Why consider changing a Product?
“Change is the only constant in life”, said a Greek Philosopher Heraclitus.
Our skin is no exception and follows the same law. It changes due to factors like age, hormones, mental or emotional strain, environment as we travel, and altering climatic conditions. This scream for some tweaks to the cosmetic products we use for our skin and is the answer to the question “When to change your skincare products?”
That being said, there’s nothing wrong with using the same skincare products as long as they are serving the purpose and it’s not a great idea to change the products too often as well, but if you come across a change in behavior of your skin, like, your skin may feel drier during certain months or oilier than other months in a year; you should consider looking for products accordingly to tackle the situation effectively.
“People who use sunscreen with SPF of 15 or higher daily show 24 percent less skin aging than those who do not use sunscreen daily.”
It is tough to discover a product that is perfect for your skin but tougher to see it not working for you anymore. It doesn’t happen too often that your skin becomes immune to a certain product or a group of specific ingredients after a long use but if you feel the effectiveness has reduced, it is best to stop using that product.
I moved from oil-based moisturizer to non-comedogenic ones and it made all the difference.
How long does it take to know if a Product is working for you?
A product may work for you, may slowly work for you, may not work for you, or may negatively work for you.
You can only get the maximum out of a product if you know how it affects your skin. You would know if a product works for you in a week’s time. But, unless a product doesn’t negatively impact your skin, give it at least 2-3 weeks’ time to see how your skin reacts to it.
Most natural products work relatively slow than chemical-based products but have a long-lasting impact.
It is also advisable to consult a dermatologist if you are facing some issues with skin that is not getting fixed by products you tried yet. They can help you find the cause and make a recommendation based on the same.
Don’t Overdo It.
Remember, applying more quantity won’t give you better quality.
Since we are talking about “using a product”; I cannot miss mentioning the importance of using them in the right amount. It is a bad practice to go overboard with anything, and overuse of skin-care cosmetics can adversely affect you too. Always read the “Instructions to Use” before starting out with a new product. You are allowed to give a touch of your own but it is good to know if there are any DON’Ts.
With the technology and research growing every day, we are getting more aware of our skin. This helps in new product discoveries with better components and composition and we should make use of anything that can be beneficial to us. So, strive for better and keep open to a change.