It can be comforting to have a reliable skin-care routine to fall back on and it can be beneficial to a certain extent too, for to be honest, it does not always last forever. Yes, it can be hard to embrace change. It can be quite difficult to again put together a personalized skin-care routine for it can take several trial and error to get the correct roster of favourites. Even after all that testing and experimenting, it will never be easy to say farewell to the old favourites but sometimes it is absolutely necessary. Five reasons you should stop using your current skincare brand:
THEY CONTAIN HARMFUL CHEMICALS
Some realizations can come like a sudden slap to your face but yes, there are some pretty alarming things hanging out in your dresser, under the garb of big brand names, colourful garbs and sweet fragrances. If you notice the labels, majority of the ingredients can be red flagged for they are potential carcinogens and hormone disrupters—more of a distant threat, but no less terrifying.
YOU’RE NOT SEEING THE RESULTS AS IS CLAIMED
Skin care should not be rooted in some sort of a pursuit for perfection, but yes, there should at least be a physical improvement, given all the time, money and energy that gets invested into it. According to studies conducted by New York based dermatologist, Dr Jennifer MacGregor, it is recommended to commit anywhere from six to twelve weeks to see if a product or a routine works or not and if it still does not, then sorry, it is not for you.
YOUR SKIN IS EITHER TOO DRY OR TOO OILY
Both ends of the spectrum can be a major pain when it comes to skincare- unflattering, dry patches that are tough to cover up even with makeup or a wet, slick shine on your skin instead of the normal glowy dewiness. They are indicative of the fact that your skincare products may contain the wrong ingredients and it is time to re-evaluate your list of skin care products.
YOU’RE EXPERIENCING SUDDEN BREAKOUTS, IRRITATION OR STINGING
Beauty isn’t supposed to be a pain always and especially when it comes to your face. Given the sensitive skin on the face, the lesser the pain is, the better it is. If you suddenly have a tingling or any sort of burning sensation for more than three seconds, after using a product, you must immediately wash your face. It might happen after using your regular product too and when it does, you must know that they are a sign of chronic inflammation.
Another sudden thing that one can experience is a breakout. It happens suddenly and spreads fast. Here a zit, there a zit, and then every where’s a zit. It can even turn to whiteheads, blackheads and cysts. Although not very uncommon, it can be both frustrating and puzzling. It is imperative in such cases to make a change in your skin care regime fast.
It is never necessary to stick to the same products for your AM-PM beauty regime and one of the greatest things to have a routine in place, that it can be a source of fun as well as of health & comfort. Try switching or jazzing it up with albeit greener products if you ever find yourself bored and in need of change. That said, be sure not to constantly throw random products in and out of your daily routine.
The search for one’s holy grail skin care products may never end but one can always teach themselves to make better choices than the last time. No product or regimen can yield absolute perfection but that said, it should never stop you from having little fun experiments with your daily range of products to reach your skincare goal.