Celebrity Skincare Needs To Go Down The Drain

Celebrity skincare lines are being launched almost every week, it seems.

It also seems like each celebrity is repeating paraphrased versions of the same few talking points:

“This is what I actually use.”

“I couldn’t find anything that worked for me, so I created my own.”

“I wanted to create a line for everyone.”

In a bizarre Instagram story, Millie Bobby Brown appeared to have rubbed nothing onto her face while claiming that she was actually applying a product from her new vegan skincare line designed for youth.

Just as bizarre were the face-washing demonstrations of two other celebrities, Kylie Jenner and Shay Mitchell. Their demonstrations seemed to prove nothing other than the fact that their products might actually be ineffective.

The Popularity of Celebrity Skincare

The pressure to conform to societal beauty ideals has never been higher in a time where almost everyone uses content-sharing applications like Instagram on a daily basis. Public figures are held to the highest possible degree of these standards since much of their popularity and fame depend on how beautiful they are perceived to be. 

This gives those who are constantly praised for being “flawless” or “ageless” a huge opportunity to cash in.

The average person does not have access to the resources that celebrities have in order to achieve their appearances. When a celebrity credits their new product line for the way they look, many people are eager to believe them in hopes that they too can look like their favorite star. 

Which Skincare Products Actually Work?

One of the most common skin concerns among teenagers and young adults is acne. 

Note: Always consult with a dermatologist or medical professional before using beauty or personal care products, including skincare. 

Acne can be improved with affordable ingredients like kaolin and sea mud. Mud has skin-healing properties and clay can absorb excess oils. 

However, facial masks can clog drains when you wash them off your face. Most people address this by pouring store-bought drain-clearing chemicals down their sink.

Free Set of skin care products in contemporary bathroom Stock Photo

Much like plastic microbeads, which were once very popular in toothpaste and exfoliating face cleansers, at-home drain cleaners aren’t always good for the environment. 

If you have a clogged drain, it is best to call a plumber for professional drain cleaning, especially in San Diego, where concerns have been raised about the water toxicity levels. The safest and most effective way to clear a clog is by hiring a professional plumber with expertise and equipment. 

Read Dave H.‘s review of California Plumbing on Yelp

While non-toxic, biodegradable drain cleaning solutions do exist, keep in mind that not all “green” products are effective.

“Certain words — natural, plant-based, non-toxic, organic — regularly used on cleaning products are unregulated, making their appearance on labels meaningless.”

Do ‘green’ cleaning products really work?, Seattle Times

One major influence of the appeal of celebrity skincare is that some fans feel closer to the celebrity by purchasing products from a brand they own or endorse. It also gives fans the feeling of receiving direct advice from their favorite celebrity about their skin problems. 

Whether it is skincare or plumbing, we advise against trusting anyone who lacks the credentials. Instead, consult with the experts.

If you have a clogged drain, you can give California Plumbing a call today.

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