Osmosis Answers: What Are Environmental Toxins?

8/07/2017 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments

We talk a lot about environmental toxins and how we are constantly at bat with them. We create supplements, Harmonized Waters, and plenty of skincare products to balance these toxins that enter our bodies or come in contact with our skin. So, what exactly are these environmental toxins and where in the world do they come from? Well, you are in the right place! Welcome to education station, we are here to answer these questions for you so that you have a better understanding of why it's so important to keep them at bay and which Osmosis products can help do just that!

Q: What are they?

A: Dr. Ben Johnson defines environmental toxins as follows, "We ingest, inhale, and rub on many chemicals and natural substances everyday. They are either beneficial to the body, don’t have a positive or negative effect (neutral), or they cause some type of interference in normal physiologic function. Environmental Toxins include everything that we are exposed to that causes harm or in some way interferes with the healthy operations within the body.".

Q: Where do they come from?

A: Environmental Toxins can come from various substances, from particles in the air, to chemicals in everyday products that you are putting in or on your body such as food, hair product, or skin care products. We are exposed to these toxins every day, so it is important we know how to encourage our body to fight against them.

Q: How do they effect our body?

A: There are many different ways that environmental toxins can effect our bodies based on where the toxin came from. But all-in-all, these toxins negatively affect the normal physiological function of your body, and the symptoms you feel is your body doing its best to fight back in an effort to return to normal processes. This may show up in the form of allergies or sickness if the toxins enters into your body, or multiple signs and symptoms that you see on your skin or hair if accumulated through toxic ingredients applied to the outside of the body. Pay attention to these signs and assist the body in the recovery process by simple, healthy choices!

Q: How do we avoid them?

A: While it can be hard to completely avoid toxins in the air, we can back up our immune system to have a better chance of warding them off without the negative affects. We can, however, avoid harsh chemicals or ingredients that do not benefit the skin and hair. Key words to look out for on the ingredient deck of your hair care, deodorant, toothpaste, and facial products are parabens, D&C (followed by colors), fragrances, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), propylene glycol, and PABA or benzophenone found in many commercial sunscreens. These are just to name a few, be sure to do your research before you invest! Know what you are putting in your body and on your skin.

Q: Which Osmosis product can help?

A: All Osmosis products will put your mind at ease that you are not putting any foreign chemicals in or onto your body and skin. Our holistic approach to skincare, makeup, and wellness ensures only the most quality, natural ingredients for the healthiest you! But we do have specific products that help provide the body an extra boost of defenses against environmental toxins we come in contact with every day.
1. Environmental Detox is a supplement formulated specifically to ward off these toxins and bring balance to your skin and body (read more about this super-supplement here).
2. Restore is another internal wellness product made with medicinal herbs combined with modern technology to enhance your body's overall immunity against toxic attacks.
3. Environmental Protection, one of our Harmonized Waters, contains frequencies that balance or neutralize these negative energies that affect the body.
4. Rescue serves as a powerful topical agent to defend against environmental toxins that we accumulate on our skin throughout the day. Makeup, dirt, allergens, and other particles are removed from the surface of the skin while this potent serum goes to work repairing any damage that they may have caused.
5. Replenish, another topical defense, offers a splash of nourishing antioxidants and can be used in any regimen as a preventative measure against free-radical damage caused by toxins in the air around us.

Shop for your environmental defenses here.

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