Startling Skincare and Makeup Ingredients to Avoid Now

Skincare and makeup ingredients that suit your skin perfectly can be hard to find. Your skincare routine can be a delicate balancing act. You want products that make you look great, help you feel natural and don’t cause skin problems. And this last one can sometimes be the most difficult, as you frequently don’t know which ingredients in your skincare and makeup routines are leading to acne and blemishes.

Fortunately, the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics are here to help.

Here’s their list of top skincare and makeup ingredients to avoid, if acne prone:

#1 Alcohol

Alcohol is sometimes present in skin cleansing products as well as other cosmetics, but it’s a surefire skin dehydrator. And dry, dehydrated skin is much more likely to be prone to breakouts.

#2 Citrus-Based Products

Some skincare products have ingredients such as lime, lemon or grapefruit to enhance their desirability as a “natural” skincare product. The harsh reality, however, is that these citrus fruits can be as tough on the skin (or tougher) as alcohol. It’s best to steer clear of any citrus, at least in your skincare routine.

#3 Artificial Fragrances

There’s really no reason for your skincare and cosmetics to have fragrances in them. Added fragrances mean more artificial chemicals in the products, which are sure to irritate the skin and increase the risks of acne.

#4 Waxes and Oils

Anything with wax or oils such as propylene glycol, ethyl or butyl is going to do more to clog up your pores than cleanse or enhance your skin. These oils are probably better suited for your car than for your face.

#5 Parabens

Parabens are definitely skincare and makeup ingredients to avoid at all costs. They are present in shampoos, lotions and other products to preserve their shelf life, but they also can disrupt your hormones. This in turn can lead to more severe skin concerns.

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