10 Things You Should Never Put On Your Face

10 Things You Should Never Put On Your Face

The skincare industry is not properly managed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many of these beauty products does not require examination prior to distribution on the market. To help preserve your beauty, let’s discuss some of the things that dermatologists actually suggest not to use on your face.

  1. Physical Exfoliants. Meghan O’Brien, MD (New York City)
    • …physical exfoliation can cause irritation and dryness, particularly in colder months. Abrasive pads or wipes can also lead to skin condition such as eczema and acne.
  2. Injection of permanent solutions. Debra Jaliman (Dermatologist)
    • Injections such a Botox are well known for the miraculously tighten the skin. However it can cause other irritations, such as bruising etc. This dermatologist hinted to complications that could be irreversible.
  3. Mineral Oil. Dendy Engelman (Dermatologist)
    • Mineral oil can clog your pores. Clog pores could lead to blackheads or even cysts on the skin. Liquid paraffin, liquid petroleum, paraffin oil, paraffin liquid, petrolatum liquid, petroleum oil, white mineral oil and white oil are some of the more common-used mineral oils.
  4. Aggressive Soaps.
    • Some soaps can dry out your skin. They can strip the skin of important nutrients that provides moisture. Look for soaps that have natural products such as vegetable glycerine or olive oil.
  5. Micro-needling at home.
    • Micro-needling is done with an electric pen that has several micro-needles which injects substances to stimulate the skin. It is used to boost collagen production.  However when done without medical assistance one could cause damages such as cutting their skin.
  6. Home Chemical Peel Kits.
    • While these kits are often times inexpensive with promises of flawless skin. Some complication can arise, such as skin irritation, blistering and even allergic reactions.  Chemical peeling does not respond well with skin bags, bulges and more severe wrinkles.
  7. Fragances.
    • Many skin-care products contain some kind of artificial fragrance which can lead to skin irritation. Perfumes, moisturizers,cologne, body wash and conditioner are among the list of where fragrances can be found. Some of these fragrances could lead to reproductive problems and even respiratory diseases.
  8. Coarse Face Scrubs. Brooke Jackson (Dermatologist)
    • Dr. Jackson points out that many people with acne or skin problems tend to use coarse face scrubs thinking it will help. In fact they are causing more damage to the skin. Dr. Jackson suggest using a gentle cream and your hands to clean your face.
  9. Alcohol-based products.
    • Check your labels before buying any products. Alcohol in products can lead to dry skin and cause skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema.
  10. Shampoos.
    • Shampoos are meant to remove build up on the hair, such as oil, dirt etc.  Shampoo is too aggressive to be used on the face. If you do not have your regular cleanser then just use water.

Source Credit: Health & Heldi via YouTube

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