These Viral Skincare Trends Are Wreaking Havoc On Your Skin, According to An Expert
Nayamka Roberts-Smith, better know to beauty-lovers as @LABeautyologist, is an LA-based Aesthetician and sk-influencer that I'm currently obsessing over. I first read about her on Intothegloss, when she wrote a personal essay about her minimal skincare routine, her career trajectory and how she created her very own hashtag, #60second rule, that's spawned a flood of memes and before and afters on Instagram.
Her YouTube is filled with beauty tips, tricks and educational videos that are all based on science or her own experiences as an beauty professional working in the industry — and her latest video, 'Viral Skincare Trends That Are Ruining Your Skin' is one we should all be taking notes from. As Nai points out, the skincare industry is huge, the internet is huge and the influencer industry is huge and this can often cause a lot of misinformation to spread very easily and very quickly. Just because something is trending on the internet, doesn't mean we should try it, especially when it comes to skincare trends.
Below Nai breaks down three viral skincare trends — peel-off masks, facial brushes and DIY professional skincare treatments — and explains why they're bad for your skin and what you should be doing the achieve amazing skin instead.
Keep scrolling to read more about the viral skincare trends we need to ditch and Nai's tips for the best skin of your life.