Skin Care Recommendations During the HCG Diet

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Losing weight also affects the firmness and elasticity of your skin. This is because of the massive fat and muscle loss. However, the HCG diet does not affect your skin healthy while losing weight. The HCG works differently than other diet regimen. It burns body fats but leaves your muscles and skin behind. HCG is a diet regimen that allows you to lose weight and avoids sagging skin and wrinkles.

Can I Wear Makeup on the HCG Diet?

Some makeups and other cosmetics are not permissible during the HCG diet. While HCG is present in your body, cosmetics that contain fats and oils must not be used because they are absorbed and interfere with weight reduction. Be careful with your product choices to avoid interfering with your weight loss. Read labels when buying products. 

Oil-Free Formulations to Use During the HCG Diet

Skin Care Recommendations During the HCG Diet

The cosmetics suggested as per the original HCG Diet Protocol are:

  • Lipstick and lip balms
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Mineral oil (Permissible during VLCD)
  • Eye Brow Pencil
  • Fat-free lotion
  • Conditioner and styling products may still be used on your hair, but do not rub into the scalp.
  • Look for ingredients such as Aloe vera, tea tree, sandalwood, turmeric, cucumber, chamomile, lavender extracts, and green tea, which are oil-free and moisturize and tone your skin naturally.

Recommended Beauty Product Safe for HCG Diet


  • Mineral-based/oil-free foundations/lotions
  • Bare essentials/bare minerals
  • Mineral stick deoderant 
  • Baking soda
  • Face soap/makeup removers are fine

Skin  and Lip Moisturizers

  • Alba oil-free facial moisturizer
  • Aloe vera 100% gel
  • Baby oil (basically mineral oil)
  • Mineral oil
  • St. Ives vanilla lotion

Shampoos  and Conditioners

  • Aubrey organics
  • Fiji organic virgin coconut oil for the body
  • Mastey products
  • Natures gate alovera


  • Baking soda
  • Spry toothpaste
  • Tom’s of Maine toothpaste

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Skin Care Recommendations During the HCG Diet