5 Skincare Products That You Don’t Actually Need

5 Skincare Products That You Don’t Actually NeedAccording to some ads, your skincare routine must include, like, half a million different products, otherwise your skin will never be flawless. But guess what? Your skin will never be flawless anyway because nothing is perfect. You can, however, make your skin look really good, and you don’t need half a million different products for this. Here’s our list of 5 skincare products you can safely skip.

Pore Cleansing and Tightening Products

Manufacturers offer a whole lot of products that are supposed to “cleanse and tighten your pores”, from astringent toners to peel-off masks. But do they really do the job? Actually, it’s impossible to clean out all the sebum from your pores, and your skin will only produce more if you try. As for pore shrinking, the size of your pores is determined by your skin type, so there isn’t much you can do about that. A regular cleanser should be enough to keep your pores clear and minimize their appearance (not actual size).

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Anything With an SPF Over 30

The SPF (sun protection factor) in facial creams and other skincare products measures the protection from UVB radiation. A lot of people think that products with an SPF 30 are twice as effective as products with an SPF 15, but they’re wrong. The SPF scale is more complicated than that; in fact, SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB radiation, SPF 30 blocks 97%, and SPF 50 blocks...98%! So it makes no sense to pay more for products that don’t provide that much extra protection. Any expensive skincare product with an SPF over 30 is just a trick meant to make you splurge.

Check this out: How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Your Face

Facial Spray

A facial spray is basically thermal / floral water in a spray form. It doesn’t really do much to hydrate your skin or balance its pH. The only thing they can do is help you freshen up when it’s hot, and you don’t need expensive products for that because mineral water in a spray bottle will cope with the task just fine.

Check this out: How to Keep Your Skin Glowing

Separate Moisturizers for Your Face, Neck and Décolleté

The skin on your neck and chest isn’t that different from the skin on your face, so if you have a good facial moisturizer, you can apply it below your chin as well. You don’t buy separate moisturizers for your nose, cheeks, forehead and chin, do you? And there’s no reason for you to buy specialized moisturizers for your neck and chest either.

Check this out: How to Pick the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

Super Expensive Skincare Products

Expensive doesn’t necessarily mean good. There are a lot of affordable products that work just as well as their more expensive counterparts, so it’s possible to create a good skincare regimen without straining your budget. Of course, you can buy expensive products if you want, but you don’t have to.

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