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2 Simple things you must never do to your skin

2 Simple things you must never do to your skin


Having acne, cellulite, stretch marks, dark circles and spots on your skin sucks, and no one likes to have them.

And I’ don’t either. Though various solutions are being peddled on the internet, most of them can be very hazardous to your skin.

And if you are not careful, you could end up making things worse, instead of improving them.

That’s why today, I want to share with you the things you must NEVER try on your skin no matter who advises you to try it:

1. Don’t apply any cream or solution that has benzoyl peroxide

This ingredient is thought to be a conventional acne treatment by many, but the real truth is that it is not safe to be applied to the skin at all.

Benzoyl peroxide is very harmful to your skin; it causes drying out of your skin, which in turn leads to skin irritation.  Severe stinging or redness, swelling and skin peeling can also occur.

Allergies may also result upon application of benzoyl peroxide, causing rashes, severe itching or burning, blistering, crusting and hives.

Benzoyl peroxide has a whitening effect on your skin, which can deprive you of your true skin color.

Adverse reactions, including, but not limited to, difficult breathing, fainting, swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue and tightness in the throat can occur as a result of the application of any cream or skincare solution produced with benzoyl peroxide.

You should be aware that there are other names used in the cosmetic industry for Benzoyl peroxide.  They include Benzac, oxy-10, PanOxyl, Benzaclin, Onexton, Duac… need to carefully watch out for these names in the ingredients list of any cream or medication before applying it on your skin to avoid further damage to your skin.

2. Don’t Pick or Squeeze Your Skin

If you want to get rid of acne in a fast, painless way without exposing your skin to other health conditions, DO NOT pick or squeeze that pimple!  Squeezing and picking your skin is asking for trouble. This trouble comes in the form of scarring and inflamed skin.  Both conditions can be problematic and recurring, especially if it is your face that is involved. 

It is recommended that instead of picking or squeezing your skin, you
take the time to use a face wash that contains a safe anti-acne
ingredient, such as Salicylic Acid (derived from the White Willow plant).  You should follow up with a gentle astringent (such as Witch Hazel) that is non-drying to your skin.

Finally, end your routine with a great leave on lotion or cream containing a good moisturizer and an anti-acne ingredient.


Happy skin care success.

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