Unlike good wine, the skin does not improve with age. Over time, your skin becomes wrinkled, dull, and blotchy with brown spots. Keeping your skin looking as healthy as possible is essential, but many beauty treatments are a waste of money. Here is a list of 10 beauty products that don’t deliver as promised.
Taking care of your skin is very important.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so it makes sense to take good care of it. The Clinical Research Journal reports that Americans spend $ 43 billion a year on topical creams, enhancements like Botox, and spa treatments. Your daily skincare routine can have a huge impact on the quality of your skin. Using the right products with the right ingredients that best suit your skin can make a difference.
The two biggest skincare problems
As you age, your skin naturally wrinkles due to overexposure to ultraviolet light from the sun (UVA), environmental causes, and gravity. Many products promise to make wrinkles disappear, but most don’t work.
Liver spots or age spots are flat, brown spots that appear on the skin. They are caused by years of exposure to the sun. You usually have them on your face, neck, arms, and back. Using a good sunscreen daily can slow them down and even prevent them. Association of the American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. This number will block at least 97% of the sun’s UVA rays. Higher numbers will block even more UVA rays. Reapply sunscreen every two hours if you are outside all day.
Dermatologists say these 10 beauty treatments are wasting your money.
Save your money, don’t fall into the trap of spending your hard-earned money on these things.
1 – Expensive cleaners
It is important to clean your skin. The job of a cleanser is to remove makeup, dirt, and oils that have accumulated on the face during the day. Because the cleanser doesn’t stay on your skin that long, they really do little more than clean your skin. Expensive cleaners that promise to remove wrinkles are not worth your time or money. Choose a facial cleanser that suits your skin type. This is what to look for based on your skin type.
If your skin is dry, don’t choose a cleanser that takes moisture away from your skin. Choose a mild cleanser to remove dirt and oil, but without further drying out the skin. Never use hot water on your face. Instead, rinse your face with lukewarm water. Hot water can dry out your skin even more.
Foam cleansers are supposed to be better for cleaning oily skin. There are mild facial cleansers made just for oily skin. These cleaners generally contain alpha-hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid, citric acid, and lactic acid. These ingredients remove dead skin cells while washing your face.
2 – Creams for cellulite and stretch marks
Stretch marks and cellulite are not attractive, but they are normal for aging skin. According to dermatologists, creams that swear to get rid of cellulite and stretch marks don’t work in the long run. At best, they are temporary. If you really hate the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, you can talk to your dermatologist. Some medical procedures can reduce cellulite and stretch marks. Exercise is also helpful in toning and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Otherwise save money and don’t buy cellulite and stretch mark creams.
3 – Eye creams
You have ultra-thin skin under your eyes. This skin sometimes wrinkles and darkens. Eye creams can help a little to remove these wrinkles. If you use a good moisturizer on your face, use the same moisturizer under your eyes to hydrate sensitive skin. Moisturizers like vitamin C serum, retinoid cream, and sunscreen may be all you need to keep your under-eye skin looking good instead of paying for a high-priced eye cream.
4 – Toners
Toners are used after cleansing your face. They make your face feel very clean. They can be good for removing excess oil and exfoliating, but a good cleanser can do the same. Don’t waste your money on a toner just because it smells good and feels good on your skin. It is a waste of money. Some toners actually irritate the skin and disrupt the natural oils in the skin. This is a wasted beauty treatment that you don’t need to buy.
5 – Self-tanners
Self-tanning creams may be better than sitting in the sun all day or going to a tanning salon, but if you have an obsession with changing your skin tone, this could reveal that you are struggling with body image issues. Feeling that a tan makes you look better means that you are not comfortable with your skin. It is important to accept your beauty rather than trying to look like someone else. Your natural skin tone is the healthiest for you. Enjoy how you look! Try to find ways to accentuate your beauty rather than hide it.
Pores are small openings that keep skin healthy. Your pores are inherited and tend to look larger as you age. Keeping your skin hydrated and clean can reduce the appearance of your pores. Products that promise to reduce the size of your pores don’t tell you the truth. Some products may reduce the size of your pores temporarily, but not in the long term. That is not physically possible. Make sure to wear sunscreen every day, as too much sunlight can make your pores appear larger. Retinoids can also help your pores appear smaller.
7 – Pore strips
Pore strips are on trend and fun to wear, but they aren’t worth much more. If you have clogged pores, the pore strips cannot deeply clean your pores. You can better clean your clogged pores using a natural face scrub, steam or charcoal mask to get the job done.
8 – Expensive face masks
Face masks are popping up everywhere. They can really make a difference in the appearance of your skin, but this can be short-term at best. Like many other things, you get what you pay for, but this does not mean that you have to pay a fortune to get a good face mask. The most important thing to look for is the quality of the ingredients. The cheaper a mask, the cheaper the ingredients. Look for ingredients like
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Salicylic acid
But in the end, a daily skincare routine with a mild cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen may be the best beauty treatment you need.
9 – coconut oil
Since coconut oil is a natural oil, it’s easy to assume that it will be good for your face. Incorrect! Although it might be a decent moisturizer for a day in a hurry, coconut oil is not good for your face. It is known to clog pores and cause acne breakouts. Coconut oil tends to settle on the skin, suffocating the skin’s ability to breathe. Keep your coconut oil in the kitchen instead of on your face.
10 – Eye masks
Trends in skincare come and go. Eye masks are on show as the new anti-aging wonders. Although eye masks can make the skin under the eyes appear brighter and less wrinkled, it is generally short-term at best. Like face masks, eye masks contain ingredients that plump up the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the short term. So, if you need a quick under-eye boost, you can try an eye mask, but don’t expect your new look to last too long.
How can you keep your skin healthy?
Good skin care should occur throughout your life, but years of sun exposure cause wrinkles and age spots. Fortunately, it is never too late to start good skincare. Not only can it remove some damage caused by years of poor care, it can also prevent further damage to the skin. Follow these simple tips to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing.
Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to block the sun’s dangerous UVA rays. Plan to wear sunscreen year-round, not just in summer and even when it’s cloudy outside, as UVA rays can penetrate through clouds. If you are outdoors for a long time, reapply sunscreen every two hours.
Wear sun protective clothing
Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your ears, face, neck, and head. Also, wear sunglasses that block UVA rays. Choose lightweight long-sleeved shirts, skirts, and long pants if you are out in the sun for a long time.
Do not tan
Our culture still considers a tanned face to be healthy, but in reality, tanned skin means skin damage, such as age spots, wrinkles, and maybe even cancer. In the United States, approximately three people die of skin cancer hourly.
Beauty treatments come and go, but good skin care never goes out of style. UVA rays from the sun and environmental toxins can make your skin age, but maintaining a daily skincare routine can keep your skin looking healthy. There are many trendy products on the market, which makes it difficult to decide what is really worth it. While these 10 beauty products sound good, they can’t be delivered as promised, so don’t waste your money. Instead, choose a mild cleanser, a good moisturizer, and sunscreen to keep your sin looking its best throughout your life.