I’m scrolling through Instagram and my favorite influencer suddenly 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. If an influencer’s skin type is dry, they’re likely to recommend dry skincare products to an audience with skin types ranging from oily, combination, normal, to dry. See the problem?
What Works For You Might Not Work For Me
Let’s factor in different types of acne, sensitive skin, hormonal acne, eczema, and the list goes on—not to mention genetics. Listen, it’s not always Maybelline, they could’ve been born with it. Some people just 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, don’t forget to ask yourself: Do I know their skin type? What are their skin conditions? And are they similar to mine?
Do The Research
Securing a solid skincare routine can take a lot of research, and ultimately results 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?