Last updated: November 16th, 2019
Everyone secretly has some unpopular skincare habits and routines that they don’t want to share.
But, in today’s article, I’m willing to get down and dirty with you. Hehe…
Ready to see my 10 unpopular skincare opinions that might make you feel uneasy?
Here we go…
Unpopular Opinion #1. You don’t always have to wear sunscreen (if you’re feeling lazy)
You can admit that you’ve had days where you rocked some pajamas, chilled out at your house, and felt too lazy to wear sunscreen.
I mean, if you don’t even go outside, then not wearing sunscreen shouldn’t be a big deal, right?
Sometimes, the human skin just needs to breathe in a 100% natural state.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE wearing sunscreen. But it definitely isn’t always necessary.
Unpopular Opinion #2. Face scrubs are amazing
You can use body brushes. You can use loofahs.
But at the end of the day, nothing feels as amazing as a good old face scrub.
I know, I know. Face scrubs are supposedly pretty bad for you. So, don’t get too carried away with them.
But, it’s probably OK to enjoy a good face scrub now and again 🙂
Pro tip: Use raw honey and brown sugar to make an impeccable (and tasty) face scrub.
Unpopular Opinion #3. Carmex is awesome
If Carmex doesn’t make you feel a little bit nostalgic when you apply it to your lips, then you might have missed out on your childhood.
Sure, Carmex tastes a little bit weird. And it definitely irritates your skin. But who cares, right?
That tingly feeling that you get from Carmex is amazing!
Plus, keeping that little yellow tube on hand is just an addictive pastime of mine.
Unpopular Opinion #4. High end skincare products are sometimes a LOT better than the products you get from the drugstore
This rule definitely isn’t universal.
Unpopular Opinion #5. Popping pimples is an addictive habit that you probably love
I know you’ve seen some of Dr. Pimple Popper’s videos on YouTube.
And, I know that you secretly LOVE going full “Dr. Pimple Popper” on your own pimples (whenever you get the opportunity).
So, just make sure that you pop your pimples properly. You can do this by lancing your pimples, cleaning the area, drying your skin, and finishing it off with a hydrocolloid bandage.
Unpopular Opinion #6. A little sun is good for you
I know what you’re thinking.
The sun is the enemy of your skin. You’re supposed to protect your skin from the sun at all times. That’s what your dermatologist probably tells you, right?
But, while getting some sun might be bad for your skin, it’s extremely healthy for your health and wellness.
You need some amount of natural sunlight if you want to maintain optimal vitamin D levels! Vitamin D is so important for your mood, health, and overall quality of life.
So don’t be afraid to hit the beach. It’s worth it. Trust me.
(But, if you do decide to hit the beach, then ignore unpopular opinion #1 on this list. You’ll need some mineral-based sunscreen in this case.)
Unpopular Opinion #7. Diet and nutrition plays a MAJOR role in the quality of your skin
Your diet and nutrition plays a major role in the quality of your skin.
People don’t always want to hear this. But, it’s the truth!
There’s a reason why this website is about Health and Experiences.
Your health and wellness is the biggest contributor to your looks.
The good news is that maintaining good health is an addictive habit. And, there’s plenty of healthy food that tastes amazing. So, once you get into a habit of taking great care of your health, you’ll never want to stop.
Unpopular Opinion #8. Nose strips are epic
You can’t separate me from my Biore nose strips. There’s just no way.
I know this isn’t a popular opinion in the greater skincare community. But, so what!
Pore strips are the only thing that get rid of cluster whiteheads around my nose, especially in those really hard-to-reach crevices.
Unpopular Opinion #9. You can probably use soap on your face (and you’ll still be OK)
Soap has gotten a really bad reputation in recent years.
But, here’s the truth:
If you have a particular soap that you really love, and it’s gentle enough for use on your face, then go for it!
As long as your skin responds well to soap, then you WILL be okay. I promise you.
Unpopular Opinion #10. You aren’t totally immune from aging (plus, aging is sexy anyway)
Skincare products can do a lot for you.
As anyone in Hollywood knows, using effective skincare products from a young age can prolong your youthful appearance for many, many years.
But, the reality is that everyone has to age. Aging is just a normal part of human nature. This isn’t a bad thing. You will age. And, luckily, you can age beautifully.
It’s always important to embrace your age, because women are beautiful throughout all stages of life.
Best of all, natural aging is sexy, anyway!