Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Mixing Skin Care Products Can Lead to Confused Skin
Hundreds of skin-care products. So many choices. Which products work best?
Todays skin-care consumer is justifiably confused, especially those con- fronting difficult skin issues such as eczema; psoriasis; adult acne; skin rashes; excessively oily, flaky and itchy skin; a combinationof dry and oily skin areas; rosacea; and even a combination of conditions. Many factors cause the skin to rebel: the environment, diet, medications, hormones, stress, and chemotherapy. Another is the mixing of products from various manufacturers
applying a hodge-podge of products not formulated to work together. Just as it is dangerous to combine home cleaning products, it can be damaging to combine skin care products from a variety of manufacturers.
Due to the extensive amount of skin care products on the market, consumers tend to purchase a mix of products and brands that synergistically dont work together. A typical vanity is stocked with a wide-range of brand names and products. Brand B moisturizer is applied after Brand A cleanser and Brand C anti-aging serum is used in conjunction with Brand D facial masque. One may ask: Is that a problem? The answer is a resounding,