Taking your friends advice on skincare could lead to disaster.

A friend recommends you buy this amazing eye cream she uses, and unless you have the same eye bags as her don’t be rushing out to get it. I love the power of recommendations but when it comes to skincare, your skin concerns are really individual to you, I suggest you park her advice by the roadside.

Go and get your skin analysed by a skin expert who knows what they are talking about.

I remember when I started my beauty course 24 years ago, I used to have oily skin and used to go around and telling all my friends not to use a moisturiser, now I realise I made my oily skin worse by not providing it with it’s essential nutrients.

Watch out for my blog on salicylic acid – miracle ingredient for oily skin.

Daksha Paternott – Revival Founder & Educational Director at Revival Academy