It is common for people to buy skin care products over the counter, after seeing the TV commercials or being recommended by a friend. But, if you are experiencing any of these adverse reactions, it might be due to your skin care regimen.
- You get rashes from the product or blisters appear at sites of application
It is tempting to buy a product with the most attractive packing or one with an impressive commercial, but only because it works for one person doesn’t mean it will work for all. Other than the magic active ingredient that the brand is advertising, it can contain many potentially allergenic or irritating inactive ingredients that are responsible for its fragrance, silky feel or extended shelf-life. If you see rashes after a few applications, it is most likely because of one of the ingredients.
- You experience severe dryness, peeling and flaking
If you experience severe dryness, peeling and flaking around your mouth or nose, you might be just overusing an acne cream, like benzoyl peroxide or retinoid. Topical retinoid assist lightly exfoliate skin, regulate skin cell maturation and cause slight irritation in the skin, which boosts new collagen growth. If you experience constant peeling and your face is red, then this might not be the best anti-aging treatment for you.
- You experienced irritation or burning on using a product you have used previously
This situation is different than the one we just discussed above. Your skin has already verified previously of the product and its ingredients that it is okay with the ingredients of the product. A possibility in such cases is that you are possibly using too much of the product or using it too often. Slight burning, redness and rashes are common side effects in patients with sensitive skin. Patients with sensitive skin must choose the products carefully. Also, don’t use more than a pea-sized amount of the cream or lotion.
- Severe burning on using a product for the first time
Whether it a cleanser, toner or lotion- no skin-care product should cause burning. According to expert dermatologists, it is usually an indication that you are allergic to it. Some acid and enzyme-based masks can cause mild burning sensation on the skin for about a minute, but if you feel your skin is on fire, don’t suffer expecting miraculous results- wash it off. You are either allergic to some of the ingredients of the product or your skin is over sensitive for its composition.
So, if you experience any of the above symptoms discontinue using the product now and consult at Dr. Meet’s Clinic. We provide effective and safe chemical peel treatment.