How to introduce new products to your skincare routine?

Saturday, September 17, 2022




Every modern woman needs to have a skincare routine that is suitable for her skin type and issues. Long gone are the days when one soap and occasionally a cream were sufficient to care for the entire face and body. Oversaturation and undesirable consequences grow increasingly common as our beauty practices become more complicated over time. (Photo by Rebecca from Pexels)

A single skincare product can include dozens of components, and if one of them triggers a reaction, identifying the perpetrator appears to be nearly impossible. That is why it is critical to introduce skincare products in a way that allows us to identify the sources of reactions or positive changes over time. The methods below are the best way to build together an optimal routine using products you can trust.

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1. Set skincare expectations and goals

Knowing exactly what you aim to achieve with a skin care product is essential for subsequently recognizing its effectiveness. For example, before purchasing an eye cream, consider what changes you want to see and what changes it promises. You may miss the presence or absence of the desired changes if you simply apply the cream without thinking or paying attention. Similar questions may be asked about practically any product, and when setting goals, it is critical to consider what the product claims to do as well as what you want it to achieve for you. It's much easier to know if you've gotten the desired results at the end of your usage if you can write down or speak exactly what you want to see. Avoid broad aims like "prettier face" or "fewer wrinkles."

2. One skincare product at a time

It might be tough to resist the desire to buy multiple products at once while starting a new habit or adjusting to an old one. Typically, purchasing one product leads to the purchase of several more, especially during promotions and discounts. Then it's nearly impossible to avoid testing all of those new things we can't wait to incorporate into our routine. This could be one of the most damaging things you ever do to your skin. By introducing a slew of new skincare products into daily care, we expose the skin to a slew of new substances and their combinations that it is unfamiliar with. And, while some of them may be highly beneficial, others may not be suitable for your skin.

3. Look for the signs 

Going back to the basics is essential if you don't have a stable routine to which you just want to add anything, or if your routine is too broad and you can't detect the impacts of numerous goods. If you have a hectic skincare regime, go in the opposite direction! Instead of adding skincare products, try subtracting them until you return to the essentials. If there are significant reactions, it is better to discontinue all unnecessary products and gradually introduce them following the previously mentioned approach. In this manner, you can see what kind of impact a product has. Ask yourself if your skin looks better, worse, or the same without that product.

4. Be careful with certain ingredients 

It is critical to introduce skincare products gradually and patiently. It is even more important to consider their content. Active substances are the ones that create the biggest changes, both positive and negative. This comprises acids like salicylic, lactic, and glycolic acids, as well as vitamins such as vitamin A, which is commonly found in cosmetics as retinol, and other vitamins. When these chemicals are combined, their effects can be enhanced or canceled. As a result, if you are unfamiliar with them, it is better to avoid excessive mixing of different serums and creams that accentuate the presence of active substances. It's critical to be aware of the potential adverse effects that are part of the usual process of the skin becoming accustomed to a new substance and to be patient while that process unfolds.

5. Be consistent 

To get the product to work, you must use it regularly in the suggested quantities, and you must also allow it ample time. Some products only show results towards the end of the first bottle, but if you are inconsistent and give up after the first couple of days, the change will never appear. Furthermore, some products containing powerful active ingredients, such as salicylic acid, might produce a "clearing" of the face that looks like pimples. They typically emerge in problem skin locations where all subcutaneous accumulations have risen to the surface. Other active chemicals, such as retinol, might cause skin dryness and flaking until the skin adjusts.
 


These are some of the tips I would give to anyone who wants to include new skincare products in their skincare routine. I always recommend doing it with intention and care. You don't want to include products that will make your skin react badly. 





 
 

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