Get Your Skin In Shape with Tallow
Getting your skin in shape with tallow requires little effort.
As the New Year approaches, many of us mentally prepare to drop weight, quit smoking or improve our diet. Very few of us consider changing our skincare even though part of our intake includes the ingredients we use on our bodies.
Here's a crazy concept...this year, ditch those nasty bottles of unnatural lotion and resolve to start rubbing cow fat on your skin!
Cow Fat is Healthy Fat
Rendered (or purified) cow fat is known as tallow just as rendered pig fat is known as lard.
Tallow from grass-fed, grass-finished, organically-raised cows is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins shown to improve the look of your skin.
Furthermore, tallow and our skin's oil (sebum) work harmoniously with the body to infuse our cells with moisture. Some argue that tallow is the single best ingredient to use on your skin due to its fatty acid structure which closely resembles our own sebum.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, we are more like cows than coconut trees, therefore, our body responds positively to the fat from cows when applied to our skin.
Nefertem Skincare with Tallow Contains No Toxins
By switching to an organic, tallow-based skincare line, you naturally decrease your exposure to the dangerous chemicals found in the common, mass-produced skincare typically found in stores.
These chemicals may seem harmless, but in fact, they cause dangerous side effects that extend far beyond your outer shell. What is applied to your skin ultimately becomes part of your diet. Would you rather consume tallow or propylene glycol?
Studies Show We Ingest More Chemicals Than We Think
With tens of thousands of chemicals currently in use in the cosmetic industry, it's no wonder we have to be careful while choosing our skincare. Those small doses of facial cream, foot cream, body wash, and shampoo really add up.
A survey done by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and a coalition of environmental health organizations showed that "the average adult uses 9 personal care products each day, with 126 unique chemical ingredients. More than a quarter of all women and one of every 100 men use at least 15 products daily."
After examining the findings, they determined the following:
- 12.2 million adults – one of every 13 women and one of every 23 men – are exposed to ingredients that are known or probable human carcinogens every day through their use of personal care products.
- One of every 24 women, 4.3 million women altogether, are exposed daily to personal care product ingredients that are known or probable reproductive and developmental toxins, linked to impaired fertility or developmental harm for a baby in the womb or a child. These statistics do not account for exposures to phthalates that testing shows appear in an estimated three quarters of all personal care products but that, as components of fragrance, are not listed on product ingredient labels (EWG et al. 2002).
- One of every five adults are potentially exposed every day to all of the top seven carcinogenic impurities common to personal care product ingredients — hydroquinone, ethylene dioxide, 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, nitrosamines, PAHs, and acrylamide. The top most common impurity ranked by number of people exposed is hydroquinone, which is a potential contaminant in products used daily by 94 percent of all women and 69 percent of all men.
- Women use more products than men, and are exposed to more unique ingredients daily, but men use a surprisingly high number of products as well. The average woman uses 12 products containing 168 unique ingredients every day. Men, on the other hand, use 6 products daily with 85 unique ingredients, on average.
Get Your Skin Fit By Making the Switch to Tallow
Making the small switch to using tallow in your skincare routine can make a BIG impact.
Not only will you notice how incredible your skin looks and feels, you'll also be supporting companies who value using nature's gifts instead of harmful toxins.
So, resolve to get your skin in shape this year with a quality soap and moisturizer that contains grass-fed tallow, like ours.
Nefertem - Cleanse. Infuse. Reflect. Evolve.