I Ditched My Skin-Care Routine For Two Weeks — Here’s What Happened
Some articles suggest skin fasting for two to three weeks, while others say a couple of days per month is enough to see a difference. Despite the buzz, there are some instances where you should avoid skin fasting altogether. “If an individual is using an active treatment on their skin, like a retinoid or
benzoyl peroxide for acne, then it would be difficult to go without a compensating moisturizer,” Dr. Hextall said. “I also wouldn’t recommend skin fasting if there is active eczema or a skin reaction. The skin should ideally be at its calmest and not undergoing active treatments such as chemical peels or laser, which need a specific post-procedure regimen.”