Beauty is not easy for everyone, even ancient Egyptians knew how to use a copper-oxidized paste for eye makeup although this dangerous ingredient would lead to irritation. and insomnia.
Although the cosmetic industry is constantly changing and evolving day by day, some beauty products can still undermine people’s efforts to achieve healthy and flawless skin. Let’s take a look at popular skin care products that can do more harm than good.
Exfoliants have coarse particles
Regular exfoliation (daily or weekly) can damage everyone’s skin. This product is corrosive to remove the outermost layer of the skin and damages the skin’s natural barrier from the environment. After exfoliation, the skin may be temporarily dry, oil-free, but then it will release more oil to compensate for dry skin.
Some acne treatments
Treating acne topically can cause skin dryness and irritation. Although these symptoms are usually temporary, the skin can be itchy or even flaky. Some oral acne medications can have more serious side effects. For example, antibiotics can upset your stomach or cause dizziness.
Gua sha stone
Gua sha stone skin massage has many benefits such as improving blood circulation and relieving neck pain. However, rubbing your skin with a massage device can cause small blood vessels near the skin’s surface to rupture. This can lead to mild bruising and bleeding.
The dry brush method is great for exfoliating the skin, but it is not suitable for everyone. Dry brushes can irritate sensitive skin or cause excessively dry skin. People with dermatitis, including skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, should avoid using a dry brush as it can lead to infection.
Wet wipes with alcohol
Many people use alcohol soaked towels to wipe their faces because it gives the skin a cleansing feel. But in fact, it removes the necessary oil from the skin, activates sebum production and makes acne worse.
Using chemical exfoliants more than once a week could be damaging the natural oil barrier that covers people’s skin. Using products with chemical ingredients can lead to inflammation and acne. The “harsh” ingredients in chemical exfoliants can remove too much of the skin, causing it to become red and irritated.
Acne peels can remove blackheads, clean pores, sebaceous glands and dead skin cells. The ingredients inside the pores are responsible for maintaining a healthy oil balance in the skin. When they are removed, dirt and bacteria can easily reach the pores, leading to acne and inflammation.
Huong Giang (Source: Bright Side)