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Are you being influenced? Here’s why you should NOT use the same skincare routine as your favorite influencer.

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology

We all have our favorite influencers on Instagram. Whether they seem to live a lavishly fun lifestyle or be “in the know” on certain products or brands, we like to keep up with them and what they’re into.

You like their fashion sense – so you shop the same brands. You like their hair styles – so maybe you try them out on your own hair.

One thing you should not do? Automatically use the same skincare products.

Listen, just because it works for one person doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you.

Ever been let down after a visit to Ulta, Sephora, or CVS for that matter?

It’s kind of the same thing here – all you know about the product is that this sales representative says it’s a great product. That’s it.

My best guess as to why so many people go off someone else’s recommendation? Maybe because it’s so accessible. Or maybe they think someone else has done all the research – they just assume it’s a great product, and it’s going to work for them too.

Why is using the same skincare regimen as your favorite influencer such a bad idea? Let me tell you.

Everybody’s skin is different, and it’s only a matter of time before your individual needs are going to make themselves known. And at that point, you’re not going to be addressing those issues because you’re doing this cookie cutter routine.

These influencers don’t know anything about the things that matter the most when it comes to the right skincare routine for you .

This could mean you’re using a regimen that doesn’t take into account things like your:

● Genetics
● History
● Allergies

And the list goes on and on. There are just too many unknowns.

When you use skincare products without taking these factors into consideration, you’re putting a lot on someone else’s success.

A customized skincare regimen – now that’s a good idea!

I love that these influencers are spreading the word about skincare, don’t get me wrong, but they’re just regular people who’ve had success with a skincare regimen.

Would you ever go to a doctor and say that you want the same blood pressure medicine as your best friend? Never! It’s the same thing with skincare; it’s not a one-size-fits-all.

You want recommendations from someone who’s sat down and talked to you about your needs and goals, and taken the time to create a customized skincare plan specifically for you.

You still want the best, but you want something that’s customized to you.

Learn more about skincare from Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, AL

At Skin Wellness Dermatology, we offer cutting-edge skin care and dermatology services to our patients in the Greater Birmingham area, including Hoover and Homewood. At our offices in Birmingham & Chelsea, AL, our certified dermatologists are here to listen to your concerns and offer the individualized, high level of patient care you seek. We believe in making care accessible and affordable, and we will go out of our way to accommodate your visit. Give us a call today at 205-871-7332.