9 PRODUCTS TO NEVER PUT ON YOUR FACE
1. PHYSICAL EXFOLIANTS
physical exfoliation can lead to irritation and dryness, especially in colder months,”
2. MINERAL OIL
This can lead to (acne resembling deep skin lesions), blackheads, milia (small skin cysts) – very undesirable results.”
3. REGULAR SOAP
regular soap strips the skin of essential nutrients; uses harsh, unnatural chemicals, and deprives the skin of essential moisture “leaving it rough, dry, and itchy.”
The majority of skin-care products contain some form of artificial fragrance. The problem is these fragrances often lead to breakouts and skin irritation.
5. COARSE FACE SCRUBS
“There is no reason to use abrasive face scrubs,” says Brooke Jackson, MD, Founder and Medical Director of Skin Wellness Dermatology Associates in Durham, North Carolina. “Most people who try them are acne patients, and you don’t scrub acne away.”
To avoid skin irritation, Dr. Jackson recommends using a cream-textured wash; using the hands to wash the face and a washcloth to dry off.
6. HOME CHEMICAL PEEL KITS
While at-home chemical peeling kits may seem like an expeditious and relatively inexpensive way to achieve flawless skin, it carries some significant risks. Scarring of the skin, blistering, swelling and allergic reaction are good reasons to consult with a dermatologist beforehand.
7. INJECTED, PERMANENT FILLERS
Looking at you, Botox. While certainly not the only substance used for injection, Botox is “the most acutely poisonous substance known to man,”
8. ALCOHOL-BASED SKIN PRODUCTS
, when absorbed by the skin, not only dries and irritates it; but may cause skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rosacea.
shampoo is designed to clean your hair, not your skin,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.Shampoo cleaners are too harsh to be absorbed by the skin.