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4 Reasons To Not Blindly Follow All Beauty Advice (And What to Do Instead)

No More Second-Guessing What Works For You

Many people embrace beauty routines for their self-care needs to help them unwind and feel confident. And with so many beauty channels and pages, it feels like there is something for everyone.

Your favorite influencers have plenty of advice to help you look just like them, but is that always a good thing? While there are some beauty trends and tips that are beneficial, you shouldn’t blindly follow them without first considering other factors.

Everyone’s Skin Is Different

Some beauty trends make a point that the products will only work if you have dry or oily skin, so these are usually ones you can trust. However, you should remember that not everyone has the same type of skin, so something working for one person might not work for you. This information is usually highlighted at the beginning of articles or videos, but not always, and it can become even trickier if you’re getting advice from friends and don’t consider how their skin differs from yours. The consequences may not be too extreme, but they could cause you to experience redness and irritation, or simply not see results.

Influencers Might Have Ulterior Motives

You don’t want to assume that all influencers are bad, but it’s important to remember they need to make money, and one of the best ways for them to make money is to sell you something. This means they might not truly believe what they are saying but know their followers will buy the products they recommend anyway. You can use resources to determine the authenticity of some influencers, especially if you feel something is off about a product they are pushing.

You Might Chase Unrealistic Results

The age of social media has driven many people to chase unrealistic results because of the filters and photo editing that are endemic online. Even if your skin looks good now, you might see someone else and feel you still have more to do to achieve perfection. Unfortunately, perfection is not attainable.

Thankfully, some beauty experts and influencers will include disclaimers when pictures are edited, so use these to consider what you’re actually looking at and determine how genuine it really is.

Some Ideas Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

You might want to look like your favorite celebrity, but chasing this ideal appearance could be hazardous to your health. Drinking tummy tea or getting fillers and other cosmetic treatments might lead to further issues if you opt for cheaper solutions rather than approved procedures, so approach anything that sounds too good to be true with caution.

What To Do Instead

Although these points don’t relate to all influencers and trends, there is enough evidence that they can cause problems, especially for younger people who are unsure of themselves and seeking validation and confidence. Once you’ve identified why some trends aren't suitable, here are some ideas to avoid them and find routines and products that work for you.

Do Your Research

Research will always benefit you, and you don’t need to read through hundreds of different sources to get an idea of how good or reliable a company is. Reading reviews and looking at social media can indicate whether a business and its products are worth your time. This is especially true when looking at lotions or serums. The good news is that there are plenty of quality skincare brands and products out there, so you can always find something right for you with a little research.

Weigh Up the Benefits

It’s always important to ask yourself how these treatments or routines will benefit you. Are they going to cost a fortune? And if so, can you afford it? Will you need to take time off work? Or are you allergic to any of the ingredients? Weighing up the benefits can help you choose the right treatment and products and avoid potential health issues.

Find Your Style

It’s natural to want to look like everyone else and fit in with the crowd, but don’t you think that’s also painfully boring? Do you really want to abandon your natural features to look the same as your friends or celebrities? Of course, everyone’s free to make their own decisions, but you should consider how these come at the cost of your personal style. Don’t be afraid to take genuine beauty advice and put your own spin on it by experimenting with different techniques to find a style that fits you.

Looking Good

This advice shouldn’t drive you to abandon all beauty trends because some of them are definitely beneficial. However, be careful about which trends you follow to avoid bad reactions or beauty mistakes that could affect your health and well-being.


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