‘I used nappy rash cream on my face to see if it gave me better skin.’

However, the downside to this means that if you’re using this technique overnight, your skin can’t exfoliate as well as it does naturally. At night, this is crucial — we’re supposed to “shed about one billion dead skin cells” while we sleep. So.

This means the technique could “lead to clogging and pimples,” especially if you’re someone who has oily skin. Sad.

If you’re someone with sensitive or irritated skin, Hudson said it may be more suitable for you. “Often these types of creams are mixed with petroleum, which can be beneficial when treating irritated skin,” she shared.

However, as I said before — like with similar trends like face slugging, it’s not something you’d do every single night. “Long-term use may also interfere with the skin’s natural moisturising ability, making the skin drier and prone to irritation,” she told me.

In fact, in Hudson’s expert opinion, there are a ton of other products on the market that can do the same thing, but better.

“As a skin expert, rather than using an occlusive layer like a nappy rash cream, look for a serum that contains clinical evidence of barrier repair ingredients that reinforce the skin’s natural hydration, with ingredients such as lipids and proteins that enforce the skin’s natural moisturising layer.”