I’m going to let you in on a secret. A concept perhaps you haven’t considered. CDC and FDA agencies do not have the time to run tests on all the skincare products introduced to the market. There is a high chance that the chemicals added to these products can destroy the epidermal layer of your skin in the long term use. Those public agencies couldn’t care less because having irritated skin or prone acne does not fall within the category of known risks worthy of conducting safety trials. Little do they know, it means the world to us!! And today, I’m allocating the time to encourage you to not only read the label of ingredients but study them. No one is going to come and point out to you that there are better alternatives. No one is going to look out for you and tell you, “ don’t you lose your hard-earned money on these sceptical products.” The key is to find a product with benefits that outweighs its side effects; otherwise, there is absolutely no use in purchasing it in the first place.
Peel off Black mask
There is no doubt that applying the black mask and peeling it off is one of the most useless fun activities we ever came across; however, I’m sure it is not worth tearing your skin apart or getting it all itchy and irritated. In addition, peeling masks off your face could actually lead to sagging facial skin eventually since you are deliberately causing a loss of elasticity. Make sense. Right? On the other hand, if you genuinely believe that the ingredients of this mask are food for your skin, then allow me to suggest a traditional safe removal technique that involves soaking a cotton pad with warm water instead. Be gentle with your skin.
I know. I have had my share of this product too, and I know that it can indeed reduce your acne scar, but honest to God, the side effect is not worth a dime. Here is what you might know about Bio oil. It contains liquid paraffin, which may cause severe cystic acne, taking weeks to get clear out. It is also filled with many elements used in fragrance ingredients such as Coumarin, Limonene, and Linalool. The scent of the fragrance in this product is quite obvious. Now you know the truth, folks! Bio oil is packed with harmful chemicals. It is up to you whether you want to keep using it and find an alternative.
Facial cleansing brush cleansers and exfoliators
I do not need to remind you that aggressive exfoliating will cause dryness to your beloved skin and, in some extreme scenarios, ruin your skin barrier, which is the fastest recipe in stimulating premature ageing. One more thing, do your very best not to use them as a makeup removal method since you might invite the makeup residue into your pores, and we all know what kind of catastrophe that could lead generate. Not to mention that the excessive use of these brutal brush cleansers will trigger melanin production and cause discolouration and hyperpigmentation in your face.
St. Ives Apricot Scrub
I’m not sure about the endgame they were trying to achieve when they added St. Ives Apricot scrub to the skincare shelves. I thought the goal was to take care of our skin, not to mime it. Why in the world will a skincare line add an actual visible crushed walnut shell as an ingredient to a product that could literally result in minor skin slits? This particular scrub could lead to numerous skin complications, including scars and inflammation to acne-prone skin.
The skincare industry is supposed to want to care for us, to throw their lot in for us, and to make us feel important. Our skin is supposed to be their number one priority. Anyway, we thank the stars for the countless options we can feed our skin.