Chemicals can be toxic, but they can also be a blessing and a curse.
And for some people, they can be life-saving.
In a recent episode of the television series MTV’s ChemicalBurn, former model and actress Alyssa Milano talked about the dangers of using chemicals on her skin, and the best way to protect yourself from skin burns.
“I was working with a skin care brand called SkinGard when I was doing this and we were using a lot of glycolic acid on our skin.
I was thinking, ‘How much glycolate is that going to hurt me?’
And they’re like, ‘It’s going to heal.’
I’m like, wow, that’s incredible.
It’s just a matter of knowing how much glycerin you’re using and how much you’re going to need,” Milano said.
She said that her skin would eventually peel off and heal, but it would take years.
She also found that when she was on the other side of the equation, her skin burned more easily.
Milano, who was born in Italy and raised in Brooklyn, New York, said she is a strong believer in the importance of skin care products.
“I do think that there’s more to it than just what you’re putting on your skin,” she said.
Milanano said that using a sunscreen helps protect against both ultraviolet and thermal damage, and that she uses it daily.
But if a chemical burns your skin, Milano recommends using a cleanser first.
“For me, I’m just a skin cleanser person, so I’m really protective of my skin and I don’t want to just leave a chemical behind,” she explained.
The best way for people to avoid chemical burns is to use a moisturizer and use a lotion.
“If you’re trying to get rid of sunburn, use a sunscreen first,” Milanano added.
“If you can, use your moisturizer before you go out, because that’s what the sun is going to do,” Milani added.
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