Social media isn’t doing us any favours either. TikTok (and Twitter) have become a “reliable” resource for skincare advice. (Shout-out to your ex-high school girlfriend turned Facebook “skincare consultant”).
Do you really need a 12-step beauty routine? Seriously, NO, absolutely not! But what goes first: Serum or toner? Face oil or moisturizer? And don’t get me started on retinol. Does everyone need it?
It’s so easy to get caught up in the beauty noise. However, here’s the thing, with skincare, simplicity is key. According to New York-based dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, “fewer products to apply means fewer products that could be forgotten. Keeping it simple helps people to stay on track with a regular routine which ultimately is more beneficial to the skin.”
In fact, overloading your skin with products can have an adverse effect to what you’d hoped for. This is particularly the case if you’re using too many active ingredients such as retinols or hyaluronic acid. Too many actives can cause skin barrier function disruption and lead to acne, perioral dermatitis, eczema, and can also exacerbate rosacea symptoms.
Most faces do far better with fewer products, however, even if you’re committed to keeping your skincare routine simple, there are still a few rules to follow.
You could add an exfoliator twice a week to remove the build-up of dead skin cells. Also, as we get older serums can be powerful allies. Filled with concentrated doses of active ingredients these elixirs can mitigate a number of issues from dark spots to wrinkles.
Radiant skin day after day is all about sticking to a simple skincare routine. Cleanse, tone, moisturize and apply sunscreen … totally doable, right?
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