It happens almost to everyone that you bought a product that you wanted for a long time, used it for a few days, and then wrote it off because it didn’t meet your expectations.
Many women can recognize themselves in this scenario, especially. However, if we ask the experts, no product will realize its full potential in such a short time, so we should still give new products a fair chance and allow them some time to start working.
If even after several weeks of regular use, you are still not convinced of the product’s effectiveness, there are a few steps that can help you get the most out of your skincare product.
For this very reason, this article will give you some useful tips to apply in your daily skincare routine. Read through, and see what you need to change.
Exfoliate before using a skin cream
Exfoliation is a physiological process by which dead skin cells are discarded from the surface of the skin. Although our body only carries out the natural exfoliation process of the skin, it can be accelerated by chemical or mechanical processes, and one of the procedures you can do at home is a classic peeling that removes dead cells from the surface of the skin, allowing new, healthy cells to come to the surface. Since it is a process that can leave the skin quite sensitive, we highly advise you to use custom skin care products, which you can find if you visit this site.
You can opt for a mechanical peel that contains granules for the physical exfoliation of dead cells, or a chemical peel that uses ingredients like salicylic and glycolic acids to dissolve excess sebum and deposited dead skin cells.
Why is this important, and what does it have to do with making your products more effective? Well, the layer of dead cells on the skin that has not been removed can often prevent the penetration of ingredients from the product, reducing the effectiveness of creams and serums that you apply regularly. By exfoliating, you are ensuring that serums, creams, and even aesthetic treatments work more thoroughly and penetrate the skin better. Hence, their effect will kick off at its full potential.
Be careful with changes
If you notice that the established beauty routine no longer suits you, try to introduce minor changes and see what the problem is, but do not fundamentally change your care routine overnight. This doesn’t mean you have to eliminate all products from your routine. Replace one or two products and watch the results.
A complete change of ingredients, formulas, and method of application could be too much of a shock for the skin, which could result in adverse reactions and even increased skin sensitivity. The gradual introduction of changes will leave the face enough time to adapt so that irritation does not occur, which is especially important when starting to use powerful ingredients such as vitamin C or retinol – dermatologists advise that you use them only a few times a week at first before increasing the intensity to daily use.
How do you store your products?
An array of products in the bathroom may look nice, but storing products like that isn’t always good for their quality. It is better to store antioxidants and products containing plant extracts in a dark and cool place because sunlight and heat can affect their composition and reduce their effectiveness.
It is also very important to take into account the shelf life of the product and the recommended time of use after opening. Even though the cream has an expiration date that has not yet passed, it is necessary to know that this date refers to a product that has not been opened. If the product has been sitting open in the cupboard for a year, you should probably throw it away, even though its official expiry date has not yet expired.
Make sure you apply the product on wet skin
Many of you reading this article will wonder what this has to do with enhancing the product’s effect. When the skin is wet, especially after a steam treatment, the product penetrates better, as the skin is up to 10 times more permeable when it is wet. One of the main reasons is the opening of the pores that occurs when the skin is exposed to heat and moisture, and through the open pores, the products will penetrate faster and deeper and act much more powerfully.
Try an aesthetic treatment
Although products help keep the skin smooth and hydrated, experts agree that treatments are often more effective than creams. For the best results, significant reduction of wrinkles and skin radiance, treatments such as chemical peeling, skin booster, laser, mesotherapy, and PRP will refresh and rejuvenate the skin faster and more effectively than creams, and in combination with topical products will completely transform your complexion. Your regular beauty care products will work even more effectively and with even better results after such regenerative treatments.
Finally, remember to clean your skin regularly, before applying anything to it. Cleansing is the first thing in a facial skincare routine. It helps remove dust, pollutants, grease and excess oil from your skin, thereby preventing damage to your skin. Just apply a good cleansing lotion or cream to your face and neck and gently massage it into your skin in an upward motion.
Use a soft facial tissue or a cotton ball to wipe your face with gentle tapping (do not rub). Cleaning should be carried out at least twice a day, i.e. in the morning (as part of a complete facial skin care routine) and in the evening (on its own). Water-soluble cleansers are best to include in your facial skincare routine.