Why Microbeads Are Bad For Your Skin?


Microbeads are harmful to both your health and skin. Commonly used in skincare products for exfoliation, they can actually cause more harm than good. Microbeads can create small tears in the skin, making it more susceptible to bacterial infections. To understand more about microbeads and their impact, and to explore skin rejuvenation treatments, continue reading.

What Are Microbeads?

Microbeads are tiny plastic beads made from polyethylene, the same material used to make plastic bags. If polyethylene is harmful to the environment, it cannot be good for your skin. Microbeads do not dissolve or evaporate and can enter the water supply, contributing to environmental damage while offering no real benefit to skincare.

Where are Microbeads found?

Microbeads are present in toothpaste, soaps, body scrubs, shampoos, facial cleansers, sunscreens, and facial scrubs. They are also found in detergents and other cleaning agents. It is estimated that a typical bottle of facial wash contains around 100,000 microbeads, while a tube of facial cleanser can contain up to 300,000 beads.

How to make our skin healthy?

Limit exfoliation to 1-3 times per week, and gradually reduce to once or twice a week. Over-exfoliating can cause breakouts and fine lines. Choose beauty products carefully, and always be gentle with your skin. This is especially important for teenagers and those in their 20s.

Seek Cosmetic Treatments

For youthful, smooth, and rejuvenated skin, consider cosmetic treatments that do not harm your skin. Advances in cosmetic surgery allow for skin rejuvenation without the use of microbeads. Procedures like PRP, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion can effectively improve skin health.

Chemical peels, for example, can remove the upper damaged layer of skin, revealing new and rejuvenated skin. This minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure has a short recovery period and almost no downtime. Enjoy wrinkle-free skin without harmful products. Book a consultation with one of our skincare experts today!