Avoid Skin Care Toxins With Holistic Medicine


Beauty may only be skin deep, but harmful toxins penetrate our skin from many skin care products that can cause adverse reactions leaving us vulnerable to long-term health issues. A holistic approach to health and wellness requires taking a look at your body as a whole which includes everything you put into it. That includes what you eat and drink as well as the products that you rub into your skin.

As part of our approach to holistic medicine in Springfield Missouri, we are happy to announce that we are now carrying EleSpa products in our office. The addition of this organic line to our offerings is yet another step we are taking to proactively protect our patients from harmful toxins hidden in things we use every day.

While it’s understandable to assume that anything you can buy in a supermarket would be proven to be safe for your body, the United States actually has very lax skin care product regulations. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, “Neither the law nor FDA regulations require specific tests to demonstrate the safety of individual products or ingredients. The law also does not require cosmetic companies to share their safety information with FDA.”

Because the law doesn’t require it, many skin care companies choose not to share their additives. According to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, only an estimated 35 to 40 percent of the companies report their ingredients to the FDA. That’s why it’s important to do your research to ensure the skin care products you use are not full of toxins.

Toxins in Skin Care

Many of the most common chemicals in skin care products are parabens. Parabens – otherwise known as methylparabens, propylparabens, butylparabens, and ethylparabens – preserve shelf-life for products.

A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients found that 75-90% of skin care products contain parabens. Parabens can act like estrogen in the body. This disrupts the natural hormonal balance. They’ve been linked to breast cancer and can also cause reproductive and fertility issues.

Another surprisingly common and potentially unsafe additive is fragrance. The FDA doesn’t require skin care products to be specific about which ingredients were included to mask odor. Often, the chemicals used to disguise an unpleasant odor and hidden in the ingredients list as “fragrances” can cause allergies, hormone disruption and lead to bigger health problems including reproductive issues and infertility. The American Academy of Dermatology found that fragrances are also one of the top causes of contact dermatitis.

A Healthy Skin Care Solution

ElaSpa provides the finest professional and medical skincare products and devices, which capture the essence of European tradition in skincare with scientific advancements, proprietary formulations, and unsurpassed results.

ElaSpa products are designed by a team of researchers, dermatologists and spa therapists with your health in mind. Their products contain medical grade ingredients ensuring therapeutic results.

By utilizing innovative, patented technologies, ElaSpa creates blends of highly effective botanical extracts drawn from over 100 carefully selected, potent natural ingredients. Importantly, their products are also free of parabens, GMO, paraffins, synthetic colourants, fragrances or oils, nano-particles, skin-irritating mineral oils, and radiated ingredients.

The natural and organic ingredients in ElaSpa assure the natural structure and renewal processes of your skin. Their retail products are also designed to help maintain healthy and youthful skin on a daily basis as part of a holistic medicine routine.

Additionally, because your skin requires unique care, ElaSpa’s comprehensive skin care system allows for customised treatments to bring your skin to its optimum glow.

Kare Health & Wellness is one of only a handful of locations in the United States that carries ElaSpa’s exclusive and powerful products. Since their products have the highest known level of concentrated active ingredients, one drop goes a long way. Our clinicians can work with you to discern the appropriate products and quantity for your health.

If you’re interested in learning more about the naturally organic and highly effective skin care products that ElaSpa offers, reach out to Kare Health and Wellness in Springfield, Missouri at 417-881-4994. Our holistic medicine practitioners can work with you to find the best products for you and your skin.

Keri Sutton - RN, MSN, ANP-C, AGPCNP-BC

Keri is a Nurse Practitioner and founder at Kare Health & Wellness. Keri's pursuit of personal answers to her own health issues landed her in the top of Functional Medicine. As she utilized functional Medicine to get her own health and life back, she made it her life's work to bring this empowering form of healthcare to as many people as she can.

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