In today’s world, the new rave is about our appearance. We tend to paint a picture of how we want people to perceive us through our dressing, our skin etc. Hence a lot of energy has been focused on skincare worldwide. The skincare industry is a billion-dollar industry with little to no regulation, especially in this part of the world. There are a lot of “organic skincare products” on every street corner. One out of ten young people in Nigeria claims to be a skincare expert.
As humans, we are always looking for the fastest and easiest route out. So we would rather buy a product that claims to clear our skin in three days than follow the dermatologist’s plan that spans over a course of three months or more. We end up damaging our skin and wasting a lot of money. Some chemicals that these so-called skincare experts include hydroquinone, parabens, BHT etc that are toxic to our skin.
One thing we should note is that our general state of health can be usually assessed through our skin so when you have a breakout, don’t be in a rush to plaster a cosmetic product on your face but instead try to find the cause. It could be stress, weight gain or loss, change in diet and lots more.
To have healthy skin, you have to focus on taking care of your general health
-drink enough water
- reduce stress and eat right.
Please always see a dermatologist for your skin problems. Don’t just believe anything you see on the internet.