The shelves can look like an endless array of flashy products that capture our attention with, “new formula” this and, “anti-aging” that. For the most part, it’s all just a marketing gimmick and we all happen to fall for it once in a while.
Unless you’re a trained professional or have some background in Chemistry then it’s hard not to get confused! So how do you choose good skincare products that’ll actually do you good? Keep reading ahead 🙂
Let’s focus on the basics because here at DMP Health we try offer the best information on health and skincare in an easier to understand format. So lets begin with the things you should look for when purchasing a new anything product for your skin.
Anything marketed for, “Sensitive Skin” is a good sign that the product has been formulated in consideration to, you guessed it, those who have a sensitive skin type. You can rest assured that albeit a very rare instance, those who are most sensitive to basically everything can feel okay to put this on their skin although I’d recommend patch testing first anyway just in case!
Look For These Words On Packets, Bottles, Tubes and Tubs
- Fragrance Free
- Oil Free
- Soap Free
- Dye Free
- Non – Comedogenic
- No Parabens
Dermatologically Tested is okay, but really any company can put that on their packaging. Still it’s better than not mentioned at all.
Even if you don’t consider yourself to have sensitive skin type they certainly should not be disregarded next time you’re pondering your next purchase. The ingredients they don’t put in are key to not irritating your skin and we’re ALL the same when it comes to not wanting to cause breakouts and skin irritations and prevention of the latter.
I hope you enjoyed the blog post, remember to love your health!
You’ve probably heard or read ‘Non-Comedogenic’ on skincare packaging before. Today I talk about Comedogenic, it’s meaning, why you should avoid ingredients that are and a shout out to my favourite brand!
‘Comedo’ meaning blockage and Comedogenic meaning that the ingredient has the potential to block your pores which causes blackheads, whiteheads or a full blown breakout of bacterial acne. If you have a very oily, sensitive or acne prone skin type, at all costs avoid these ingredients. They can be found in cleansers, moisturizers, makeup/cosmetics, masks, sunscreen, shaving foam, body washes and even certain types of oils and are know irritants. Sometimes it’s as simple as getting familiar with certain ingredients. Although if you’re not a trained professional this can be a little difficult of course but achievable the more you read and learn 🙂
Catch these guys out next time you’re reading the back of your skin product/cosmetics you plan to slather all over your face.
Types of Comedogenic Ingredients Include:
- Essential oils, coconut oil, any oils from from plants
- Dyes and colors
When you use a product with Comedogenic ingredients you immediately run the risk of blocking your pores as it does the opposite of what you wish to achieve. It could very well be a certain product you’re using in your current daily routine that you’re completely unaware of. So time to get savvy on those words!
Why You Should Avoid Comedogenic Ingredients:
We look for cleansers, sunscreens and moisturizers to help our skin out in one way or another. Whether it be to unclog, clean, exfoliate, protect or give coverage if we use these skin care products on a daily basis you can imagine the risk you run creating a breeding ground of bacteria and mountainous red, black and white bumps *ick* and an endless cycle that never seems to clear.
My Favourite Brand for Comedogenic Free Products:
Neutrogena is far becoming my ultimate favourite brand of skin care line to which I personally own moisturizers, sunscreen, cleansers and face masks and more as I know that some, (can’t assume all) have friendly reminders somewhere on the packaging that they’re non-comedogenic meaning you’re safe from any harsh ingredients you could possibly break out to. Now that’s piece of mind for someone like me who can get a little confused with ingredients listed on the back.
Do you know any brands that you see list their products as, “Non-Comedogenic“? I’d love to know your recommendations as well so let me know below.
Remember to love your health 🙂
The must have Deluxe Fiber Facial Washcloth for healthy, glowing skin! Deluxe, plush, reusable Microfiber Facial Cloths!
Non-Comedogenic | Chemical Free | Cruelty Free
- DELUXE FACE EXFOLIATION & CLEANSING- Facial brushes as well as ordinary facial towels are a popular choice for skin cleansing yet have been proven to be too damaging on facial skin often being abrasive and drying to the skins moisture barrier. Target troublesome areas of your face to remove the dead skin cells that may be blocked at the base of hair follicles and require an extra boost to be lifted.
- REMOVE SIGNS OF AGING- As our skin ages, the process of shedding and turning over new skin cells decreases which can leave us with wrinkles, dry skin, enlarged pores, dullness and an overall uneven skin tone. Our Deluxe Fiber washcloth works to counteract the signs of aging by gently removing the build-up of dead skin cells to reveal baby soft skin with just one use. Prolonged use promotes glow and a refined texture to your complexion. It removes makeup, masks, sunscreen and more.
- ERASE YOUR MAKEUP- Without the use of added extras like fragrances, chemicals such as drying alcohol and breakout causing comedogenic ingredients known to block pores. Simply add your own gentle cleanser, micellar water or water for efficient makeup removal. It will give you the confidence to leave the house makeup free and people will wonder how you achieve such healthy and attractive skin
- SAVING YOU MONEY- Forget countless packs of makeup wipes, pads and rounds. Play your part in saving Earth and enjoy the feeling of refreshed, smooth skin.
Have healthy and happy skin everyday!
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Remember to love your health!