You Don't Have Problem Skin, You Have Problem Products
And that's just nuts. And a real problem.
There’s also a trend to treat specific skin ‘conditions.’ You have a zit; use this zit product. If you have an oily forehead and dry cheeks, use these two products. Morning cleanser and a different evening cleanser? This is all nonsense. Some brands treat the ‘condition’ without treating the skin and then treating the condition too aggressively. It's like chemo for a head cold. Healthy skin doesn’t need much help to fend for itself.
Less Is All You Need.
Your skin should be able to heal itself. The misconception is that products are there to resolve when problems arise. That’s only partially true. Using too many products can contribute to the problem, which turns into a vicious cycle. And your skin gets terribly confused and forgets how to help itself - it gets bombarded with all kinds of things thrown at it before it even has time to react to the last thing that came along.