Not all beauty products are meant to bought. Some needs to be ignored. Because they can harm the skin. Let’s check out the list :

  1. LOOFAH: It can be bought. But never use it on daily basis. Use it maximum once a week . Loofah use creates micro injuries to skin. When used on daily basis , accumulative skin damage can lead to amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is kind of skin pigmentation. Worst part, once it comes , it does not respond to treatment. Prevention is the cure.
  1. HAIR REMOVAL CREAMS: Never ever use them. Their use can cause skin pigmentation. Hair removal creams are very strong chemicals. Thus, they irritate the skin. Discolouration can happen even after single use. In certain people it may happen after multiple use.
  2. RAZORS: Avoid razors for hair removal . Especially for fine hair on face. Hair growth becomes thicker after razor. Don’t be afraid to us them before laser hair reduction. Because laser is ultimately killing the hair permanently. So , switch to other methods for hair removal like waxing or laser.
  3. PIMPLE POPPER MACHINES : Where the hell did they find their way on amazon ? I was surprised to see them. Every dermatologist would advise you not to burst the pimple. Else, they would surely leave a scar.

  1. SKIN WHITENING CREAMS : Detanning can happen. That’s what one should aim for. Detanning also improves complexion. Skin whitening creams should be avoided , especially the ones containing steroids. Steroid application may initially brighten up your skin , but would finally damage it. It may also darken it . Check out for momtasone, fluticonasole etc. in ingredients. Avoid the cream if these steroids are present. Many brands may not mention there presence in ingredients , but may have added in formulation. Thus, stay away from fairness creams. No cream can cause fairness.

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Plethora of skin care products are available in market. Right knowledge of the ingredients can help one choose the right products. Skin need is different at different ages. After 30 is the perfect time to start anti ageing regimen. Let me tell you which ingredients shall one look out for.

Morning routine: 

  1. Wash face with SLS free soaps or face wash. SLS is a strong chemical present in soaps, which damages the skin in long run.
  2. Apply a serum or cream containing the following two ingredients:
  3. Hyaluronic acid : It’s a transparent gel already present in our skin. It absorbs 1000 times more water. Thus, keeps the skin hydrated. Also gives the much desired glow to skin. 1 to 2% should be present.
  4. Vitamin C : Also known as ascorbic acid. 15 to 20 percent should be present. It helps skin make new collagen . collagen is the main building block of skin. When it weakens with age, skin becomes loose and friable. Also it reduces facial pigmentation.
  5. On top of you can apply  moisturizer, in case of dry skin. Do a one minute self massage every time you apply a moisturizer. this helps one age gracefully by increasing the blood flow.
  6. Make up can be applied last.

Night routine:

  1. Wash face with SLS free soaps or face wash.
  2. Remove make up with cotton dabbed in alcohol free rose water . Don’t use the commercial make up removers. Avoid as much chemical exposure as possible.
  3. Apply retinoid or tretinoin containing anti – ageing cream. Retinoids is the main ingredient of any anti ageing cream. It’s responsible for collagen boasting in skin. All other ingredients like mulberry extract etc. are adjuvents. They are present good, if not it’s perfectly fine. Don’t use if planning pregnancy, or pregnant.
  4. Moisturizer

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