What’s that you say? Acne products that make acne worse? Yep, it’s true. You won’t believe how many products, even those for acne, are pore-clogging! “How can this be?” you may be asking yourself. “An acne product that clogs the pores? That’s just plain crazy.” And you would be right—the beauty and skin care industry is pretty crazy. No government agency regulates what we call comedogenicity (how pore clogging a product is). But we do…
Let us show you some examples of pore-clogging acne products:
Shouldn’t you be able to trust name-brand products from the drugstore?
Here is a very popular and well-known acne product. And here is the list of ingredients. The ones in italics and underlined are pore-clogging (aka comedogenic):
Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (10%) (Acne Medication)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bentonite, Glyceryl StearateSE, PEG-12, Isopropyl Myristate, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylparaben
How about that cleanser that your dermatologist said was safe to use? Nope.
Water (Purified), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/Steareth 20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, PEG 200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Masking Fragrance (Parfum), Panthenol, PEG 60Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben
We could go on and on and show you scores of other products that will make your acne worse, but we’ll spare you. Let’s talk about what YOU can do to keep away from these kinds of products. You have a couple of options:
1. You can check every acne product you have or want to get against this list.
2. You can make it easy on yourself and get proven acne-safe products here.
To make it even better, we will give you FREE shipping on your first order. Just put FRSHIP01 into the coupon code when you check out.
We’ve made the job easier for you by providing these acne-safe options, but you must know this: using acne-safe products won’t get your skin clear—they just won’t make it worse.
Want some help in picking out some of our acne-safe products? Tomorrow, we will be sending you a survey asking you about your skin. At the end, we will ask if you would like us to contact you. We can help you to get started.
To get your skin clear, you need a program of using the right products customized by an Acne Specialist who knows how to analyze your type of skin and acne. They also know how to coach you in taking the next steps in your home care regimen.
If you are ready to take that next step to the joy of clear skin, call and schedule a consultation with an Acne Specialist.
Skin & Lashes by Nyki
Blog is from Face Reality where Nyki is an Acne Certified Specialist2