Skincare Trends to Avoid in 2023

The new year is the perfect time to bid farewell to not only negative people or behaviors in our lives but also these beauty trends that are not doing our skin any favors. While it can be fun to participate and be involved in these trends, they can cause more harm than good. As 2022 has come to an end, it is important to end some skincare trends as well and enter the new year with healthy and effective skin care routines.

7 Popular Trends to Avoid in 2023

  • DIY Skin Care

Even though DIY is more affordable we should not be practicing that on our skin because our skin is not a project or a craft. There are some trends which include using coffee and yogurt as scrubs which can be very harmful. It is either you focus on using healthy and good products or nothing at all.   

  • 10-step Skincare Routine

Why would you be stressing yourself so much with all these routines that are not effective? Let’s focus on reducing the stress by not having more than 3 steps in our skincare routine. 

  • Over-Exfoliation

Exfoliation is a very good skincare routine because it is a way of clearing any dead cells that are built on your skin promoting cell renewal. However,overdoing it can strip of the natural cells of the skin causing irritation, breakouts and sensitive skin. 

  • Slugging with Vaseline

We all agree that vaseline makes our skin shiny and moisturized but they can also trap natural sweats and bacteria in our pores leading to breakouts and clogged pores. It is better to opt for a facial oil that has all the nutrients that you need. Face products such as Oil Divine….

  • Semi-Permanent Makeup

There is a trend where people are treating themselves at home to enhance their features on their face by the use of microneedling devices and makeup products to mimic permanent makeup results. This is very dangerous because not only are you not an expert at doing this but also harmful because of the use of traditional makeup that is not meant to be tattooed. 

  • Sunscreen Contouring

People are now using a high-level sunscreen to contour their faces instead of actually spending time in the sun for a natural contoured look. This will have a negative effect on the skin; sun spots, fine lines, darker areas around the face and most importantly increased chance of cancer. 

  • Pore Vacuuming

According to experts, pore vacuuming is never the answer. Suctioning and vacuuming your skin can lead to bruising or even a condition called telangiectasis; small broken vessels in the skin. People should instead engage in mild chemical peels which can help remove dead skin while ensuring cell renewal.

With TikTok trends and DIY hacks on skin care and beauty, there have been significant trends that have been introduced. Let’s be mindful of what we engage in to ensure our skin stays youthful and healthy.

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