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Detoxify Your Skincare Routine

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The average woman who lives in the United States will use up to 12 different types of skincare beauty products before she even leaves home in the morning. If you are like most women you might be using products that clog your pores and hurt your health. There are natural ways to give your skin a break. The skin is an organ and part of a healthy body. Taking time to put it into a detox will help you in the long run. These tips will help.

Think of Your Skin as Digestion
Just like your digestive system, your skin is a digestion organ. It takes products, environment and exposes itself to a lot of daily activities of life. But treating your skin as an organ means being gentle with it and protecting it from toxins. Just like sluggish digestion in your body, if you eat too much junk food, your skin will feel sluggish and unhealthy if you don’t keep it full of healthy things. Look at products that are chemical free and organic. This will help your skin's elasticity.

Drink More Water
Water is an essential aspect of your skin's health. Drinking more water will help you feel better throughout the entire day. If you want to improve your skins health right away, drink more water instantly. Water is a detoxing element and it will improve your skin's elasticity. Water also helps build a strong internal structure helping nourish the internal organs. Drinking water can also improve your confidence because it helps improve your oral health by removing potential bacteria buildup that cause cavities, says this Portland OR Dentist at Advanced Dental Arts NW.

Avoid Harmful Chemicals
There are chemicals that you want to watch out for. These are 10 of the most problematic (and frequently used) ingredients to watch out for:

1. Parabens
2. Fragrance
3. Phthalates
4. BHA
5. Boric Acid or Sodium borate
6. Heavy metals
7. PEG aka “polyethelyne glycol” or “Carbomax Sentry”
8. Formaldehyde and formaldehyde
9. Preservatives
10. Triclosan and triclocarban

It is necessary to keep these harmful chemicals in mind when you shop for beauty products.

Get Tech with it
There is a beauty app called Think Dirty Shop Clean which allows you to scan any barcode and instantly learn about the products in it.

Visit Your Dentist
Yes, you read that correctly. Most people don’t think about their oral health when they consider their overall health, but your skin's health is directly related to what you put in your mouth and eat on a daily basis. Your dentist can usually see what type of diet you have before it shows up in bad skin or health. "Your teeth tell a story and it is a good idea to make sure it is a good story,” says the doctor at TenderCare Dental, a dentist in Forest Grove.

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