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Suffering from tonnes of blackheads, bumps and imperfections on your face with no explanation? It could come down to the ingredients found in your daily skincare and beauty routine. Avoid the following ingredients next time you’re looking for a new beauty product – it could just be the trigger of bad skin!

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Retin A

Although it’s commonly used as an anti-ageing cream, Retin A can cause the skin to lose its elasticity and thin over time.

Propylene gycol

Mostly found in shampoos and conditioners, this cleansing agent could be detrimental to the skin on your face.

Parabens

Although this one is too common to avoid, more skincare and beauty companies are eliminating this preservative in their products. Not only has it been proven to cause damage to the endocrine system, it can also break out the skin on a cellular level.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)

Not only is sodium lauryl sulfate bad for your skin, it can also cause damage to the immune system – eek!

Fragrance

Who knew that something so sweet could be so bad? Steer clear of fragrance if you suffer from extremely sensitive or dry skin, since it can cause breakouts and irritation.

Shea butter

Make sure you restrict shea butter to just the body, it can clog pores and disrupt the natural oils of your face.

Mineral oil

Stay well away from mineral oils since they are actually made from petroleum. Who knew?

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