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  • Your skin is the largest organ in your body, responsible for protecting your organs, regulating temperature and producing vitamin D when exposed to the sun; it may also be used as a medication delivery system
  • Researchers discovered the majority of moisturizers are inaccurately labeled as unscented or hypoallergenic and may trigger skin irritations or contact dermatitis
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not approve products before they arrive on store shelves, but has limited ability to regulate them after a significant number of adverse effects have been reported
  • You can improve the quality and moisture of your skin by addressing nutritional issues, such as omega-3 fats, hydration and fermented foods, as well as using coconut oil to moisturize your skin

By Dr. Mercola

Nearly 13,000 chemicals are used in cosmetics and personal care products, but only 10 percent have been tested for human safety. The average American woman uses 12 personal care products or cosmetics every day that contain approximately 168 different chemicals. While men use fewer products and are exposed to nearly half the number of chemicals than women, teens use more products and are exposed to even more chemicals.


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