As we were talking, we were discussing sickness and skin. It lead to me coming up with a great idea for a post: what the human skin absorbs!
Think for a moment all of the things your skin comes into contact with. On a normal day I come in contact with hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, household cleaning products, my pets, food, and probably many other things. But, do you ever think about how much of those chemicals are absorbed to the inside of your body?! Washing your hands gets away the surface dirt, but can't get rid of what gets beyond your skin.
Some people say that up to 60% of what you come into contact with is absorbed into the body. This includes hair dyes and the nail polish remover which are both pretty harsh chemicals, as well as perfume and make-up.
So, with this in mind, it is pretty scary the kinds of things we are allowing our bodies to come in contact with.
I found this chart from Natural Healthy Concepts that lists some top things to keep away from our skin.