3 Ingredients That Damage The Skin. one of them Causes Cancer. Check If Your Cream Has It.
Sept. 25, 2020
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and so, we must be very careful what we apply on it to avoid damages or side effects which are most times irreversible.
Even when you can treat the damages caused by creams contain such ingredients, you will spend so much and it surely will take a long time to heal.
In this article, I will tell you about three ingredients that some cosmetic products contain and they damage the skin so badly and makes the skin look irritating and uneven.
1. Mercury: It is a liquid which is shiny and slivery in appearance as shown in the picture above.
Most skin care products contain mercury because it clears dark spots fast and also lightens the skin tone in a short period of time.
It isn't expensive which is why it is put in most skincare products.
How to know if your cream contains mercury.
When you apply a cream that contains mercury, you skin might feel dry and rough and may itch.
Long term use of a product that contains mercury might cause scars, discoloured skin, rashes, permanent bleaching etc.
2. Hydroquinone: It bleaches the skin because it causes a decrease in the formation of melanin in the skin.
According to the Food and Drug Administration report concerning products containing hydroquinone, it is capable of causing Cancer and as such, people should avoid using creams that contain hydroquinone.
3. Steroids or Corticosteroid are mainly contained in tube creams and they are used to treat acne and pimples. Prolonged use of steroids can lead to a number of side effects such as thinning of the skin, stretch marks, changes in the skin colour and many more.
Some body creams also contain steroids which also causes green veins, skin redness etc.
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