When it comes to looking after our skin, we all try to prevent ageing as much as possible. We do this by finding products that can help to battle our biggest skin concerns and generally slow down the ageing process.
With so many products that claim to be the ‘miracle’ and the humble cleanser, toner and moisturiser routine evolving to include, serum, exfoliator, moisture mask, oil and peel – it’s easy to get swept up in the skincare world.
However, according to an article on Allure, the one big thing Dermatologists wish we’d all stop doing is using so many products!
According to Joshua Zeichner, an assistant professor in the dermatology department at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, the best thing we can do for our skin is keep it simple.
“I wish patients would stop overdoing it. Dedication to one or two products with proven efficacy is much better than trying to use everything. Using too many products often leads to irritation and can potentially cause ingredients to inactivate, since certain ones are not meant to be combined. A good morning antioxidant, along with sunscreen and an evening retinoid, is a great place to start. If you consistently stick to this simple regimen, you will see a difference in your skin. Just give it a few weeks.”