7 Surprising Beauty Products That Dermatologists Hate

by Maria Konou

In most cases, we trust the beauty products that have the “dermatologist-approved” stamp. It is true that the recommendations of these professionals have a specific professional value, but have you ever wondered what are the beauty products they would never touch? Yes, there are products out there that professionals would never put on their own skin. So, you probably shouldn’t either! In this article, we will show you 7 surprising beauty products that dermatologists hate:

Wonder what beauty products dermatologists actually hate?

Beauty Products That Dermatologists Hate

#Hand and Body Lotion

Dermatologists typically use creams that are heavier and contain a higher viscosity than lotions. Creams penetrate the skin and provide a barrier that prevents moisture loss from the skin, whereas lotions do not have the same effect because they usually have higher water content. Lotions are more suitable for skin that is not too dry, and preferably not on your face.

Body lotions usually have higher water content and cannot penetrate the skin well

#Face Masks with Activated Charcoal

This popular product has many opponents among professional dermatologists. Face masks with activated charcoal contain aggressive ingredients that remove skin cells, thin the hair and take away from the natural oils of the skin. So, stay away from all those black face masks. If they are peeling, you should run!

Active charcoal takes away the natural oils of the skin

#Sunscreen Spray

There is no dispute, sunscreen sprays are very convenient to use, but dermatologists prefer sunscreens. Why? When sprayed, this product partially loses its active elements before reaching the skin. They are also worse for the environment. Dermatologists believe that sunscreens that contain zinc oxide are gentler on the skin and are more effective. These products reflect UV rays and do not absorb them. So, grab yourself sunscreen with zinc oxide instead of a sunscreen spray.

When sprayed, this product partially loses its active elements before reaching the skin

#Tanning Oil

Tanning oils are also not a favorite beauty product of dermatologists. They have low protection against UV rays, and they also clog the pores, which worsens the skin condition. On top of that, many people use only tanning oils without actual sunscreen, which damages their skin. The proper way is to apply sunscreen first and then follow up with tanning oil.

Tanning oil has low protection against UV rays, and it also clogs the pores

#Hydrocortisone Cream

This cream is a very strong steroid product that should only be used for serious skin conditions. However, some people prefer to use it to treat their acne without a doctor’s prescription. And in the eyes of a professional dermatologist, that’s a huge no-no! Why? This strong beauty product can cause rashes, thinning of the skin, dermatitis, as well as steroid acne after prolonged use. What’s more, hydrocortisone creams can completely damage your skin’s barrier long-term when used incorrectly.

Hydrocortisone creams can completely damage your skin’s barrier long-term when used incorrectly

#Foot Masks

Dermatologists do not recommend using moisturizing or nourishing foot masks. Especially those peeling foot masks with AHA and BHA! These masks contain strong ingredients that will cause your feet to peel and shade everywhere for weeks, which is not what anyone really wants. Instead, opt for a moisturizing foot cream that will make your feet baby soft and free from cracks and dry patches.

Instead of foot masks, reach for a moisturizing cream for feet

#Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is very popular, especially for cooking, baking, DIYs, moisturizing, as well as other useful hacks. But it is not the best option for facial care. Why? Coconut oil makes the skin oily and clogs the pores, which can lead to even more acne and pigmentation. It is better to use coconut oil on your hair as opposed to your face if you have problematic skin and want your pores to remain clean.

Coconut oil can actually make the skin oily and clog your pores

Now you know which products are definitely NOT dermatologists-approved

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Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.