Likewise Skincare Adds Some Advice to a Recent Article about Clay Masks Published on Natural News

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A recent article from Natural News pointed out some things that consumers should be wary of when purchasing clay masks. Likewise Skincare weighs in on the subject.

On November 23, Likewise Skincare issued a reaction to a recent Natural News article about the use of clay masks on skin.

Clay masks are used for cleansing and exfoliation, and it is generally recommended that people use them once a week. However, according to the Natural News article, many store-bought clay masks can contain chemicals that are actually harmful to your skin. The article listed a few different ingredients to be wary of when buying clay masks. “One common, toxic ingredient in packaged volcanic clay masks is dmdm hydantoin. It is a preservative and is derived from methanol. It can result in itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin as a result of an immune system response. Further, it caused cancer when injected into rats.”

While this sounds scary, the article also went on to say that “there is a natural substance from the earth - calcium bentonite clay - that can be used to make a non-toxic mask at home.”

Lisa Shariat, a representative for Likewise Skincare, reacted to the article, saying that there are even more options for taking care of your skin. “There are plenty of products that you can buy that do not contain some of these harmful chemicals,” Shariat said. “You can choose a face wash product or maybe a moisturizer for oily skin if you’re looking to keep your skin healthy and looking great.”

Likewise Skincare was founded by board certified dermatologist and President of Likewise, Inc., Dr. Julie Pena. Likewise daily moisturizers are all-in-one but not one-fits-all. Each moisturizer is formulated with skin-balancing toners to work with your specific skin type. The moisturizers use a combination of anti-aging antioxidants, ultra-protective zinc oxide, and water-resistant ingredients to keep you protected.

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