Top Skincare Trend Experts Want You To Avoid - Skin Care

Top Skincare Trend Experts Want You To Avoid

22 Nov -
3 min read

When it comes to skin care, it seems like there’s always a new trend. But not every fad is safe for your skin. Some of these hacks are harmless and actually very useful — but sadly, all too many are not. In fact, skin experts would advise against them entirely.

Trend 1: Peel-Off Masks

Peel off masks have quickly become a popular skincare trend in recent years, having been popularized on social media as well as enhanced by the rise of Korean style skincare regimens. However, these over-the-counter masks can sometimes cause more harm than good, especially  if you have sensitive skin. These masks can cause a great deal of irritation among people with conditions like rosacea, eczema, or acne. 

In addition, the act of peeling them off, it also stretches and pulls the skin, which can lead to a lack of elasticity and cause premature aging. Also, peeling off the mask can remove the top layer of skin, stripping it of its protective layer of oils and leaving it more vulnerable to environmental factors like air pollution and UV rays.

Trend 2: DIY Treatments

While there’s certainly something satisfying about making something on your own, skincare product development is something best left to the professionals. Often, ingredient lists combine several over-the-counter products in order to create at-home masks or toners.

While they may not be harmful independently, combining them without knowing how they’ll interact together and with your skin can leave you vulnerable to irritation and damaged skin cells. It can sometimes clog your pores and lead to breakouts. 

Trend 3: Abrasive or Physical Exfoliants

Exfoliation is a necessary step in one’s skincare routine however, too frequent exfoliation with abrasive scrubs can have an adverse effect on skin.

Rather than deep cleaning pores, exfoliating scrubs – particularly those with nutshell particles or pumice – can create micro cuts along the surface of your skin and leave it vulnerable to damage. 

Instead, using a chemical exfoliator 2-3 times a week can help to unclog pores and improve cellular turnover. Disrupt’s 2% salicylic acid helps exfoliate the skin and unclogs the pores giving you smooth blemish free skin.

Trend 4: DIY Microneedling

Microneedling is a technique in which the skin is punctured with tiny needles to stimulate collagen production and improve skin quality. Influencers on social media are trying microneedling at home, using a tool called a dermaroller

At-home microneedling carries many risks that outweigh any potential benefits. It’s dangerous to perform this procedure in an environment that isn’t completely clean and sterile, with a device that isn’t medical grade. DIY dermarolling or microneedling can damage the skin and cause infection, especially since many devices used at home are not sterile. It can often cause infection, irritation, injury and scarring.

Conclusion: While skincare trends are often well-intentioned, it is necessary to speak to skincare experts and dermatologists before trying out anything new. It is necessary to understand that some things are best left up to experts and professionals. 


References for this blog: 

  1. 5 TikTok Beauty Trends Skin-Care Experts Want You To Avoid- Refinery 29
  2. 5 current skincare trends you should avoid- Sethl Matarasso md
  3. 5 Current Skincare Trends that You Should Avoid- Etre Cosmetic dermatology centre
  4. 8 TikTok skincare trends dermatologists warn you to avoid- Huffpost