There’s no denying that new beauty releases seem to be coming thick and fast at the moment.
And whilst it can be exciting, it’s also hard not to get overwhelmed by all the new options we have for our routines, especially when every second person on your TikTok feed seems to be trying out the latest viral product.
I can very much be guilty of getting caught in hype myself, believe me, my Mecca Beauty Loop status speaks for itself.
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However, after a very spendy 2021, I have radically changed my approach – and it's really helping me to use up and enjoy my products more.
Now, this is absolutely not a place for guilt-tripping or shaming – I’m not going to be the one to tell you not to treat yourself – but none of us enjoy that feeling of buyer’s remorse or that we’ve wasted money on a product we could have avoided.
So, here’s my guide on how to keep your routine targeted for your skin while avoiding FOMO or hype-spending.
Get clear on your skin type and skin concerns.
I know this one might seem obvious, but it really helps to be certain on what your skin type is and the concerns on which you want to focus. This makes it easier to keep your skincare routine more intentional and resist the temptation of products that just won’t work for you.
As an example, I have a dry skin type that’s prone to sensitivity and can’t usually handle stronger exfoliating acids. However, I have absolutely been sucked into buying an exfoliating product, only to find that, yes, it is too strong for me and I didn’t need it after all.