When it comes to skincare, it is scarily easy to get your routine wrong. After all, there are so many products on the market and so many mysterious ingredients to decode that at some point you just want to throw your hands up in the air, cleanse your face with leftover shampoo foam from the shower, and call it a day. (But, like, please don’t do that.)
In an effort to understand the only skincare mistakes we actually have to worry about, we got in touch with two of our favorite celebrity facislists—Renée Rouleau and Shani Darden—to break it down nice and easy. These two skincare gurus got real with us about the only five skincare products and ingredients you really should make an effort to avoid (plus five easy swaps you can make instead). Keep scrolling for your no-frills guide to fixing five common skincare missteps.