I am often asked by my clients what is the biggest mistake when it comes to skincare. I believe mimicking your girlfriend's skincare routine is one of them.

Not all skin is created equally, and nobody’s skin is exactly the same as someone else’s. There are many factors that determine what is needed for your skin at any given time including its condition, your lifestyle, stress levels, diet and the climate you live in or are traveling to.  Your regimen can change daily if these factors have changed.  This is why I have never performed the same facial twice, even on the same client.

Just because your girlfriend swears by a product or a treatment, does not mean that you are going to reap the same benefits she did. In fact, it could have an adverse reaction and damage your skin in the process. I have seen this many times.

Friends are great for so many things, but when it comes to your skin, always consult your esthetician or dermatologist before doing anything. Ask them about whatever your girlfriend recommended, to see if it would be a good fit for you.