A new term called skin obesity has come into play, referring to the antithesis of slow beauty, skin fasting and skinimalism.
Simply put, skin obesity results from the over-consumption of a myriad of skincare products and their active ingredients.
According to Environmental Working Group, women use 12 personal care products on average a day, exposing themselves to close to 168 chemical ingredients. With men, the figure is half of that.
To find out more about skin obesity, as well as its negative impact on the environment, read Charne le Roux’s article on pages 18 and 19 of the September 2021 issue of the Professional Beauty digital magazine. Click here https://issuu.com/professionalbeautysa/docs/sept_pb?fr=sNmI1MDQyMjE1NjI