Skin Food

Looking good is important in our society! Hopefully looking natural, healthy and happy is getting back into fashion.

If you want to put a moisturizer on your skin but you don’t want to become a chemist and learn what the ingredients with funny names do to you, we recommend that you only use natural clean food, like a ripe olive or the oil, coconut, almond, or avocado oil, mixed with clean water. If you don’t want aluminum (found in Alzheimer patients brains) don’t use sun creams, but use a T-shirt and sit in the shade, or don't use a deodorant to dry out your glands.

As a main rule we teach that what you can’t eat you shouldn’t put on your skin. We give you a facial recipe we use at Olive Retreat that I learned from a famous model group where the models were recommended to never use the creams they made publicity for.

At Olive Retreat we don’t only teach you what to eat, we also teach you what to put on your skin. To be healthy you can’t eat organic and then put harmful substances on your skin. It can even be worse than eating them as they go directly to the bloodstream. Many consumers gladly put cancerogenic and endocrine disruptors on their skin, and even pay huge amounts for it, believing all the rejuvenating promises by the producer. But when you scrutinize what these creams do exactly, the fake rose scent doesn't smell good anymore, it smells cancer!

Authorities and producers, claiming it’s not so dangerous in small doses, but as a "precaution" they put very small amounts of several agents in their products, instead of a large amount of one agent, to minimise the risk. If customers knew that they find most of these substances stuck in our body and in cancer tumors, meaning they have not been cleaned away by the liver or kidneys, but left to do harm for years in the body, would they still want them on their skin? Their kids skin? Their dogs and cats skin? Like with food I don’t see much change taking place until many more clients stop buying these ticking bombs.

I think our grandkids are going to say: "Did you really put parabens and propylene alcohol on your skin?’ and we are going to say; ‘Yes, but we didn’t know better, we thought it made us look good and smell good!’ It happened before, things we thought were harmless became dangerous, so hopefully the awareness grows like it did with DDT and smoking.

The worst and most common substances to stay away from are Parabens, BHA, BHT (preservative), Phthalates (fragrances and perfumes), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (foaming agent). I could make the list much longer but I rather want you to start googling and making a habit of checking them out, asking, tell the stores, and be a resizable consumer, or if you prefer to not spend time on it, just don’t buy any funny names. Here are two pages, one from a cancer fund, and the other from a highly respected environmental activist and scientist from Canada, David Suzuki, whom have taught me a lot in this area.

The best detox is the daily one!