Is Kylie Jenner's New Walnut Face Scrub Really Unhealthy for Pores and skin?


Kylie Jenner Walnut Face Scrub Really Bad for Skin
Kylie Jenner attends the Adidas Falcon FW18 Launch: Gasoline Station Pop-up on September 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Erik Voake/Getty Photographs for Adidas

It hasn’t even launched but, however Kylie Jenner is already getting plenty of backlash over her forthcoming Kylie Pores and skin Walnut Scrub. So, we determined to go to the specialists to search out out whether or not or not the uproar is justified.

Only for a little bit of background: On Tuesday, Might 14, the brand new skincare firm (which formally debuts on Wednesday, Might 22) posted a video on Twitter with the 21-year-old selling her “secret to a recent face.” She defined that it’s “light sufficient to make use of on a regular basis,” nevertheless, she recommends two to a few instances every week (i.e. her private routine). These feedback instantly despatched followers right into a tizzy.

Many commenters clapped again, claiming that utilizing this sort of bodily exfoliation on daily basis would hurt and harm pores and skin. “This should be a joke walnut face scrub is SO dangerous to your pores and skin! 2-Three instances every week?” wrote @_aWhyn. “OMG why is she doing this to her followers smfh.”

@JLaura68 tweeted, “We stopped utilizing walnut face scrubs twenty years in the past.”

With such a powerful response, we determined to faucet a pair specialists to offer Us their tackle the controversy.

“Looks as if there’s an terrible lot of hysteria right here over nothing,” says beauty chemist Jim Hammer. “It actually comes down to 2 issues: measurement of the particle and hardness of the fabric.” He explains that coarsely floor nut shells would scratch the pores and skin, however tremendous powder (which is what the Walnut Scrub claims is in it) is an “glorious alternative.”

“Advances in beauty formulation could make an enormous distinction within the effectiveness and security of an ingredient,” dermatologist Joshua Zeichner tells Us. “What might have been irritating to the pores and skin up to now, will not be so with new formulation expertise.” So regardless that he doesn’t know if it actually is used with these advances, it’s not a one-size-fits-all situation anymore on the subject of walnut exfoliants.

Hammer additionally factors out that walnut powder is a good pure, biodegradable different to polyethylene beads.

Kylie Jenner Walnut Face Scrub Really Bad for Skin
Kylie Jenner is seen on Might 3, 2019 in New York Metropolis. Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Photographs

Whereas it could be efficient and mild sufficient to make use of typically, each specialists agree that individuals shouldn’t be exfoliating with something on a regular basis. “I usually advocate that my affected person begin exfoliating solely as soon as per week,” Zeichner says. “If the pores and skin will not be irritated, then you’ll be able to advance to twice weekly.” He continues that because it takes child pores and skin cells two weeks to maneuver from the bottom to the floor, there’s merely no have to exfoliate on daily basis.

It’s essential to do not forget that skincare is totally different for everybody, so speak to your derm and begin introducing new merchandise slowly earlier than diving straight into a brand new routine.

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