How brands are fooling you

Hello everybody! My name is Dr Liv Kraemer💕

I am a dermatologist from Zurich with focus on skincare and skinfood. A lot of my patients ask me which products really help against anti-aging, pimples and for a soft beautiful skin. They are often disappointed of the promises of the beauty industry. Therefore, in this post, I will show you which 5 skincare products are a totally waste of your money.

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The market is full with variety of skincare products and it can be confusing to figure out which ones are absolutely necessary in your routine and which ones are optional. Skincare companies make you feel like you need to own a plethora of skincare products to have beautiful looking skin. But more than half of these products don’t really do anything to help so they’re pretty much useless. So if you’re on a budget, or simply don’t like a cluttered skincare routine you would love reading this article.

1. Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are the classic example of a feel-good beauty product that’s totally unnecessary, Mask consists of a sheet of fabric which is soaked in serum and companies advertise it like “when you will use this sheet mask, all the rich nutrients will get infused into your skin and you will get countless benefits from it”. But in reality you are paying for the packaging and the fabric. The quality of the serum is really low. How ever it is advertise that you just need to apply that mask for 10 – 20 minutes. Do you think that 10 – 20 minutes are enough for your skin to absorb all the nutrients…? Think, again you are not going to see any changes if you are using a mask once in the weekend.

2. Toner

The purpose of a toner is to balance your skin’s pH levels (the ideal range is 4.8-6). But as long as you’re not over-stripping your skin with super harsh cleansers and exfoliators, then toner really isn’t necessary and companies also market toners as something which will remove remaining dirt from our face and tighten pores after cleansing. Unfortunately, pores can’t “tighten” (that feeling usually comes from irritating alcohol), so its not really cleaning your pores.

3. Day Cream

Day creams were invented back then when the women use to carry umbrella for sun protection and don’t use to step out. In the day the most harmful enemy of skin is sun right from skin aging to skin cancer there are variety of harmful effects of sun over your skin and most of them don’t even have any protection from sun, and the ones who have, really small amount of SPF is in there. That’s not going to give any protection. So don’t even think of replace anything with your sunscreen.

4. Exfoliating Scrub

When you exfoliate your skin, you may think that you’re taking care of it, but you’re actually harming it. Exfoliating scrubs remove the outer layer of your skin, stripping out a barrier that protects it from the environment. Of course, your skin feels oil-free, but this result is temporary. After scrubbing, your oil glands start producing even more oil which leads to an imbalance in your skin. Which could often lead to breakouts and some other skin problems.

5. Eye Cream

Eye cream is just a re-packaged version of moisturizer, brands market them for the “sensitive eye area” — but think about it: If your regular moisturizer causes irritation around your eyes, it’s also irritating the rest of your face. The effects may not be visible at first, but in the long run that chronic irritation can make it difficult for your skin to repair itself, leading to wrinkles and acne.

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