Bacterial Skin Infections
Another major cause of oily skin is the presence of bacterial and/or fungal infections. Skin care experts and studies support the fact that skin infections can be attributed to bacterial or fungal presence. Dermabrasions (small cuts in the skin) are an obvious source of bacteria and growth of fungi, which can eventually lead to a bacterial skin infection.
Contamination of skin care products with bacteria and/or fungus is the leading cause of irritation, breakouts and bacterial skin infections. For example, makeup sponges quickly attract bacteria and fungi. When used daily, this sponge transfers bacteria to the skin and increases the risk of whiteheads and blackheads appearing.
To avoid breakouts due to bacteria infections, sanitize any small dermabrasions you may have. Also, wash makeup brushes weekly and throw out your cosmetic sponges often. We recommend using your fingers, or a clean spatula when applying makeup or skin care products.
NOTE: All 30Glycolic(R) skin care products include ingredients that can help deal with the effects and consequences of bacterial and fungal presence and contamination. Our Royal Alpha Balance moisturizer was specially formulated with Royal Jelly, one of the most naturally occurring anti-bacterial agents known to man.
How to Avoid Skin Infections
All skin types run the risk of bacterial infections.
All skin types run the risk of bacterial skin infections. One easy way to cause infection is the use of contaminated products. Contamination of skin care products with bacteria and/or fungus is the leading cause of skin irritation and breakouts. This is primarily caused when the product comes in contact unclean hands or other unsanitary objects. Before you dip your hands into your jars - think twice. Have you thoroughly cleaned your fingers - especially under the nails? If not - don't touch! Bacteria can quickly grow in many products. Unfortunately you will never see whether the product is contaminated until a mold is growing in the jar. This it is too late for your skin. Skin problems occur when these products are in turn used on the face and body.
Small dermabrasions should be sanitized thoroughly to avoid infections. At phBeautiful, we recognize this problem and address it by using pumps on all products wherever the consistency allows. For all other products, we recommend using a clean spatula when dipping into the jars. All of our skin care products have ingredients that will help deal with the effects and consequences of bacterial and fungal presence and contamination.
Daily cleansing with the right products is one of the essentials for healthy skin and can help prevent bacterial skin infections.