Is Following Skin Care Trends A Good Idea?

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Now more than ever, there are so many new innovations and trends happening in the skincare, but with all these exciting new products come a lack of research, customer education, and most importantly, results.

From peel-off masks to Retin-A, companies are dangling these shiny new products in front of your faces promising the fountain of youth. The big problem is that following skin care trends can actually hurt your skin more than it helps. We break down everything you need to know below!

What Are Skin Care Trends?

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One of the most recent trends in skin care is charcoal masks, used to peel off dirt and grime from your pores and leave your face clean and soft. If you’re active on social media, beauty tools like jade rollers and face massagers are everywhere, claiming to take years off the look of your skin, even snail mucus is a growing trend right now!

How Are They Hurting My Skin?

hurting your skin, skincare treatments, skincare trends, bad skincare trendsKeeping up with trends doesn’t necessarily mean its bad for your skin, but there are some red flags to be aware of if you’re always testing the latest craze in skin care. Many of the trendy new products that pop up haven’t been tested for prolonged use and therefore cannot be deemed safe. What’s even worse is they sell one-size fits all solutions without knowing your skin or your skin type.

Anything you put on your face daily should be formulated for your specific skin type. Your DNA determines how you need to care best for your skin and if you want to see results, you need to do your research on products and make sure their suit your skin.

How Can I Keep My Skin Safe?

full beach bag, south beach skin lab routine, south beach skin lab, skin health,Following a simple routine is the easiest and safest way for you to be able to keep your skin safe from trendy products that can cause sensitivity or skin reactions. A routine up to five products is totally fine but any more than that can be blogging pores and overwhelming yours skin.

Scientifically, it’s been proven that fewer products made of high quality and more effective ingredients can out-perform even 10 or 12 lower quality “trendy” products. For best results for your skin and anti-aging results, you can actually see and feel, skip the bandwagon of latest trends and reach for your trusty South Beach Skin Lab routine!

Is Micellar Water As Good At Cleansing As We Think?

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In the last few years, Micellar water has popped up on beauty shelves everywhere claiming to be the newest and most gentle way to remove dirt and makeup from your face.

Think it sounds too good to be true? So did we! That’s why we put Micellar water to the test to see if it could hold up against our Olive Oil Cleanser. Before we break down our results, we wanted to explain a bit more about what micellar water is and what it claims to do.

What Is Micellar Water?

cleansing, oil cleanser, micellar water, skin care, best practices for skinMicellar water is a clear liquid that is usually odorless and colorless and has a similar texture to water. Micellar water claims to have many benefits, like being great for sensitive skin. Many of the micellar waters we found also boasted about the fact that they are free of soaps and detergents, but we found that was sort of misleading, considering they have different types of chemicals in them that act the same way as a soap would.

How We Tried It

micellar water, skin care, cleansing, oil cleanser, skin care tipsWe followed directions to apply micellar water to a cotton pad and use that to wash our face at the end of the day. Throughout the day, we had used makeup, sunscreen and had been outside where pollution and dirt could have entered our pores.

After wiping our faces down with the cotton pad, we could see some makeup and dirt had been wiped away but we couldn’t help but feel that our skin wasn’t completely clean.

The Verdict

cleansing, south beach skin lab, oilve oil cleanser, skin careWe couldn’t get over the feeling our skin wasn’t clean so we actually took some of our very own Olive Oil Cleanser and used it on the cotton pad to wipe down our face again.

To our surprise, there was even more dirt and oil on the second cotton pad (check out the photo above!) meaning that the micellar water didn’t live up to the promise to completely cleanse your skin of makeup and grime.

Because micellar water lacks some of the components needed to really dig deep into pores and cleanse, don’t go throwing your cleansers out just yet…

Could this be an easy quick fix before the gym or while traveling? Sure! But we absolutely would not recommend it as your only cleansing option for the entire day. Based on our test, it leaves dirt and oil still trapped in pores and if left there, it can lead to breakouts, enlarged pores, and deeper wrinkles so stick with your Olive Oil Cleanser to make sure your face is as clean as can be!