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6 Beauty Trends To Avoid

With so much information on Instagram and TikTok, it can be challenging to know who to listen to. Trends come and go, people claim to be experts and sometimes people just come up with crazy ideas and they go viral!

This guide will go over some trends and misinformation that I’ve heard at work or seen on the internet. I’m going to debunk them and let you know what you SHOULD be using instead! Keep reading to see what they are!

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1. Acne Patches 

The secret’s out!  I don’t like acne patches.

You have to leave them on forever, they look kind of ridiculous and can actually make your acne WORSE.

So, what should you use instead? 

  • Charcoal Masks ‑ Charcoal‑based masks, like my 3‑in‑1 Detox Mask, absorb oils and impurities from the skin. 
  • Salicylic Acid ‑ Spot treat or use it all over to prevent breakouts. My Triple Action Acne pads are great for this and also contain Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid.
  • Sulfur Solution ‑ Great for more sensitive or rosacea prone skin types. Just dab it on for quick relief from blemishes. If you’ve never used a sulfur treatment, try out my Overnight Spot Treatment.
  • Benzoyl Peroxide ‑ Products containing Benzoyl Peroxide, like my SOS Diminish Serum, act as an antibacterial agent, removing cellular debris, fighting acne and leaving your skin smooth, youthful and blemish free.

If you’d like to try out any of the products mentioned above, head over to theskinSaint.com

2. Hyaluron Pens

We all love the convenience (and sometimes cheaper price tag) of ordering things off the internet and doing treatments at home yourself.

But sometimes, like with trending Hyaluron Pens, you get what you pay for!

If you want filler in your lips, GO TO A PROFESSIONAL!

Hyaluron pens purchased off the internet seem too good to be true, because they are!

So, why am I telling you to avoid them at all costs?

  • Not sterile
  • Not safe
  • Can cause infection
  • Can cause discoloration, lumps & bumps

Instead, find a licensed and experienced injector like the award‑winning injectors we have at FACE. They have access to the BEST products available from around the world, and will make sure you come out with the beautiful full lips you’ve always wanted. 

3. The ‘One Treatment Fits All’ Lie

With over 50+ technologies from around the globe, I am in the 1% who can actually tell the truth about lasers to you. 

There are some notable lasers like HALO out there and it is one of the more popular treatments for sun spots, pores, and texture, but to see it being a cure all, is far from the reality. 

Don’t get me wrong ‑ I LOVE HALO, and I love using it with BBL. BUT they aren’t the best for EVERY skin issue.

Halo and BBL aren’t always the answer, especially when treating Rosacea or Melasma. In fact, when BBL is used for Melasma alone, there’s a 50% chance of making it better… and a 50% chance of making it WORSE!

So, when you’re booking a laser appointment with a medical spa, do your research! Know what options they have, find out how they customize treatments. AND make sure they have you use a lightener before after treatment to keep your skin safe and healthy!

4. Customized but Not Personalized Skincare Products

If you’re not familiar with Curology, it’s a web‑based service where you fill out a survey about your skin type, skin issues and skin goals and one of their dermatologists prescribes you a custom skin care product designed to address these issues. Sounds amazing and convenient, right?

The problems with Curology aren’t the service itself or even their products.

The main issues are:

  • You aren’t being seen in person.
  • Nobody is taking the time to get to know your skin or history, and most people don’t diagnose their needs properly.
  • Not everything can be properly addressed from a quick survey. 
  • You may also need professional in office care.
  • Using too strong of actives together can lead to irritation, inflammation, and more acne and even pigmentation. 

So, what do you need to do?

Make an appointment with a Skin Management Expert who will take the time to understand your skin. They’ll be able to work with you over time and get down to the root of the problems while using the correct treatments. You’ll be happier with the results in the end! 

5. Beauty Oils

I see beauty oils being praised on social media. But honestly, most of them are out‑dated. 

They might make you look good and smell good for a time, but they’re lacking key ingredients to make them effective.

What should you look for in a beauty oil?

  • Mimics the natural properties of the skin ‑ many don’t!
  • Contains glycolipids or antioxidants, which protect the skin
  • Mimics your skin’s barrier 
  • Gives off an instant glow 

My favorite beauty oil alternative is my Bioidentical Barrier Serum. This product IS skin mimicking and contains Glycolipids, vitamins E and F to help reinforce your barrier to protect your skin and help calm acne. Just apply it after cleansing and follow with a moisturizer! Find it on my website, theskinSaint.com.

6. Avoid These 3 Ingredients

Last but not least, avoid these three ingredients no matter what products you’re using!

  • SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfate) ‑ Strips the skin of its natural oils causing irritation, dryness, and even allergic reactions.
  • Parabens ‑ Can sensitize the skin causing allergic reactions, and can potentially affect hormones being estrogen-mimicking. The small amount used in skin products is good for the preservation of products and many be no harm at all, but we don’t use them until proven more safe. 
  • Synthetic Fragrances ‑ Can cause rashes, redness and irritation.

You’ll thank me later! 

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Be Safe with Your Skin!

At the end of the day, be careful who you listen to on the internet and do your own research! I’ve built my career off of helping people rebuild their skin and confidence ‑ including my own! ‑ and I’m here to help and give you the best information I can! Stay smart and stay safe! 

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