6 Products Dermatologists would Never use on their Skin
We often share our Dermatologists’ preferred routines and products. But what about the things they NEVER use?
Can cause severe allergic contact dermatitis
Can even cause anaphylaxis!
Studies show only antibacterial soap, water and vaseline are needed to prevent infections
#2: Ivory Soap
Contains harsh surfactants
Can strip away skin barrier leaving behind tight, itchy, irritated skin
May contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which will dry and irritate the skin
Typical ingredients in toothpaste like alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can dry up acne, but also leave the skin extremely irritated
Overly dry skin → overproduction & overcompensation of oil glands → oily skin → more breakouts !
They don’t work - don’t go deep enough to penetrate skin to the level needed
Can harbour harmful bacterial, which can cause skin infections
Can trigger rosacea, eczema or melasma
Increased risk of scarring
#5: Lemon Juice
Very acidic, alters pH of skin, can damage epidermis and lead to inflammation/scars
Can make you more sensitive to the sun, resulting in burning more easily or a dark rash called phytophotodermatitis
#6: Harsh Physical Exfoliators
Scrubs with large particles, crushed nut or beads are too aggressive for the skin
Leads to uneven exfoliation
Increases inflammation and disrupts the skin barrier
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