Want to know four health mistakes you probably made within the last hour? Read on!
1. You touched your face
"What??? You touched your face?"
I agree, the statement above is a bit overreactive, but touching your face really is unhealthy for your skin and your whole body. Sixty percent of what you put on your skin goes directly into your bloodstream, and, judging by where your phone screen, computer, water bottle, purse, cash, and ponytail holder have been, you've got loads of germs on your hands. Like, millions.
Dermatologist, Dr. Ava Shamban, author of "Heal your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal", says,
"Rubbing the eyes, for example, can actually create microscopic tears in the tissue (making the eye area look older faster), break the capillaries in the eyelids (causing little thread-like veins called telangiectasia) or break the capillaries under the eye (intensifying dark circles)."
2. You stayed nailed to your chair
I'm guilty of this right now. With so many jobs and forms of entertainment online, we find ourselves saying more and more glued to our screens. What's so bad about that?
According to the medical doctors at WebMD, too much sitting has been linked to:
- Poor mental health
- Heart Disease
- High blood pressure
- Bad Cholesterol
- Body Fat
Excuse me while I get up and do a few jumping jacks!
3. You washed your hands with soap
We know, we know, your grandma always told you to wash your hands "with soap!" You can still hear her shrill voice.
But washing your hands with soap can actually be damaging to your body. You know that fact we mentioned earlier about the absorbency of your skin? Well, it's no different with commercial soap. The 12-20 chemicals found in most bars of soap at the grocery store soak right down into your body, removing natural oils from your skin and replacing them with dangerous chemicals. This is a cause of the many rashes, eczema, and skin allergies we suffer from. Just another reason to make sure you're aware of the products you're using on your body.
4. You checked social media several times
You've probably already read a lot of hype on frequent social media use. But did you know social media updates not only increase cognitive errors, inhibit your memory, work like a drug, and kill creativity, but are also toxic? News often triggers the limbic system which can release excess glucocorticoid (cortisol). These high levels of glucocorticoid, deregulate your immune system and increase your chance of infection. Other side effects include, but are not limited to, aggression, tunnel-vision, nervousness, and desensitization.
Not only that, but researchers have found that people frequently viewing Facebook thought about leaving their spouse 2x more, than those who didn't. Social Media is not only unhealthy for our bodies but our relationships as well.
Give Me a Solution!
It's possible to apply a little self-discipline to not touching your face, doing a few squats every quarter hour, and limiting your social media time, but what about the soap problem? I mean, nobody wants to knowingly apply toxic chemicals to their body, right?
That's where the all-natural goat milk soap from Bend Soap Company comes into play. Let our purifying essential oils and nourishing goat's milk mix leave your hands sparkling clean and totally hydrated (without the harsh chemicals that are in nearly every single kind of soap). Your skin will thank you, and shucks, you can just pass the thanks on to our goats!
Bye bye eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin, and rashes. And HELLO health! Now, time for some jumping jacks.