Will whitening products thinn the skin?
Q: Most whitening products contain keratin peeling and threshing. Will it make the skin thinner and thinner?
Answer: Unless the concentration is more than 5% of fruit acid or 1% or more of salicylic acid, it may cause skin damage. For low concentration of fruit acid or salicylic acid, it will not cause the skin to become thinner and thinner.The skin itself also has its adaptability to typical acidic ingredients. After recombination, it can tolerate relatively high concentrations of the product.
The keratin peeling and threshing contained in some whitening products has the effect of helping to remove the dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin, which can help to even out the skin tone to a certain extent, remove the pigmentation that has formed, and lighten the skin color as a whole.
Accelerating the process of skin metabolism is actually an important change in whitening. The skin is growing every day, and the skin is exfoliated moderately. The growth rate of the skin can keep up without worrying too much.
However, excessive exfoliation will not only thin the cuticle of the skin, but also damage the skin’s barrier function and cause excessive skin sensitivity.
Therefore, moderate exfoliation is a problem that must be paid attention to.
Song Ping, deputy chief physician of the Department of Dermatology, Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, reminded specifically: what exactly is exfoliation?
In fact, just follow the instructions to use it.
As long as the product manual states that it can be used daily, then you can even rest assured.
If you use it twice a week, don’t use it every day.
In addition, do not use products that have the same exfoliating effect. For example, you can use the exfoliating facial cleanser to eliminate the scrub step.