by Lori Greig
First Do No Harm When Choosing Skincare Treatments
Whether you are looking for a skincare treatment that helps to heal dermatitis or reduce wrinkles, there are certain things to consider. Read this article to learn about those things.
The first thing you should consider is derived from the Hippocratic Oath. Do no harm.
It seems as if members of the mainstream medical community, particularly the pharmaceutical companies, have ignored that part of the oath in recent years. Their motto seems to be something different.
The use of any drug is accompanied by side effects. In some cases, the risks of side effects may be worth taking. For example, a person in severe pain is usually willing to risk liver damage in order to get some relief.
In other cases, risk-taking is unnecessary. Caring for the skin’s health and appearance can be accomplished without risking unwanted side effects or adverse reactions.
Let’s look at dermatitis as an example. There are many types of dermatitis. It is a broad term used to describe any inflammation of the skin, whether minor or severe.
Allergy-related contact dermatitis is very common. The symptoms include redness, burning, hives and rashes. The main skincare treatment for allergy-related contact dermatitis is to avoid the allergen or allergens.
Identifying a single specific allergen can be difficult if not impossible. A good solution is to avoid products that contain allergens. You can tell by looking at the warning labels.
Warning labels may include advice about contacting a poison control center or discontinuing use if irritation develops or worsens. Those warnings indicate that the product contains allergens, toxins or irritants.
You cannot assume that a product is safe, just because it is found on the shelves of a grocery or department store. A company that makes a skincare treatment is not required to test it for safety before releasing it to the public.
It makes sense to consider the safety of available treatments, regardless of what condition you are trying to treat. It makes sense, because some of the most effective treatments are also the safest.
Functional Keratin is an example of a compound that is effective for reducing inflammation and improving the skin’s firmness. It is the same basic protein that makes up the cells of the skin’s outer layers. So, there are no risks associated with its use.
Coenzyme Q10 is an ingredient that is effective for reducing wrinkles and reversing sun damage. It is naturally present in all of the body’s cells. So once again, there is no risk of adverse reaction.
A skincare treatment containing artificial preservatives is likely to cause an allergic reaction. Including a preservative in moisturizers, lotions, cleansers and other skin care products is necessary to prevent excessive bacterial growth that could cause pimples or infections. But, natural vitamin E is an effective preservative and is non-allergenic.
Basically, the main thing to consider is your skin’s health. If you do that, you can find a safe and effective skincare treatment for any condition. If you do not consider your skin’s health, you could make your problems worse.