One of the most common questions HCG dieters ask is “What beauty products are allowed?” So, we will answer that question. HCG dieters can use any type of product they want on their hair or skin. However, some products should be avoided because they contain ingredients not permitted by the HCG program.
Why are some beauty products not allowed on the diet?
As long as HCG is present in your body, you should refrain from using cosmetics containing fats and oils. Why? Because they are easily absorbed through the skin and interfere with weight loss. They add calories to the body just the same as if they had been eaten. Although this incredible sensitivity to nutritional intake (calories) is hard to believe, it is an important fact to consider if you wish to achieve satisfactory weight loss.
Which beauty products can be used while on the HCG Diet?
It is okay to wear makeup during the HCG Diet. It should be oil-free and powder-based. Powder foundations like Bare Essentials and Bare Minerals are recommended. Although there are some oil-free liquid foundations on the market today, we recommend you avoid them.
As for other cosmetics, mascara and eyebrow pencils are permitted. Lipstick works, too, but focus on buying cheap lipstick because cheap lipstick will likely be devoid of moisturizer.
Besides lotion, you can use mineral oil, baby oil (avoid types that contain vitamin E), and 100% aloe vera gel for moisturizing the skin. If you are going to be out in the sun for an extended period, make sure to use an oil-free sunscreen.
What other products to avoid when on the HCG diet?
Makeup isn’t the only thing you need to watch out for. All lotions, eye creams, and face creams should be avoided, aside from those specifically designed for the HCG Diet. Moreover, make sure to wear gloves when working with oils or fats, so for example, when applying lotions or ointments on someone else or your animal.
The HCG diet is a low-calorie, high protein, and nutrient plan. It’s not an easy one to follow, but it does have some perks like weight loss without the need for exercise or surgery!
If you want to keep the weight loss coming, then you need to ensure that your beauty routine is in line with what’s allowable on HCG. With that said, there are certain beauty products you can’t use during this diet such as oil-based ones. Oil-based make-up and hair products, lotions, creams, coconut oil, or other oils can be problematic for your body to break down during the process. This means no shaving cream or lotion with oils in them–they’re forbidden on the program. You also want to avoid any other product that might contain hidden fats like butter and bacon grease. But don’t let these restrictions discourage you from starting your journey to better health today!