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Does my skin absorb chemicals?

Yes, your skin is the largest organ in your body and you absorb chemicals into your body through your skin (think skin patches).  Some chemicals absorb a lot more easily than others.  Many just penetrate the skin, but do not absorb totally into the body.  However, it is estimated that the average woman can absorb up to 60% of what is put on her skin, and in babies this is much higher as their skin is so much thinner.

Make up is one of the worst offenders, as is nail polish.  Do protect yourself by looking at the labels and by buying natural and organic whenever possible.

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