Avoid Putting These 10 Things On Your Face
The regulatory agency The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not examine products before becoming available on the consumer market. This means that cosmetic industry is highly unregulated and not responsible for the health of nearly 400 million people.
Willing to do their job for them, we present you the ten products that dermatologists recommend to avoid putting on your skin and face.
10 Products To Never Put On Your Face
1. Physical exfoliants
Meghan O’Brien, MD, a dermatologist at Tribeca Park Dermatology in New York City claims that physical exfoliation causes irritation and dries the skin especially in winter. It can also provoke acne and eczema.
Her advice is to avoid it since it has been proven to herself and her patients.
2. Mineral oil
According to Dendy Engelman, MD, of Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in New York City mineral oil can clog pores. The use of it leads to acneiform eruptions, blackheads and milia.
The usual oils contain liquid paraffin, liquid petroleum, paraffin oil, paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum liquid, petroleum oil, white mineral oil, and white oil.
3. Regular soap
Ellen Marmur, MD, associate clinical professor in the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Whose advice is never to use a harsh, regular soap as a face or body cleanser as it contains unnatural chemicals leaving your skin dry, itchy and rough.
Most of the skin-care products contain some kind of artificial fragrance. You can find it in a lot of products such as perfume, moisturizers, conditioners, cologne and body wash.
Try to use them as much as you can as they often cause breakouts,skin irritation, allergies, dermatitis etc.
5. Face Scrubs
Most acne patients use these abrasive face scrubs, which is completely wrong. Brooke Jackson, MD, Founder and Medical Director of Skin Wellness Dermatology Associates in Durham, North Carolina says that you should never scrub acne away.
Instead he recommends a cream-textured wash, washing your face with your hands a drying it off with a washcloth.
6. Self-microneedling Devices
They create tiny holes in the skin and disrupt the skin’s natural foundation. So the risk of infection caused by these devices is high.
Instead, Dr. Ava Shamban, a Beverly Hills-based dermatologist and author of Heal Your Skin recommends professional microneedling as a safer method.
7. Chemical Peeling
Experts say that chemical peelings are not recommendable for your skin sags, bulges, and severe wrinkles. Some of the reasons to avoid this treatment are scarring of the skin, blistering, swelling and allergic reaction.
WebMD recommends consultating a dermatologic surgeon to determine the appropriate kind of treatment for your skin.
8. Injected, permanent fillers
Authors at the University of Warwick claim that Botox is the most dangerous substance ever to use. The complications that you can get are permanent.
New York City dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, warns that you can’t dissolve any of the lumps or bumps or redness or firmness. The only way to get rid of it is cutting it out,which leaves a scar.
9. Alcohol-based skin products
Alcohol-based skin products dry and irritate the skin and can cause skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rosacea. Water based essence or toner are recommendable since it doesn’t dry your skin out.
Never use shampoo to clean your skin. Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City says that shampoo cleaners are only for your hair use but are too harsh for the skin.