6 common beauty products that are unsafe to use in summer.
The arrival of a real hot summer means not only a change of wardrobe, planning a vacation and drinking cool drinks, but also a radical change in the composition of the cosmetic bag. Novate.ru offers to familiarize yourself with the list of beauty products that you should refuse if you plan to walk under the scorching sun. Otherwise, the health of your skin can be severely affected.
Often, after sunbathing on the body, you can find irritation and redness. However, poor-quality sunscreen is not always the reason for such consequences. In most cases, it is your ignorance that can do a disservice. Some beauty products have a negative effect on the skin if applied before going to the beach or other sun-exposed areas. To save you, we give detailed information on what cosmetics should not be present in your arsenal on a hot sunny day.
- Citrus essential oils
While citrus oils sound great and give you a feeling of freshness, using them in sunny weather can end up badly. Citrus fruits contain components that provide the skin with protection from pathogens. However, if you apply the oil to your skin and then walk outside on a hot day, these beneficial ingredients will cause a phototoxic reaction. The fact is that they are natural photosensitizers that absorb ultraviolet rays and “share” this energy with the surrounding tissues. The result is redness, swelling, itching, pigmentation, and even burns.
If you really like citrus essential oils and are not ready to give up on them, then use them correctly. Dermatologists and cosmetologists advise using the product a day before going outside. Or another option - add a few drops to an evening bath or night masks, creams.
- Cleansing acids and antibacterial agents
As you probably know, summer is not the best time of the year for deep cleansing procedures, as they severely injure the dermis, which in hot weather can provoke the development of inflammation. This season, the best thing you can give your skin is a break from peels and masks, during which it can restore its natural pH balance, get plenty of vitamin D and restore the healthy glow that is so lacking in winter. However, there is another reason why cleansers should not be used for day care.
These products often contain antibacterial particles, salicylic and glycolic acids, which effectively fight acne and a number of other inflammations. But these substances have a significant disadvantage - they dry the skin greatly, which is unacceptable in the summer. If the face is not sufficiently hydrated, the protective barrier will become thinner and UV rays will begin to act on the skin several times stronger.
- Sprays-sunscreens and products with SPF 30 and below
Please note: When choosing a sunscreen, be sure to read the composition. The most reliable and safe component is zinc oxide, which has not only a protective function, but also an anti-inflammatory effect, helps to soften irritated and inflamed skin. Therefore, be sure to make sure that it is present in the cream.
There are also substances that, on the contrary, make the skin more vulnerable to ultraviolet rays. Among them: benzophenone, isoamyl, vitamin B10 and its derivatives. Remember that these elements should not be in your sunscreen, otherwise age spots and redness cannot be avoided.
- Retinol and retinoid products
When it comes to remedies to fight acne, wrinkles, the first signs of skin aging, vitamin A and its derivatives immediately come to mind, which are very effective in this matter. However, if you force this substance to come into contact with the sun's rays, then the result will not please. The fact is that retinol dries out the skin and also increases the level of cells' susceptibility to ultraviolet light, creating a gap in the natural protective barrier. If you ignore this point, then you can provoke the appearance of not only temporary problems, but also serious violations, since ultraviolet light causes premature aging of the skin. That is why experts recommend using retinol products only at night, for example, as a mask before bed.
We stake on the fact that many girls did not expect to see perfumes in the list of "prohibited" items. However, dermatologists are very determined in this matter. Their position is due to the following points: in the composition of many perfumes there are natural oils and plant extracts that can provoke the appearance of age spots when exposed to sunlight. Therefore, we advise you to leave your favorite scents for the evening outings. Or apply perfume in the form of a kind of veil, just pshiknuv it over your head. In this case, its smallest particles for the most part will get on the hair and clothes, avoiding direct contact with the skin.
- Products with hydroquinone
This substance is often found in whitening creams, concealers, sunscreens with an SPF level above 15. Hydroquinone does an excellent job with freckles and pigmentation, however, at the same time, it reduces the production of melanin in the skin and makes it vulnerable to sunlight, increasing risk of burns. In addition, this substance is considered a carcinogen - one of the possible causes of skin cancer.