What Kinds Of Products Should I Stay Away From?
By Dermatology Associates Skin and Cancer Center
January 30, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: skin products  

Learn about which products are best for your skin from your Panama City dermatologists.

The best skin care products clean and enhance your skin without irritating it. Dr. Robert Siragusa, Dr. Charles Kovaleski and Dr. Bret body washJohnson, your Panama City, FL dermatologists at Dermatology Associates Skin and Cancer Center, explain what products you should avoid.

Products that contain oil

Oily skin care products are more likely to clog pores, which can cause or worsen acne. Look for moisturizers, cleansers, makeup remover, foundation and sunscreen labeled "oil-free" or "non-comedogenic" to prevent the problem.


Do you wash your face and your hands with the same product? Although using soap for all your cleaning needs certainly saves space in the bathroom, it's not a good idea if you want to keep your skin smooth and supple. Soap is very effective at cleaning the skin, but it's too strong for the sensitive skin on your face. Soap washes away nutrients, dries skin and makes it less elastic. Choose a gentle skin cleanser instead.

Products that feature fragrances

Fragrances make a product smell good, but they aren't the best choice for your skin. In fact, you may regret buying that jasmine-scented moisturizer when your face breaks out in a rash. Skin care products that contain fragrances can also make rosacea worse. If a product stings or burns when you apply it, even if it claims to be hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, stop using it.

Harsh exfoliants

Is "the stronger the better" your motto when it comes to exfoliating your skin? Although exfoliation is an excellent way to remove dead skin cells from your face, you don't have to use rough exfoliating pads or harsh products to see results. If you like products that contain exfoliating beads, look for options that contain smooth beads that won't irritate your skin.

Products that contain alcohol

Read the list of ingredients on the labels of products and skip those that contain alcohol. The substance can irritate and dry out skin and can make acne, rosacea and eczema worse.

Protect your skin by avoiding harsh products that can cause breakouts and rashes. Need a little help with your skin? Drs. Siragusa, Kovaleski and Johnson, your Panama City, FL dermatologists at Dermatology Associates Skin and Cancer Center, can offer tips, products, treatments and medications that will help you look your best. Call them at (850) 769-7546 to schedule your appointment.