De-Influencing Skincare: Who Should You Trust Your Skin With?

Make the right decision to achieve the healthy skin you’ve been wanting by knowing your options and looking for answers in the right places.

In the age of influencers, many skincare products are shoved into our faces. From moisturizers to toners, over-the-counter skincare products are sold with the discretion that customers trust whoever recommends them. However, not all recommendations from your favorite influencer will work—skincare products either make or break your skin; thus, trusting a curated version of a review isn’t the best idea. 

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The de-influencing trend rose to TikTok fame when viewers noticed gaps and fallacies in some beauty product promotions made by influencers on social media. De-influencing is recommending what not to buy. De-influencing is also suggesting cheaper alternatives for expensive products. The art of de-influencing promotes healthier consumption habits. Sahar Arshad said, “De-influencing is leading the revolution against beauty influencers who post misleading reviews and promote overconsumption.”  

Who to trust?

Now that de-influencing made people weary of the products they suggest—consumers are left questioning who they should go to for skincare advice. Unbeknownst to many, consulting a dermatologist for skin-related advice is the better way to go. Consulting a professional and getting professional advice for the skin you take care of is a wise move amidst the noisy and cluttered social media advice and recommendations. 

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Investing in professionals who mastered their craft of specializing in skin, hair, and nails helps you address your needs scientifically. Moreover, dermatologists create plans to target and improve a specific problem using their years of medical experience and expertise. On the contrary, there’s nothing wrong with exploring skin solutions, but there are risks of worsening the problem due to ineffective products. 

From experience

One of the best decisions I made was to get my acne treated professionally. For context, I have struggled with acne since the seventh grade. Due to the irrational fear of doctors, I tried to clear my acne through different methods. From using local products mixed with antibiotics to buying high-end expensive over-the-counter skincare products, my acne worsened—I even experienced scar-forming cystic acne. 

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I decided to finally put an end to the pain acne brought me, physically, emotionally, and socially, in 12th grade. I booked an appointment with a dermatologist and availed their acne-clearing program. My dermatologist created a comprehensive plan to target my acne problems—from the acne to the marks it will leave. After countless consultations and sessions, my skin cleared up, all thanks to the program and the medicine my dermatologist prescribed. 

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Trusting a professional and trusting the painful process leads to positive results. Decisions about your skin shouldn’t be yours alone—professionals are willing to help you navigate your problems.

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