Why Expecting Instant Results Is Causing Skin Damage

In the age of social media, online streaming and fast food, we’re craving everything on demand. Is it any wonder that skincare’s now the same?

Instant result skincare is the latest skincare trend. It’s so tempting and seems like the miracle quick fix for all our skincare concerns.

This is especially true for those who have oily skin or suffer from skin conditions such as blackheads and acne. With these conditions, an initial difference can be even more noticeable.

Why The Shift Towards Instant Result Skincare?

Viral skincare trends are cropping up across social media and they’re not based on scientific or clinical advice.

Trends such as dermaplaning, putting toothpaste on acne, and even rubbing lemon juice over the face are real trends which are causing a devastating amount of skin damage.

Platforms including TikTok and Instagram are also rife with influencers showing warped or edited results of products. Brand deals combined with an innate need to appear perfect have led to a culture of posting inaccurate and highly edited photos or videos that show unachievable results.

Both viral trends, and the work of the influencers are exasperating the problem.

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Instant Result Products Are Causing Serious Skin Damage

Ingredient-driven brands have also blown up in recents years. Brands which offer high strength individual ingredients, such as clinical grade acids, to inexperienced at home users have seen a boom in sales. However, people are incorporating these products into their skincare routines at home with no idea of how to use them accurately. This ranges from the dosage size, to the aftercare.

After extensive research, Dermoi found many popular skincare products to contain acids that were a higher strength than those used in our chemical peel. This level of acid should be used no more than once a month, and people are applying these drugstore products daily! They’re doing this without medical advice and with no prior clinical experience.

At home creams, moisturisers, and serums are being formulated to get instant results but they are using dangerously high percentages of certain ingredients to do this. The effects on the skin can be highly damaging.

With acne-prone/oily skin types, many cleansers contain really harsh surfactants because clients want the instant results/clarification and the tight squeaky skin feeling. They feel like they’re drying out their acne which they feel is good.

In reality, you need a certain level of oil – this makes your acne worse because you’re drying out your skin.

While instantly you may have smooth skin, in a month your face could quickly become a big red mess.

Dermoi's Chief Scientific Officer Eve Casha

Instant Result Products and Treatments Aren’t as Effective as They Appear

Skincare is a marathon not a sprint.

Any changes from instant results treatments are temporary. While they may appear to improve the symptoms of your skin condition, they do nothing to treat the root cause.

The moment you stop using quick result skincare products or treatments, the problem you had in the first place will reoccur. More often than not, the problem will return much worse than before.

Instant Treatments Which Cause Skin Damage You Need To Avoid

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Alternatives to Damaging Instant Result Skincare Products

Osmosis Collagen Activator

This advanced supplement works from the inside to reverse the signs of aging. It uses Osmosis’ AC-11 patented technology which repairs DNA. The supplement delivers potent antioxidants to support healthy cellular activity all over the body, while promoting collagen production in the skin.

Ideal for: all signs of skin aging, premature aging, energy, fat burning

Key benefits:

  • Boosts cell energy
  • Enhances collagen production
  • Repairs cellular DNA
  • Powerful source of antioxidants
  • Supports cognitive function
  • Maintains muscle tone and health
  • Gluten-free and vegan-friendly

Liposomal Glutathione Zooki

This potent antioxidant supplement maintains skin cells, while increasing skin elasticity.

Ideal for: dull Skin, premature aging, fatigue, immune system functioning, psychological functioning.

Key benefits:

  • Boosts cell energy
  • Enhances collagen production
  • Repairs cellular DNA
  • Powerful source of antioxidants
  • Supports cognitive function
  • Maintains muscle tone and health
  • Gluten-free and vegan-friendly

Skinade Collagen Drink

This daily drink from Skinade protects, repairs, and reverses skin damage from the inside out. It’s formulated with unique collagen peptides and 5 powerful nutrients.

Ideal for: aging prevention, all visible signs of aging, chronic dryness, acne

Key benefits:

  • Supports skin structure
  • Increases hydration from the inside out
  • Reverses and reduces the risk of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restores skin suppleness, radiance and luminosity
  • Improves skin conditions including eczema, acne and psoriasis
  • 90/95% absorption rate
  • Gives lasting results
  • Supports healthier looking skin and nails

Treatments That Won’t Damage Your Skin

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Author: Sam Pennington

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