9 unnecessary skincare products according to Total Beauty
In the interest of my new beauty blogger pledge about not hoarding, I’m researching where I can cut back. I thought I’d tackle a list that Total Beauty came up with of 9 skincare products that we apparently don’t need….
TB says: We don’t need separate face creams for face, neck, and chest
COPD says: I agree, the stuff I put on my face goes on my neck and chest as well.
TB says: We don’t need super expensive skincare products
COPD says: The most expensive skincare product I own at the moment is a face scrub from Fresh and while it’s good I don’t think its worth the $55 I paid for it!
TB says: We don’t need toner
COPD says: Depending on what skincare brand you use, will you get told it’s unnecessary and others will tell you that you can’t live without it – I’m looking at you Clinique! I like using toner, maybe not all the time but I find it useful for removing face mask residue and freshening up my face.
TB says: We don’t need hydrating serum
COPD says: I totally agree, I hate serums and they make my skin feel horrid and slimy.
TB says: We don’t need creams designed for specific body parts
COPD says: I agree somewhat, general body lotion is fine but I think heavier creams for hands and feet are necessary, they get more exposure and work harder. And for the very same reason I wouldn’t use heavier creams on other parts of my body as they aren’t needed.
TB says: We don’t need age-reversing products
COPD says: They say prevention is better than a cure so I kind of agree with this one. But I also think there is nothing wrong with products that can make your skin look better as long as you don’t have un-realistic expectations. Cough Cough ahem Nanoblur!
TB says: We don’t need body firming products
COPD says: I’ve never used body firming products, I like to think all my scrubbing away will keep my skin taught and smooth.
TB says: We don’t need sunscreen over an SPF 30
COPD says: Most of my moisturisers have always had some kind of SPF in them. I’ve seen ones with very high SPF’s like 75/80 but as I don’t holiday on the Sun I’ve never needed them.
TB says: We don’t need face masks
COPD says: Whatever! I love face masks and they always make my skin look better with regular use. If you’ve got oily skin you know using a clay-based mask a few times a week can work wonders.
Well there you have it, and notice that scrubs are not on the list which means that we should Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!
So what you ladies & gents think – do you agree with the list? Is there anything you could ditch from your routine?