3 Popular Skincare Trends To Ditch (A What To Swap Them With)

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, trends come and go, but not all are beneficial for your skin. There seems to be a new must-have skincare product every time you’re on social media — but just because a product is trending, it doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin. 

It's time to ditch these three popular skincare trends that may be doing more harm than good to your skin. Instead, I'll introduce you to alternative products and practices that will help you achieve healthier, glowing skin.

Makeup Wipes

Makeup wipes are notorious for being too harsh on the skin, causing irritation and redness. It’s time to ditch makeup wipes not only because they create a lot of waste, but because all the rubbing and wiping is physically irritating to your skin. 

Instead, opt for gentle cleansers like cleansing balms, oil cleansers, micellar waters, and oil-to-water products. These products effectively remove makeup, SPF, tinted moisturizers, and daily pollution without the need for harsh rubbing. 

Have sensitive skin? I recommend Solution Démaquillante Pour Les Yeux. For normal to non-sensitive skin, Eau Micellaire Biosensible is a great choice. 

Harsh Scrubs

Harsh scrubs are abrasive on the skin and can create microscopic scratches and tears, leading to redness, inflammation, acne, dehydration, pH imbalances, and more. 

If the goal is to exfoliate the skin, swap your harsh scrub for a mild chemical exfoliant that effectively exfoliates without scratching your skin. 

A mild chemical exfoliant that I recommend that can be used daily is Lotion P50 and all of its variations for different skin types. 

Hyaluronic Acid Serums 

While hyaluronic acid serums are popular for their hydrating properties, they are often not as effective when used as a standalone ingredient. 

It is better to look for serums that combine hyaluronic acid with other antioxidants like Vitamin C. When trying to hydrate the skin, hyaluronic acid serums are highly marketed, but there is very little evidence that it truly hydrates the skin as it claims.

For optimal hydration, my favorite serums are Extraits Tissulaires and Amniotique VG, which are thin, water-based, and able to penetrate deeper layers of the skin for maximum hydration. Unlike hyaluronic acid molecules, which are large and have difficulty penetrating deep layers of the skin, these serums are formulated to deliver hydration where it's needed most.

By making these simple skincare swaps, you can improve the health and appearance of your skin while avoiding unnecessary irritation and damage. Don’t distract yourself with skincare fads when the tried-and-true products are all that you need! 


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