Avoid these harmful skincare ingredients in beauty routine as we may not aware but they can cause skin damage and premature ageing.
When it comes to skincare, it is important to be aware of the ingredients in the products that we use as there are several harmful ingredients that we should avoid, especially if we have sensitive skin and some of these ingredients include harsh fragrances, parabens and sulfates. Some are struggling with skin issues caused by the use of harmful skincare ingredients because while there are many products on the market that promise to improve the look and feel of your skin, not all ingredients are created equal and some common ingredients in skincare products can be harmful or even contribute to skin damage and premature ageing.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Debeshi Bhattacharjee, Clinical Cosmetologist, Medical Head and Founder of Lueur Aesthetics, highlighted that there are ingredients that we may not be aware of, such as skin lightening ingredients like hydroquinone and steroid-based creams, which should only be used under a doctor’s prescription. She shared, “Hydroquinone is a popular ingredient in skin lightening products, but long-term use of this ingredient can cause thinning and sensitivity of the skin. Steroid-based creams, when used without prescription, can also cause similar problems.
The skincare expert added, “Another harmful ingredient to be aware of is mercury. Some Chinese skincare products may contain this ingredient, which can lead to skin sensitivity and other serious health problems.
Dr Debeshi Bhattacharjee insisted that by choosing products that are gentle and nourishing, we can help to protect and enhance our skin’s natural beauty.