Dermatologists Warn: Never Put These 10 Things To Your Face
A lot of people do not know that the cosmetic industry is not properly regulated. The FDA does not request approval before skincare products are released on the market.
You might be surprised by this. It is obvious that the regulatory agency that is responsible for protecting the health of almost 400 million people thinks it is not worth to make examination on the products which are designed for the skin – the most porous and largest organ in the human body. Anyhow, since they do not want to finish their job, we present you 10 products that you should avoid putting on your face and skin.
1. PHYSICAL EXFOLIANTS
Meghan O’Brien is a dermatologist and she says that physical exfoliation might cause dryness and irritation, mostly in the winter season. If you use abrasive wipes or pads you might also irritate and worsen certain skin conditions including eczema and acne.
2. MINERAL OIL
Dendy Engelman, is MD, and works in the Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in New York City, claims that mineral oil might clog pores and this might cause acneiform eruptions (they are acne which look like deep skin lesions), milia (small cysts on the skin), blackheads, all of which are undesirable results.
Commonly-used mineral oils have liquid petroleum, liquid paraffin, white mineral oil, paraffin oil, petroleum oil, petrolatum liquid, paraffinum liquidum and white oil.
3. REGULAR SOAP
Dermatologists do not like the use of “old school” bar soaps. You should never use regular soap instead of a body cleanser. The reason is because regular soap can strip the skin of some very important nutrients; it has unnatural and harsh chemicals and it deprives the skin from the essential moisture and the skin is dry, rough and itchy.
Most skin-care products are full of artificial fragrances and the problem is that all of these fragrances can cause skin irritation or breakouts. Moreover, the Environmental Working Group thinks that allergies appear because of fragrance and they also link it with reproductive problems, dermatitis, as well as respiratory distress.
You should be aware that they use the word “fragrance” for masking the proprietary formula of the brand. This is written on different products including conditioners, body wash, perfumes, cologne and moisturizers.
5. COARSE FACE SCRUBS
You should not use abrasive face scrubs. People who use them are those who are prone to acne, but you won’t do anything if you try to scrub them away.
In order to avoid skin irritation, you should use a wash that has a cream-texture with your hands and use a washcloth to pat it dry.
6. SELF-MICRONEEDLING DEVICES
There is a big risk of getting an infection from using these devices as they can make tiny holes in your skin. All of these unnatural holes can disrupt the natural foundation of the skin and if you want to do microneeding you should do it with an expert.
7. HOME CHEMICAL PEEL KITS
All of these chemical peeling kits that can be used at home are inexpensive way and expeditious way to have a flawless skin, you should know that it comes with different risks. It can scar the skin, cause blisters, allergic reaction, as well as swelling and that is why you should always consult a dermatologist.
Bulges, skin sags and other wrinkles mostly do not react good to chemical peeling. It is recommended to advice with a dermatologic surgeon in order to determine the best treatment.
8. PERMANENT, INJECTED FILLERS
One of the most poisonous substances you can inject in your skin is botox.
You should never use a permanent filler to inject in the skin, because if there is a complication it will be forever. This means if you get firmness or redness you won’t be able to reverse it and you will have it forever.
9. ALCOHOL-BASED SKIN PRODUCTS
You should also read the label of products and avoid buying products that contain alcohol. When it is absorbed in the skin it will cause irritation and it will dry the skin out. Other problems can be appearance of eczema, acne and rosacea. You should buy toners that are water based.
It is okay to use it on the head, but a lot of people use it on their body when they do not have regular body cleaner. However, shampoos are for hair cleaning and not for skin cleaning. You should not use it for the skin as it contains surfactants which satisfactorily remove oil, dirt and skin from the hair. However, they are very harsh and dangerous to be absorbed in the skin.