There was a time when a bar of soap mixed with warm water and a quick facial scrub did the job of exfoliating the skin. Today, there are hundreds of skincare products that crowd store shelves and aesthetic centers. The convenient availability of these products often leads consumers to believe that they are medically proven and safe on every skin type. The truth is, using these products could have adverse long-term effects and greatly reduce the health of your skin.
At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa and Dr. Ali Mosharrafa cover all safety measures before recommending surgery or services to our patients. Our Licensed Aesthetician follows these same procedures. All too often, we care for people who have encountered damaging affects from common skincare products. If you or someone you know is looking for a healthy, safe, and effective skincare solution for any concern, contact the professionals at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Don’t be fooled by unrealistic marketing schemes that skincare products convey. If you are looking for a viable solution, consider this advice and learn what ingredients you should avoid:
- Antibacterial Soaps/Body Washes. Many products that claim to be “antibacterial” are commonly made with triclosan, an antibiotic resistant and hormone disruptor ingredient. Triclosan, unfortunately, kills beneficial bacteria in soaps and body washes. When looking for a reliable soap, choose one with natural antimicrobials.
- Products That Contain Parabens. The common preservative, paraben, can be found in shampoos, soaps, and lotions, and function as a bacteria preventer. However, growing research reports that parabens can disrupt hormone production and are tied to certain cancers. Consumers should always look at ingredient labels before purchasing any skincare product. Look for any word ending in “-paraben” on the ingredient labels. Common parabens include methylparaben and propylparaben.
It is recommended to also avoid products that contain talc, powdered titanium dioxide, oxybenzone, octinoxate, and paraphenylene diaimn (PPD). If you are looking to reverse the affect of a damaging skincare product, talk with us at our Phoenix facility today.
If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.