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Last week, I told you guys about my extremely boring but effective skincare routine. (ICYMI: It involves just three steps: cleanse, treat and protect.) This week, I’ll share how I go about testing new products on the job without destroying my skin barrier in the process, which I’ve unfortunately done on several occasions over the years.
For starters, I never introduce more than one new product into my routine at a time because how else am I supposed to know what’s working and what’s not? We’ve got to “isolate the variable,” as my science teacher used to say. Also, flooding your skin with too many ingredients at once increases the likelihood of causing irritation or breakouts.