For us, the skin is an extensive organ of our body that fulfills functions as important as protecting against chemical or toxic attacks from the environment and against pathogenic microorganisms.
In addition to acting as a filter against ultraviolet radiation, the skin also acts as a thermoregulator of the hydro-electrolyte balance of body fluids, maintaining and regulating body temperature.
The skin is directly connected to the most important nerve centers in the brain to transmit touch, pressure, temperature and pain through receptors and nerve endings; and good proof of this is the transcendental connection that nerves and skin diseases have. This connection is very evident in dermatitis and diseases such as psoriasis, although, without having to resort to the pathological, it will be enough for us to think about the ease with which we can blush when faced with an embarrassing situation or how easily we have to sweating excessively when we are nervous about some cause.
For all these obvious reasons, we consider that the skin deserves the same treatment as the rest of our organs, and that if for our body a diet based on saturated fat, processed food and animal protein is not the most advisable, it is not advisable to use products processed in a laboratory to nourish and care for our skin.
Following the Ayurvedic philosophy, “never put something on your skin that you cannot eat” and following the philosophy of yesteryear and of great specialists in dietetics of today’s society such as: Michael Pollan, author of the “Omnivore’s Dilemma” who as a dietary indication subscribes: “If it comes from a plant, eat it, if it was manufactured in a plant, don’t eat it”; or the authors of the plant-based diet “The Plant-Based Diet” book; or “the diet based on whole foods of plant origin” that Dr. Michael Greger promotes from his Nutritionfacts.org page and in his famous book “How not to die” …we subscribe to this idea of “nutrition for the skin”.