With so many new high tech skincare tools on the market, it is tempting to purchase them to up your skincare game. While a few may be worth your time and money, most of them simply aren’t powerful enough to be effective (and should be left to the professionals), while others can actually be very damaging to your skin. Before your spend your hard-earned money on these DIY gadgets, here is expert advice from Emme Diane:
There is much confusion on what comedogenic means. Many get it confused with acnegenicity which is different. Comedogenicity is the ability of a substance to cause hyperkeratosis (overproduction of skin cells) particularly in the top portion of the follicle/pore. The end result is scaling of the skin and the production of microcomedones (invisible) and comedones (which, in layman’s terms are clogged pores and blackheads).
Dairy is one of the most triggering foods for those who are acne prone and I can usually tell by seeing a client's skin if they have been consuming dairy. The dead giveaway is tender, inflamed acne lesions (many times cystic) found mostly on the cheeks, but also the jawline and chin.