Dermal clinician shares the three things she will NEVER do

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Young skin scientist shares the three things she will NEVER do including wasting money on ‘reef safe’ sunscreen and exfoliating once a day

  • Dermal science student Madeleine has shared her three ‘must-nots’ to TikTok
  • She would never worry about trying to purchase ‘reef safe’ sunscreen
  • The young skin expert would also never pick at a pimple or exfoliate daily 

An Australian dermal clinician has opened up about the three things she will never do because of what she has learnt in her beauty science degree.

Dermal science student Madeleine has taken to her popular TikTok account with information she has learned in the lab and the classroom about the chemical components of our skincare and makeup products.

‘I study the skin full time and these are three things I just won’t do again,’ she started the video.

The first was wasting her money trying to find a ‘reef safe’ sunscreen product.

Dermal science student Madeleine has taken to her popular TikTok account with information she has learned in the lab and the classroom about the chemical components of our skincare and makeup products

Dermal science student Madeleine has taken to her popular TikTok account with information she has learned in the lab and the classroom about the chemical components of our skincare and makeup products

‘As much as the big corporations that are actually damaging the reef would like you to believe it’s your fault for wearing sun protection, it’s not. Sunscreen isn’t the cause of reef bleaching,’ she said.

Associate Professor of the Sydney Pharmacy School Nial Wheate reviewed the data that suggests that certain chemicals in our SPF can cause reef bleaching and found it to be false.

‘I reviewed the evidence for sunscreen as a risk to coral in my new research, and found that while chemicals in sunscreen pose a risk to corals under laboratory conditions, they are only found at very low levels in real world environments,’ he told The Conversation.

‘That means when coral bleaching does occur, it is more likely to be due to the marine heatwaves and increased water temperatures that have come with climate change, as well as land-based run-off.’

Madeleine's second point was in relation to products that claim you can use it to exfoliate your skin every day

Madeleine’s second point was in relation to products that claim you can use it to exfoliate your skin every day

Madeleine’s second point was in relation to products that claim you can use it to exfoliate your skin every day.

‘That is too much. You only need to exfoliate at a maximum, once or twice a week,’ she explained.

Her final point was to never attack a sudden breakout on your face.

‘Honestly you’re better off just leaving it alone. You can use a spot treatment with salicylic acid in it once if you like. Also, never pick a pimple again after you’ve already touched it,’ she said.

Her followers were quick to praise her excellent advice.

‘Preach about the reef bleaching. My god read a journal,’ one fan said.

‘This was so helpful,’ said another. 

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