It is undoubted that with the hope of having clear, smooth skin, that you never put some kinds of things on your face is just as vital as what you do in several cases. Durham, NC-based dermatologist Brooke Jackson, MD shares: “People bring in bags and bags of products they’ve tried,” and “But less is often more with skincare.” Montclair, NJ dermatologist Jeanine Downie, MD, adds that what is able to make your face irritated and make a pessimistic condition is to slather on each latest wonder cream. Furthermore, a check-in with a derm plays a vital role in assisting you to find out the most perfect total plan to take care of your skin. It is evident that there are certain doubtful products and tools which manifold dermatologists hope you to avoid them. Below are the products they think that they are not suitable for you or bring negative effects because they can have pessimistic effects on your skin.
At-home chemical peels
Here is the opinion of Angela Lamb, MD, Dermatologist, The Mount Sinai Hospital relating to the product mentioned above: “I NEVER put strong chemical peels on my face at home. Sometimes people buy medical-grade peels online that are too strong for home use. I’ve seen bad results, such as redness and too much peeling than can lead to long-term scarring and discoloration. They also sometimes cause allergic reactions.”
According to Jeanine Downie, MD, Director of Image Dermatology in Montclair, NJ, she says: “I stay away from using a loofah or a buf puf on my face. They are too abrasive and can actually irritate your skin. I have underlying acne and eczema and these sponges–which also tend to attract bacteria—can make both conditions worse.”
Moisturizers with collagen
Interestingly, when having been asked about Moisturizers with collagen, S. Manjula Jegasothy, MD, CEO and Founder of Miami Skin Institute, shares naturally that “Frankly, I believe that the collagen molecule is too large to work as a topical. The active ingredient does not penetrate the skin, so you’re just getting an overly expensive moisturizer.
Abrasive face scrubs
Under Brooke Jackson’s eyes, the Founder and Medical Director of Skin Wellness Dermatology Associates in Durham, NC add: “There is no reason to use abrasive face scrubs, which can be irritating and induce hyperpigmentation. Most people who try them are acne patients and you can’t scrub acne away. Your face is being irritated unnecessarily. Instead, I cleanse with a creamy wash using my hands then I use a washcloth to wipe the cleanser off (don’t scrub).”
At-home microneedling products
It is important to note that Ava Shamban, MD, a dermatologist in Beverly Hills and author of Heal Your Skin, shares her perspective frankly: “I feel there’s so much risk of infection from these devices because they create all those tiny holes in the skin. Your skin barrier function is compromised. We do microneedling with radio frequency in the office, but it is in a controlled, cleaner environment so it is safer.”