If you’ve ever had the fleeting thought that maybe your beauty routine isn’t actually all it’s cracked up to be, you’re not the only one…
Just like with fashion, the beauty world tends to exist in trends.
One season we might all be flocking to buy a derma roller, the next we might be filling our fridges with the latest food touted to transform your skin.
Really, the basis of good skin is being moisturised and well hydrated.
That doesn’s stop the overload of information when it comes to beauty, though.
To get to the bottom of it we asked three beauty experts for the nuggets they wish people would stop believing.
Here’s what they had to say…
1. 'You shouldn't use products on oily skin'
“Quite the opposite in fact,” explains skin specialist and cosmetologist Lesley Wilks.
“Oily skin types over produce sebum which will in turn create bacteria leading to blocked pores/acne if it’s not removed correctly.
“Skin is often over sensitised by using strong, acidic products that strip the skin but cause severe dehydration.
“Don’t avoid hydrating your skin completely, or it will look dull and lifeless.”
2. 'The more the better'
“In the past few years people started to believe you need a endless skincare routine in order to see results,” says facialist Su-Man.
“I believe you need just two steps. Cleanse and moisturise.
“By following these basic steps your skin will be able to renew itself and repair from inside out.
“Look for active ingredients that penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and not only save you money but time on a daily basis.”
For a simple and effective skincare routine kick off your cleanse with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser.
The formulation combines cleansing technology, hydrating agent and Hyaluronic acid to protect the skin’s barrier, boost hydration and help lock it in.
After cleansing massage in some Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser in upwards circular motions.
The lightweight texture replenishes the epidermis and helps protect the skin barrier while continuously releasing moisture.
3. 'Washing make-up brushes with a make-up wipe is enough'
“This is not the case,” says make-up artist Stacey Whittaker.
“You need to properly cleanse your makeup brushes in order to remove product build up and take good care of your brushes.
“Using a makeup wipe to clean them will only remove the top layer of dirt and will dry out the bristles on your brushes too.
“Use baby shampoo or brush cleanser once per week instead.”
4. 'Derma rollers are your skincare saviour'
“Stop scrapping your skin with a derma roller,” says Su-Man.
“I’m not sure why the rollers are so popular right now.
“Instead of being beneficial for your skin they can cause more damage than good when they’re not being used by a trained professional.”
For a simply way to fulfil all your skin hydration needs, shop the Neutrogena Hydro Boost range now.