Products that Shouldn’t Touch your Face
Even though there are so many products out there for your skin, many try all sorts on their face in the hope of a miracle cure. But there are products that you shouldn’t put on your face.
Toothpaste is not great for Pimples
When it comes to pimples we all look for a quick solution. An idea popped up that said that toothpaste works on pimples, but this is not a good idea.
The idea probably came about because many types of toothpaste contain triclosan, which is an antibacterial ingredient, which is found in soaps, body wash and deodorants. Triclosan is able to kill bacteria and is included in acne treatments, but it is used as a preservative not as an active ingredient.
Toothpaste though contains ingredients that can irritate the skin especially delicate skin. If you use toothpaste on an inflamed pimple that it can cause further redness and irritation.
The fact is toothpaste can make your pimple look worse then better.
Body Soap or Lotion Should Not Go On Your Face
People generally think that that they are able to use the same products on their body and face, but this is not true. This doesn’t work because the skin on your face and body are different and also the products that have been made for your face and body are made with different ingredients, which are not compatible on all our skin.
The skin on your face is always exposed to the elements, which then makes it more vulnerable to damage that is caused by the environment and it is more sensitive.
Faces have a higher concentration of oil glands compared to the rest of our body.
Body lotions have heavier ingredients like petroleum jelly. These heavier ingredients can clog your pores. Also body lotions usually have a fragrance that can irritate your face. Soap that is made for your body can dry your skin out and cause irritation.
Other Products that Don’t Belong on Your Face
Hair products can clog your pores up and hair spray can dry your skin out.
Lemon juice is highly acidic and shouldn’t be put on your face as it can cause irritation and burns.