BBC Radio 4 – Woman’s Hour, Do you think anti-aging skincare should be banned for children?

Abby Robbins joins Nuala McGovern to debate the impression of this pattern.

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Dermatologists say an increase in youngsters utilizing grownup skincare is harmful, as some substances are doubtlessly dangerous to younger pores and skin.
Last week, a sequence of pharmacies in Sweden banned the sale of anti-getting older merchandise to prospects underneath 15.
Abby Robbins, whose 11-12 months-previous daughter grew to become serious about skincare merchandise after she heard about them within the playground, joined Nuala McGovern on BBC Radio 4’s (*4*) Hour to debate the impression of this pattern.
She stated {that a} vary of merchandise, together with these containing hyaluronic acid, had been beneficial to her daughter, regardless of her age.
Dr Tess McPherson, from the British Association of Dermatologists instructed us: ‘Most of the substances banned by the Swedish pharmacy have some proof of anti-getting older. However, they don’t seem to be wanted or useful for youthful pores and skin and might trigger irritation, notably in eczema susceptible pores and skin.
‘As nicely as AHA acid, BHA acid, vitamin A, vitamin C and enzyme peeling, mother and father should look out for retinoids, which can be advisable for pimples if instructed by a healthcare skilled, however should not crucial except you have skincare situation.’
You can hearken to the total interview on BBC Sounds– it’s the Woman’s Hour episode from 26 March.

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