Adverse effects

Soaps are of alkaline pH and are known irritants, causing itching, dryness and redness; acidic soap-free cleansers may therefore be preferential. Aggressive use of abrasives may irritate skin and for that reason common sense suggests that they should not be used in conjunction with topical agents such as benzoyl peroxide, which sensitise the skin, unless tolerance has initially been demonstrated. Dermatological reactions are idiosyncratic and cannot be predicted and the patient should be advised to discontinue use immediately if irritation develops. Like any topical agent, it is possible that antibacterial cleansers and abrasives are less suitable in individuals with sensitive skin. The literature does not support a link between the use of topical antimicrobials and the emergence of antiseptic or antibiotic resistance.22

Anti-Aging Report

Anti-Aging Report

When people generally think about anti-aging, they tend to think about the visible signs of wear and tear, those tell-tale wrinkles, age spots and their developing jowls. No-one wants to get old, let alone feel and look older than their years and anti-aging treatments are becoming so sought after by both men and women that the skincare market is colossal, but what really works?

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