10 Skincare Products Dermatologists Warn You Not to Put on Your Face

6Mineral Oil

According to Dendy Engleman MD, of the Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in New York City, mineral oils can clog pores and lead to blackhead, small skin cysts called milia, and acneiform eruptions which are acne that resembles deep skin lesions. This isn’t the results you would want to achieve from a skincare product, right?


This is because of the composition of the mineral used in mineral oil which can be both good and bad for your skin. The common minerals used in mineral oil cosmetics and skincare products include paraffin oil, petroleum oil, white mineral oil, liquid paraffin, white oil, and paraffinum liquidum.

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7Artificial fragrances

Artificial fragrance is something which is present in the majority of skincare products. However, these fragrances are in no way beneficial for the skin. In fact, they only lead to skin irritation and breakouts. Fragrance mixes with skincare products have been linked with dermatitis, allergies, respiratory distress, and reproductive problems.

Brands intentionally market their products with the word fragrance on their label to serve one purpose- to mask the brand’s proprietary formula. Even products like perfume, cologne, conditioner, body wash, and moisturizer contain artificial fragrance.

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8Home chemical peel kits

It might look easy to achieve flawless skin by using relatively inexpensive at-home chemical peeling kits. But, what you don’t know is how dangerous these skincare products can be for your skin. The chemicals used in these peel kits can trigger allergic reactions, swelling, blistering, and can even scar the skin. Before using any chemical peeling kits, always consult your dermatologist.


However, dermatologists never recommend using chemical peeling since skin sags, bulges, and severe wrinkles don’t exactly respond well to it. But, if you have already used it and it has triggered a reaction then consult a dermatologic surgeon to determine an appropriate treatment.

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9Injected, Permanent Fillers

Botox is perhaps the most widely use injected, permanent filler. Though it may not be the only substance used in permanent filler injections, it certainly is hazardous for people. Authors of the University of Warwick stated- “Botox is the most acutely poisonous substance known to man”.

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10Self-Microneedling devices

Self-microneedling devices are risky because they leave you susceptible to a skin infection after they create those tiny holes in the skin. Moreover, the skin’s natural foundation gets disrupted by these tiny unnatural holes. Rather than doing this procedure on your own, dermatologists recommend having expert-administered microneedling. Getting a professional to do your microneedling will be far better than using a self-microneedling device. Expert-administered microneedling will be done with radio frequency in a cleaner and controlled environment where it is much safer.

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