Many of us are conscious about what we’re putting into our bodies, through the food we eat, but we can sometimes forget that what we put onto our skin is just as important. This is an even bigger issue for the little people in our lives. I know most mums are concerned about their children and chemicals and interested creating a healthier home for their children.
The skin is largest organ we have. It lives and breathes, and is actually porous at a microscopic level. Some substances can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream through the millions of tiny openings in your skin and unlike your stomach, which has enzymes to break down chemicals your food, your skin is not equipped to deal with the nasty chemicals it is exposed to.
Children and chemicals
Children and babies are more vulnerable to the potentially harmful effects of nasty chemicals. This is because the delicate skin of babies and young children is about five times thinner than an adults. Infant skin is still developing it’s natural protective barrier until they are at least 12 months old. It is also a lot more permeable than an adults, meaning it more