Here’s Why your Skincare Products are Burning Your Skin
Posted on 02 October 2020
Does burning mean a skincare product is working miracles and you should keep using it?
The answer is NO! Please stop using any products that burn your face. Burning (not tingling) is a sign of irritation, which may cause other ill side effects such as peeling or flaking, neither of which are likely the look you desire. Tingling, on the other hand, is a different story. If it’s short-lived and doesn’t actually burn, it’s a sign the product is working. Be aware that starting a new skincare routine can cause a tingling or ‘stinging’ sensation , but if you allow your skin to adjust, you should be fine.
Choosing products that have harmful, toxic ingredients like parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrances (and more) can cause a reaction. Next time you’re looking at a skincare product, check the label for the “toxic 12” which can damage your skin.
Tinglings vs. Burning
Let’s be clear that not ALL tingling = harmful ingredients. This sensation is very common with ingredients like Glycolic acid, tea tree oil, witch hazel, etc. (all natural) which is commonly found in exfoliating products, toners, masks, and whitening creams. These can help eliminate dead skin cells, open your pores, and give your skin a renewed sense of life. That type of tingling is good, as it’s a sign your skin is renewing itself and ready to shine and should provide a pleasant, soothing sensation :).