Our skin is the largest organ of our body and it is our first line of defense against harmful toxins in the air and water. It readily absorbs toxins into our blood stream when not protected.
Many years ago, I attended Massachuetts College of Art and majored in Painting. I painted with Oils and loved to use my gloveless hands to help my paintings along. It was part of my ‘skill’, a swipe with my pinky, a dab with my thumb and as a result, my hands aged. They were cracked, dry, yellowing and wrinkly. Many oil paints use pigments that are known carcinogens. There was a movement at that time for all to start wearing gloves when painting. I did, reluctantly.. It just didn’t feel the same. For me painting is a type of unconstrained freedom, an emotional release and to feel latex gloves on my hands took some of the enjoyment away.
We have been told over the years that the sun is bad for our skin. Our solution has been to wear the strongest sunscreen or sunblock, wear hats and sunglasses. My son’s Dr. told us that his ‘freckles’ are sun damage. My husband is obsessed about slathering him in sunblock even the ones we know are now toxic. It is a constant battle. I show him the studies proving that ‘freckles’ or Angel Kisses as I like to call them are in fact genectic and explain to him why they are misconstrued to be sun damage. After all – I am covered in freckles too and I grew up in the North East — not very much sun exposure but around the age of 5, I still developed freckles.
Studies now show that the chemicals in sunscreen actually cause more cancer than they prevent. As a whole our society is becoming Vitamin D deficient and we struggle with things like Hypothyroidism, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and Depression. In places like Alaska it is proven that many struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder during the dark months due to lack of sunshine.
I am here to say the sun is good! Over exposure is bad. So protect yourself naturally with Young Living Oils. Its ok to let the sunshine in – just make sure its a little at a time.