Skin Expert Dr. Mrunal Shah Modi Reveals Which Skincare Ingredients To Use And Avoid For Every Skin Type

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
Skin expert Dr. Mrunal Shah Modi reveals which skincare ingredients to use and avoid for every skin type

You may have noticed that certain skin care products work wonders for your bestie but has no effect on your skin. That’s because each of us have different skin types and the ingredients that work for someone else may not have the same effect on your skin. If skincare ingredients written at the back of the packaging confuse you, we’re about to put your confusion to rest.

To get to the core of this problem and find answers on skincare ingredients we spoke to consultant dermatologist Dr. Mrunal Shah Modi and here’s what we found...

 

Is there any ingredient that should be avoided by all skin types?

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with sensitive skin?

“Yes, there are two ingredients which should be avoided no matter what skin type you have, they are – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Amonium Lauryl Sulfate.

 

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with dry skin?

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with sensitive skin?

Avoid: Salicylic Acid and AHA because it will dry your skin further.

Include: Hyaluronic acid, mango butter, shea butter, cocoa butter, glycerine and cerammide.

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with oily skin?

Avoid: Beeswax, vegetable wax, mineral oils because they will clog your pores and further worsen it.

Include: Retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid.

 

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with sensitive skin?

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with sensitive skin?

Avoid: Formaldehyde and fragrances

Include: Oat meal, coral oat meal, shea butter, mango butter and hyaluronic acid.

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with extremely sensitive skin?

Avoid: Petrochemicals and fragrances

Include: Hyaluronic acid, oat meal and honey extract

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

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