Skin Wellness TRANSITION to SURVIVORSHIP Workshop Resource Sheet

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Thursday, June 23, 2016, Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center, Betty Lou Ourisman Reception area

Re Event: Transition to Wellness, an informative survivorship workshop, targeted at assisting new survivors to understand and overcome the challenges that may face  them the first year following treatment, will be held on Thursday, June 23 at 6:00pm in the Betty Lou Ourisman Reception area ground floor Lombardi. 

Thank you to Denise O'Neill and the lovely group of women who I enjoyed meeting and sharing how to care for the largest organ in and on your body -- your SKIN. Below are resources shared in the meeting for assisting in the path to wellness.  Thank you for sharing and allowing me to be part of your journey.

Resources Shared:

SKIN IT ABSORBS

http://www.downtoearth.org/health/general-health/your-skin-it-absorbs 

Watchdogs for Skin Care/Cosmetic Safety

EWG’s Skin Deep App http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/top-tips-for-safer-products/

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: http://www.safecosmetics.org

The EU has banned more than 1,300 ingredients, while the U.S. has banned or restricted only 11. The entire list can be found here.

FDA Skin Care Banned Ingredients: http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceRegulation/LawsRegulations/ucm127406.htm

Europe Banned Ingredients: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/

Confusing Skin Care Label Terminology

Natural: Can be used for anything and everything, not necessarily "natural."

The USDA has identified for three categories of labeling organic products:

100% Organic: Made with 100% organic ingredients

Organic: Made with at least 95% organic ingredients

Made With Organic Ingredients: Made with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients with strict restrictions on the remaining 30% including no GMOs (genetically modified organisms)

Products with less than 70% organic ingredients may list organically produced ingredients on the side panel of the package, but may not make any organic claims on the front of the package.

Permanent Makeup

Tattoo Eyeliner/Eyebrows: Mai at Inari Salon: www.inarisalon.com  

Essential Oils

The soul of the plant. Amazing healing properties.

https://www.amazon.com/Aromatherapy-Bible-Definitive-Guide-Essential/dp/1402730063

For example, Chamomile, the principal constituents: The most important part is azulene, a fatty aromatic substance which is anti-inflammatory and promotes rapid healing of skin problems ...