I’m scrolling through Instagram, and my favorite influencer posts a selfie—My brain: “Don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it..” Me: “DROP YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE!!!!” Sound familiar? Here’s why your faves dropping their skincare routine can be more harmful than you think.
Not All Skinfolk Is Kinfolk
Everyone’s skin is different, period. An influencer with dry skin, for instance, might recommend dry products to an audience with skin types ranging from combination, normal, oily, to dry. See the problem?
What Works For Them, Might Not Work For You
Factor in hormonal acne, sensitive skin, eczema, the list goes on—not to mention genetics. Listen, it’s not always Maybelline, they could’ve been born with it. Some people have good skin. So what works for them might not work for you.
Drop Your Routine, But Be Responsible
To The Influencer: Drop your skincare routine, but be responsible. Disclose your skin type, and skin conditions if any. Yeah, it’s an extra step, but you could be saving your followers from potential disappointment, not to mention money.
To The Follower: Before following your fave’s skincare routine, ask yourself: Do I know their skin type? What are their skin conditions? Are they similar to mine?
Do The Research
Securing a solid skincare routine can take a lot of research, and ultimately result in trial and error if you’re not consulting with an esthetician or skin professional. So by all means, tell your fave “DROP YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE!!!!” but next time, with terms, okay?