How many skincare products is too much?
With the market for skin products constantly evolving, the consumers are intrigued by new products that are being launched. Therefore, in several instances, a wrong combination of skin products is chosen, or excessive use of products can result in several skin complications.
For instance, when a person tends to use a combination of exfoliants, the user can cause excessive irritation on the skin due to acids present in them. Not only this, but they can cause dryness, irritation, breakouts, and cracked skin.
Not only this but using too many products at a time can lead to a reaction between the ingredients of the products which in return, causes allergic reactions to the skin. In addition to this, come ingredients lose their efficiency when combined with other ingredients. For instance, products with retinol cannot be combined with products containing ascorbic acid as in this case, both the ingredients lose their efficiency.
Therefore, when choosing the products, it is inevitable to choose products that are only necessary to be added to the skin regimen. Adding any extra products can not only make you waste money but more importantly affect the skin adversely. Therefore, it is advised to not use the products that are not required by your skin and come up with a careful combination to suit the needs of the skin.
Steps to ensure the safety of skin care products:
When one gets an issue with their skin or they want to generally improve the texture of their skin, they need not get on the bandwagon and just apply whatever is popular. A careful approach needs to be taken whenever choosing a product and then applying it. Bearing in mind that not all products can fit your skincare needs, do take into consideration the following suggestions to ensure the skincare product is safe for your skin:
- Choose the ingredients that you are familiar with. New ingredients cannot always suit your skin and cause an adverse reaction.
- Choose the products that are free of harmful preservatives such as paraben, Phenoxyethanol, and benzyl alcohol as they tend to disrupt functions of the body.
- Choose products that are free of artificial or unnecessary fragrances.
- Do not choose products that have petroleum products such as mineral oil, petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, and Polysorbates as they tend to contaminate carcinogens and cause allergic reactions.
- Once you finally buy a product, always apply it on a patch of your skin before going for a complete application to ensure it does not cause an allergic reaction. If the allergic reaction turns out negative, you can proceed with the product or give it up.