You know how it goes. You see a product on Tiktok that every single person is raving about.
“You HAVE to try this!”
“This transformed my skin!”
It’s all too easy to fall prey to the hype and spend a tidy sum on the coveted product of the moment for fear it might run out. But should you?
Beware of the trends!
One of the most important things to remember when it comes to skincare is that every single person is different. What works for someone else, or even for many other people, may not work for you. This is why it is crucial for you to get to know your own skin, and not blindly follow skincare trends. That’s not to say that the trending product of the moment isn’t great and maybe it will work for you. Notable examples would be The Ordinary 10% Niacinamide and their AHA/BHA peeling solution – two products that have the beauty community quite divided into lovers and haters.
Back to basics
Your starting point is establishing the basis of your skincare routine. That is, a cleanser, a moisturiser and a sunscreen. Getting these products right is the most important part of any skincare routine. So, if you’re struggling with all the information and all the products you see, focus on the basic three first. In order to do this successfully, you need to select products according to your skin type. Beautyboothqa has products divided into skin concern categories such as “dry skin” and “sensitive skin” so you can find appropriate products faster. (Lookout for our upcoming blog on defining your skin type).
Once you have your basics sorted, the next step is to decide what it is about your skin that you would like to target. Do you suffer from break outs? Do you hate seeing those fine lines around your eyes? Do you have some hyperpigmentation that constantly bugs you? This is when you look at adding actives into your routine. These are things such as Azelaic acid, which can help with hyperpigmentation, acne and rosacea, among other concerns.
It might well be that you have a multitude of skin concerns you wish to address. It can be tempting to splurge on every active that combats the problem (or problems) you are having with your skin, but resist! Actives can do wonders, but they can also cause big problems when used incorrectly or when too many are used at once. Our advice is to go slow, choose one or two maximum to use at any one time. Test them first and build up gradually.
Getting your skincare routine right isn’t always easy. It can take time and a fair bit of patience. Beautyboothqa stocks a wide range of high quality, affordable products recommended by Dermatologists and Aestheticians alike. We are very discerning about what we sell, and our product descriptions are extensive to help you make great decisions about skincare that is going to work for you.