get me started. What is it about all petroleum-based products that you should know? What about baby oils and baby lotions? What's locking in toxins all day, every day, and what goes into the manufacture of most lotions, personal care products and everything that drives the skin cancer industry?
For starters, many baby oils and lotions are loaded with skin-clogging petroleum. If you could take a video camera into 100 random American family homes you would find at least 80 with a bathroom counter, shower and medicine cabinet full of products containing Vaseline and/or petroleum jelly. What the heck is petroleum jelly? They surely don't tell you during the "happy go lucky" commercials.
Revealing Toxic Skin CareLet's quickly define toxin: (noun) A toxin is an antigenic poison, often derived from microorganisms, which causes disease when present at low concentrations in the body. Now let's define petroleum: (noun) A liquid mixture of hydrocarbons that is present in certain rock strata and can be extracted and refined to produce fuels including gasoline, kerosene and diesel oil. Petroleum jelly, the main ingredient in Vaseline, is an oil-refining derivative. They used it to coat the bottom of oil rigs in the mid-1800s, so I guess nothing's too "Neanderthal" for today's society, why not make it a lotion? Advertise it well, and the shoppers will buy it. This byproduct of the oil industry is far from "eco-friendly." I guess your skin and your baby's blood aren't so eco-friendly either, if these toxins are inside, trapped, unable to escape.
From flaky skin to diaper rash, you can simply coat your body with an oil-refining derivative and feel the difference right away! You're tired, sick, and you have tumors in your near future, but American advertising is telling you different. You can hear the commercial all the way from the kitchen, where you're preparing food that's probably GMO. Now what, you start to itch and get weird rashes on your body, so it must be something coming from outside the house!
Carcinogenic ResidualThe whole "petroleum industry" and their constituents will tell you the same thing over and over, year in year out: "These products are generally regarded as safe, since the harmful components are removed during the refining process." This is a total lie. Yes, some "components" of misery are removed, but certainly not all, or even close to that. You are using thick toxic emollients on your body, or on your children's bodies. It's simply a matter of "how toxic" everything is that is left behind, for your skin care use. You get the illusion that your skin has somehow been moisturized or hydrated, but all the while your pores suffocate. And guess what, so do your cells and your mitochondria, when your body can't rid itself properly of carcinogenic, mutating chemicals!
Do the math. It adds up really fast these days. Think about it: You're probably consuming artificial sweeteners, fluoridated tap water and getting flu shots too.
There is a lot more to detoxifying and "excreting" than "number one and two." Your body simply MUST sweat to stay healthy. And don't think for one second that you're repairing any dry skin that you abused with some chemical-laden soap either. You are just pouring salt in the wound. Putting a new chemical on chemically damaged skin ensures more damage, period. It's all been a part of the big "moisturizing cream" movement in America over the past few decades.
Did you know that irradiated mice that are "treated" with these toxic moisturizers increase their rate of cancerous tumor formation? Yes, we are animals too. Our DNA is 99% the same. Face the facts.
Commercial hand lotions are a huge problem in America, too. Is the cold outside making your skin dry? Quick, run to Rite Aid or Walgreen's and grab you some crude oil! It's on sale, and don't you have that coupon ripped out from your Prevention magazine, or was it Cosmo? I think the petroleum stuff is in the same aisle as the chemical dieting aids. By the way, how much hand lotion do you use per "serving," because your skin is actually "eating it." Was it designed to lock in moisture or kill your good bacteria, I can't remember? What's the name of YOUR quick fix? Can you imagine what the popular "hand sanitizers" are doing to your immune system? You might as well use ant and roach killer on your hands.
Have you checked for parabens, alcohols, mineral oil and aluminum in your skin care products? That's like your skin is literally "eating cancer"! Clean out your bathroom now, your purse, your cabinets. Throw away the poison. Aluminum is a bio-accumulative heavy metal. Where do you think Alzheimer's sufferers got the train wreck started?
Don't put anything on your skin that isn't safe to eat!"A recent study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group [EWG] showed that many cosmetic products -- including more than half of all baby soaps -- contained a carcinogenic chemical. Internal studies in the cosmetics industry show that many of their products can be contaminated by a carcinogenic impurity called 1,4-dioxane, and the EWG's independent study showed that 1,4-dioxane is fairly widespread among cosmetic products."
Up to 80 percent of all cosmetic and skin care products are contaminated with carcinogenic impurities. Can you imagine "locking in" the formaldehyde, nitrosamines and acrylamides all day, every day? Are you locking in ethylene dioxide, sodium laurel sulfate or hydroquinone? You better find out.
Check you hair "relaxers," hair dyes and bleaching products, hair removers, soap, baby soaps, sun tan lotions, sun block lotions, "firming" lotions, hormonal creams, facial moisturizers, conventional anti-aging products and the "around the eye" creams.
Mike Adams, executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, strongly advises consumers to avoid non-organic cosmetics and skin care products. Some contaminants have been researched that cause liver and neurological disorders.
Remember, no organic seal - no deal!Never put toxins on your skin, because they just soak right in.
Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea: common preservatives w/parabens.
Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Parabens: inhibitors of microbial growth used to extend shelf life of products -- shortens "human life" though.
Petrolatum: usually says it will protect you from sunburn, chapping, etc. -- ruins the body's natural moisturizing mechanism.
Propylene Glycol: often a synthetic petrochemical mix.
PVP/VA Copolymer: a petroleum-derived chemical used in hairsprays, wave sets and other cosmetics.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: Hundreds of professional articles warn you about this, maybe thousands.
Synthetic Colors and Fragrances: most contain known carcinogens (ingredients that mutate your good cells and turn them cancerous).
Instead, seek alternative organic options for skin care:
In review: Don't eat cancer. Don't drink cancer. And never ever put "cancer" on your skin -- your largest organ! (http://programs.webseed.com)
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