Problems With Online Skin Care Trends and Routines, Part 1

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Problems With Online Skin Care Trends and Routines, Part 1

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Certain daily personal areas that may combine at-home care with professional assistance can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to the information out there, and skin care is an excellent example. Skin care is an extremely broad category, one that can be attained through everything from at-home products to various medical spa services – but also one where picking up tips through improper resources is unfortunately common. The chief such resource, sadly: The internet.

At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re proud to offer not only a wide range of medical spa services like Botox, laser treatments and more – all of which have distinct skin benefits for many clients – but also a variety of anti-aging and other skincare products. We strongly recommend at least consulting professionals like ours when determining your at-home skin care routine; reliance on unverified online tips or tricks may lead to success some of the time, but in too many instances will lead you down the wrong path and create harm. This two-part blog series will go over some basics on skin care and certain online trends to avoid at all costs.

Skin Care Basics and Needs

Firstly, as we noted above, skin care is a wide-ranging topic. Many individuals develop a skin care routine despite no major skin-related issues or recent procedures, including things like moisturizers, exfoliators and many other standard products.

Many others, however, utilize skin care products for specific needs. Acne care products are a simple example of this, but others include products meant to smooth fine lines, limit wrinkles or even assist with pain-free recovery from a process like Botox or a laser treatment. This is why it’s so important to avoid cookie-cutter online beauty trends – they may work for some people, but often don’t meet your specific needs.

Our next several sections will go over some of the most common online skin care trends to avoid.

Charcoal Peels

Within the last several years, a major trend on the beauty market has been charcoal peels. These products promise to clear the skin of all impurities, leaving it healthy and pristine.

Simply put, these claims are generally false. Charcoal does strip the skin, but it strips it of everything – including healthy skin growth that allows for moist, quality skin. It makes the skin oilier due to the way it forces it to overproduce oil. While a limited percentage of individuals may benefit from these peels in specific circumstances, they are not good for general use.

Mixing Household Items

There are also those who try to promote themes like mixing home products for “organic” skin care routines. Again, this might be okay for some in certain circumstances – but it’s not a cover-all for most, and simply won’t work for many people. Many household ingredients can irritate the skin or cause it to dry out, even if you assumed the opposite would be the case.

For more on avoiding harmful online skin care trends, or to learn about any of our med spa services, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson MD today.