My Favorite Skin Care

You’ve heard it before, “your skin tells your story”. When it comes to mold exposure, this couldn’t be more true.

Mold is hard on your skin. Whether you’re actively being exposed, or dealing with a past exposure, mold leaves its legacy on your skin.

Our skin is an incredible sponge. It absorbs whatever we put on it. When you put on lotion, it doesn’t evaporate, it absorbs.

We know this is true for mold, for instance in the story from my book with the hockey player who became mold sick from moldy hockey pads and skates. Or in cases where babies have become sick from moldy bath toys.

What you put on your skin matters!

Are you certain the products you’re using are clean? Or is your skin care adding to your toxic load?

Most skin care products contain chemical ingredients I can’t even pronounce. These absorb right through your skin, adding to your toxic burden, and complicating your mold recovery.

The Spa Dr. Natural Skin Care line is verified clean by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

When most people think of mold, they think of mold allergies – sneezing, runny nose, and sinus congestion. You may be wondering what mold allergies have to do with the appearance of your skin. It turns out, you can have a skin allergy to mold spores. Skin allergies to mold may cause skin conditions like eczema, allergic dermatitis, or chronic itchiness. These are the symptoms from being around mold spores. But there’s more to this story.

Just like true beauty is more than skin deep, so is the mold story. The mold-skin story goes beyond mold spores. You see, allergies are a reaction to mold spores. But many mold-skin reactions are actually from the chemicals that mold off-gasses, called mycotoxins. Mold emits these toxins into your indoor air. You absorb them into your body simply by breathing that toxic air, causing skin issues that express from the inside out.

Mold mycotoxins induce effects in your body that cause your skin to lean towards its least-desired skin tendency. That’s right, mold highlights your skin’s worst attributes. Do you tend toward acne? Well then, mold will push this tendency to deep cystic acne. Do you tend toward dryness and wrinkles? Well then, mold will push this tendency to deeper wrinkling and rapidly expanding age-spots. Tack on a little mold allergy inflammation and you have a recipe for ultra sensitive, reactive skin. Total bummer!

In short, I use this skin care because:

  • It’s clean.
  • It’s nourishing.
  • It’s effective. You know that clear glow? That’s from a clean diet – and clean skin care.
  • It smells amazing!
  • I like the pump. I don’t have to wonder how many finger beasties are growing in the jar because there’s no dipping.
  • The sample kit is great for travel.
  • It’s EWG verified.

If you want to make sure that the products you’re applying to your skin are clean, check out The Spa Dr.