Even though celebrities all seem to have access to the world’s best dermatologists, aestheticians and makeup artists, they don’t always get it right. When it comes to skin, it’s important for us to do as much research as possible so we can avoid doing more harm than good. Just because an A-list celebrity says we should use walnut scrubs doesn’t mean we should. Here are 5 celebrity skincare mistakes that you NEED to know about!
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Sunscreen Application
Gwyneth Paltrow shared her ‘Guide To Everyday Skin Care And Wellness’ on Harper’s Bazaar in 2021. She revealed that she uses a ‘clean’ sunscreen that doesn’t have any of the ‘harsh chemicals’ that are contained in conventional sunscreens. The tea? There are NO questionable chemicals in your sunscreen, and there is NO proof that minerals or the so-called ‘clean’ sunscreens are better for your skin. So relax, your sunscreen isn’t poisoning your skin. She then applied the sunscreen only on her nose and around her eyes, or in her words, “where the sun hits your skin”. As long as you are outside, the sun hits you everywhere, so it needs to be applied evenly all over your face (and neck!).
Bella Thorne’s Natural Skincare Routine
Natural is not always better. In this video, she showed her ‘All-Natural, DIY Nighttime Skincare Routine’, in which she made her scrub with lemon, sugar, and olive oil, and swirled it across her face in circular motions, claiming to “activate the skin to come alive again”. She then finished her routine by making a mask that contains coconut oil, honey, and cherries. Phew, though it does sound interesting (and delicious?), if you use natural ingredients directly on your skin, you are exposing yourself to a ton of irritants since they’re not processed properly (like in a lab by scientists). So stop the DIY, and start using actual skincare products that are safe for the skin! We don’t live in the 18th century anymore, there’s no need to make your own skincare.
Billie Eilish’s Extraction Routine
Billie Eilish showed her skincare routine on Vogue this year, and one of the steps of her skincare routine is using extraction tools on her face after doing a face mask. She said: “I normally would go in with these bad boys (showing her extraction tools) and do severe damage to myself”. Welp, that sentence says it all. The truth is, if you aren’t a properly trained aesthetician or dermatologist, these tools can cause severe damage to your pores, oftentimes leading to permanent damage. It can also cause discoloration due to broken capillaries, and might even worsen your acne. So maybe leave it to the professionals if you really wanna do extraction on your skin.
Kim Kardashian Sleeping In Her Makeup
Kim Kardashian once said in an interview with Allure that she can sleep in full makeup, and never ruin her makeup. That’s why she sometimes would do her makeup the night before, sleep and not move, and have it on the entire next day. It’s no surprise that sleeping with your makeup on is bad. This is because makeup gets packed into your pores, which can actually stretch them out and may enlarge them over time. Though Kim said in the interview that “it’s not the healthiest thing to do, but it is what it is.” Is this iconic? Low-key YES, but definitely not great for your skin!
Huda Kattan’s At-Home Micro-needling Routine
Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty, says that she does micro-needling at home every night, to ensure that all the products she applied are penetrating “deep into the skin”. Just like doing extractions at home, micro-needling your skin at home can lead to severe skin damage. Without proper sanitization and tools, you could be spreading bacteria onto your skin, and even leaving scars and pigmentation. So if you ever wanna try micro-needling, go to a PROFESSIONAL!
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