With beauty aisles filled with skin-care must-haves, finding the best skincare product is tougher than ever. Marketing campaigns overflowing with too-good-to-be-true claims can make skincare shopping overwhelming rather than useful. Let’s face it, how are you supposed to put all those products into your skin?
Bath and body skincare products have been a classic staple in every woman’s skincare routine. Women are putting so much attention on their skin and well-being to boost overall health and reduce the signs of aging. But with so many beauty trends and new products popping everywhere, sticking to a simple skincare routine may seem impossible.
You may think that following a simplified skincare routine would mean having lesser things to think about. In reality, there are still some rules to follow and products to watch out for. But what’s great about this is the amount of time, money, and effort you’ll save by letting go of your excessive skincare habits.
Pick your investments
Stop wasting your hard-earned salary on skincare products from luxury brands. These products come with exorbitantly high prices that may not be essential to your skincare goals. These brands reached their popularity by spending so much money on advertising campaigns, influencers, and fancy packaging, which they compensate by putting a bigger price tag on their products.
Always look for more affordable varieties of these high-end skincare items before splurging. More often, these brands take advantage of their customers by using their fame to charge more. In fact, some cheaper versions use the same ingredients as their expensive counterparts, so you get the same results for less money.
Meanwhile, some luxury skincare products do have a reputation for producing a transformative impact on the skin that other cheaper brands cannot simply match. In this case, high-end skincare products may be worth the money depending on your skin type and problem. To avoid wasting money, ask for samples from high-end brands before buying them. But if you can find a more affordable alternative, go for it instead.
Find the product that actually addresses your skincare concern
Every skincare routine has a magic ingredient. We’re talking about that one product that addresses your skincare concern. In this case, you would need the advice of a trusted dermatologist to find the best product that matches your skin type. If a friend with whom you share the same skin concern recommends an effective product, don’t get easily convinced. Ask your dermatologist about it to find out if the product works for your skin.
Choose your role model wisely
In a digital world cluttered with celebrities and influencers advertising everything from creams to balms, you need to be mindful of the people you follow. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to skincare problems. Every person has a unique skincare concern and skin type. What works for your favorite blogger doesn’t mean it should work for you as well.
Unfollow beauty influencers who regularly talk about a new skincare product. You need role models who spread helpful information than just someone who urges their followers to spend money for their sponsors. Fine-tune your Instagram feed by following skincare experts whose advice is authentic and well-researched. You can also follow beauty gurus with who you share the same complexion and skin type. If they’re using a particular product that works for them, ask your dermatologist first before taking the leap.
Use fewer products
Many people get frustrated at the sight of their breakouts and age lines that they constantly experiment and pile every skincare product on their face in the hopes of solving their skin dilemmas.
There’s a bigger chance that half of your skincare products aren’t actually doing their job as much as you hope. Buying skincare products on a whim is nothing but a waste of money. Simplify your routine by leaving only must-have products, such as facial cleanser, moisturizer, or serum. Applying multiple products with the same ingredient is not only pointless but also harmful to the skin. Excessive application of active ingredients can lead to skin irritation and other skin problems.
Pay attention to the ingredient list or label before buying a product for daily use. If you find products sharing the same active ingredient, give your skin a break by taking out the dupes from your skincare rotation.
We often buy skincare products on impulse for unimportant reasons. We got easily swayed by advertisements and influencers without thinking about their implications for our skin health. Whatever your motivation, your impulse purchases aren’t actually helping your skin. Just keep your skincare routine simple and your skin will even thank you for it.