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Here’s why everyone’s mad about Kylie Jenner’s new walnut scrub

Kylie Jenner announced her new skincare line, Kylie Skin, on Tuesday. The collection includes six products — a foaming face wash, a vitamin C serum, a toner, a moisturizer, an eye cream, and a walnut face scrub — but really only one of them is getting any attention. Guess what? It is not the good kind.

Walnut scrubs have long been a source of controversy in the skincare community, with pretty much all enthusiasts agreeing that they’re not a healthy way to exfoliate the face. In fact, the popular St. Ives apricot scrub — the one you definitely used in high school — was the subject of a 2017 lawsuit. Plaintiffs claimed the physical exfoliant created microscopic tears in their skin, leaving it vulnerable to bacteria and causing long-term damage and sensitivity. The case was tossed in December 2018.

Dr. Marla Diakow, a dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group in Garden City, NY, explained via email that walnut scrubs are, in fact, often too harsh for facial skin. “Using a harsh mechanical or physical exfoliant such as a walnut based scrub is often too abrasive,” she said. “These products can literally rip up the skin by causing micro-tears in the upper layers of the epidermis, leading to inflammation, weakening the skin’s protective barrier, and potentially causing textural and pigmentation issues.”

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Source: Mashable – Here’s why everyone’s mad about Kylie Jenner’s new walnut scrub By, Chloe Bryan

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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