Question: I have sensitive skin so I switched to all natural products made with sustainable ingredients. Now my skin has actually gotten worse. My doctor wants me to use a steroid cream to clear it up. Do you have a healthier solution?
Answer: This is the third email with a similar problem that has shown up in my mail box this spring.The sad truth is that almost anything can irritate the skin.While natural and sustainable ingredients sound healthier and less irritating than products formulated with chemicals, a new ingredient made from sustainable ingredients has been named “Allergen of the Year” by the American Contact Dermatitis Society.
Called Alkyl Glucoside, it is made from coconut oil and simple starches like potato, corn, or wheat. It sounds like the perfect ingredient if you care … Continue Reading… →
Many derms believe that make-up and skin care products are key triggers for adult breakouts. Dubbed Acne Cosmetica, it is usually seen around the mouth, chin and jaw line. There are three ways that an anti-aging product can cause teenage problems:
1. Too Rich in Oil–
It’s probably not news that heavy, oily beauty aids can block pores and provoke problems. Some oils cause more problems than others. Lanolin is at the top of the list, closely followed by cocoa butter, mineral oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. If you’ve had frequent breakouts, best bet would be to go oil-free.
The perfume additives that are used to scent a product have a long history of driving acne eruptions. They create inflammation and it’s this irritation which leads to a series of events in … Continue Reading… →