I’ve had quite a few people contact me with their potenial skin care routines and I want to quickly clear a few things up regarding the start of a new skin care regime.
- Don’t try everything new at once! Overloading your skin with a barage of new ingredients can cause your skin to react with irritation or breakouts. Introduce new products like creams and treatments one at a time. This way you can see what exactly is making your skin look better and what’s making your skin worse or isn’t working. Add a new product once every 2 to 3 weeks. Slower is better.
- Give each product a grace period of 2 to 3 weeks before deciding whether it works or not. Very few products provide instant results.
- If a product irritates your skin, don’t use it! All skin is different and so I try to recommend a wide selection of the best products for you to choose from. Skin care is trial and error, it may take you a while to settle on what you like.
- Purging. When using exfoliating products such as AHAs, BHAs and Retinoids expect some purging. This is when all of the stagnant bacteria and grime in your skin is pushed to the surface through exfoliation. This means you may possibly break out in the first couple of weeks you use a product but the payoff is spectacular. If you’re still breaking out after a few weeks it’s time to ditch the product and try something else.
- Less is more! Don’t try and cram every single product or ingredient you like into your skin care. Pick the ones that look as though they will work for you and stick to the basic guidelines in Skincare 101.
So make sure you keep all of that in mind and gradually you’ll build an excellent routine that keeps your skin looking amazing! Once you have a good base you can switch products in and out depending on what you find intriguing.