When to Change Your Skincare Product?

When to Change Your Skincare Product

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.

These are my thoughts and yours may differ. What’s your take on this? Comment below and let us know!

Happy Skin To You!



  1. Loved the article. Very well written. Can totally relate to you as a person through your writing.

    I learnt from your article that natural products work slower than the chemical based products and that does make sense. I will now give natural products more time to see how well they are working for me.

    You are very correct on not overdoing it with the products. We are naturally pretty good and i think with the right health choices such as exercise and healthy eating, we can combat skin problems just with that. The products we use should be used lightly to help with the main remedies including exercise and healthy eating.

    Overall very informative article and I thank you for bringing this information to us readers of your blog.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. I’m very big on skin and am currently shopping for my next product as I’ve been finding that my typically oily skin has been extremely dry! I’m used to looking like a pool during the day, but now I look at my melanated skin and see why rough, dry patches! Scary!

    • It happens to most of us Whitney!
      I’m glad you know it is important to vary your products as your skin demands.

      All The Best for Shopping. 😉


  3. That makes perfect sense to change up what we use on our skin in relation to our environment. I live in a 4 season area so I go from the extreme dry skin in the winter to oily summer. Do you prefer natural or chemical products?

  4. The major problem that I have with skin care products is that my skin is so damn sensitive. So I find a product and use it for a day or two and it just irritates me. Do you have anything that would help with that?

  5. Thanks for this tip. Most users usually don’t bother going through the “instruction to use” and they end up complaining about the poor result.

  6. Wow! I never knew that sun lotion can slow down ageing of the skin. I spend a lot of time in the sun and it’s good to know that the SPF is actually good for me and not just protecting me from being burnt.

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