Your skincare products can make a big difference to the way your skin looks and feels.
It’s easy to get caught up in what we know, and often we find ourselves gravitating to the same products and ingredients that our mothers used without a second thought. Yet, our skincare routines are a big part of who we are and what we do.
It could be a skincare brand or product that you started within your teenage years or early twenties and just kept buying. It’s easy, and we go through the motions with cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.
Sometimes, we stick with what we have been using to fear wasting money or being disappointed. It’s completely understandable, but at the same time, the reality is that if a skincare product is no longer working for you, it could be time to branch out and explore something new.
The question is, how do you know it’s time to change your skincare products? Let’s dive into a few thought starters you can go through before making your final call.
GO THROUGH YOUR CURRENT SKINCARE PRODUCTS
This is where you can completely clean out your beauty and cosmetic cupboard. Go through all of your skincare products, and understand what you have and what you use.
Are you using products with active ingredients? If you have sensitive skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, or dry skin, you want to ensure that your skin care routine contains the necessary hero ingredients.
Set out your regular, day-to-day skin care products (most likely your gentle cleanser, toner, eye cream, serum, moisturizers, and oil) so that you have a clear overview of what you’re using for skin health.
Whether you have all or some of the products mentioned, each person’s skincare routine is unique and tailored to their needs.
NOTE THE PERIOD YOU’VE BEEN USING THEM FOR
Now that you are clear on what products you have and when you use them, think about how long you have used each product.
Why did you choose each specific product? Do the products work hand-in-hand, or are you using a combination of brands and products to make up your skincare regime?
This is the time for you to look at your beauty products and understand the reasoning behind your choices.
Next, make a mental note of how long you’ve been using each product. If you’ve got a whole array of products you’re working for, it may be easier to make a few notes with a pen and paper or jot them down on your phone.
ANALYZE THE RESULTS
You have your products and the period that you’ve been using them for. Are you satisfied with how they are working? Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are excellent for keeping skin hydrated. It’s also essential to remove dead skin cells for smoother skin. Keep your skin healthy with simple steps.
Think about the benefits that each product mentions and whether or not they’ve been true to your experience so far.
A reasonable period to see results with a product is about 16 weeks. This is also with consistent, daily use in the way that the product outlines in the instructions. It should feel easy to include skin care products into your daily routine.
It is important to note that if your skin reacts negatively in any way, you should stop using the product immediately. Perhaps you’ve used the wrong products for your type of skin. Some of the warning signs are redness, bumps, inflammation, or swelling. In addition, skin irritation can be a clue that the product included irritating ingredients for your skin type. If you’re in this situation, wash off the product on the irritated skin area with warm water. Remove any excess with a cotton pad and ensure you’re left with clean skin.
BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR NEEDS
If you’re thinking about whether or not it’s time to change your skincare products, it could already be one of the common signs. So are you curious about what else is out there to add to beauty routines?
Be honest about your needs and expectations from your skincare products, and let this guide your decisions.
Do you have particular skincare concerns? For example, dull skin, dry patches, sensitivity, redness, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, or scars. What is your skin tone?
Make sure that the products or serums you have in your regime are targeting these needs. For example, for healthy skin, you want to strengthen the skin barrier and increase cell turnover. Some of the key ingredients to look at are in our range of Secret Beauty Club serums.
MAKE YOUR DECISION
We understand that it’s overwhelming to choose new skincare products. Especially when you have been using a particular product or brand for a long time, there is a relationship at play, and change can be scary. We spend money on skin, so it’s natural to want the
As you do your research, let your skincare concerns and goals guide you throughout the process. For example, if your skincare concern is acne and your plan is to cure it and remove acne scars, you need to find a product that will help you work towards this.
On the other hand, using a product for dry skin with excess oil could worsen the situation. If you’re unsure of your skin type and would like some reassurance, it might be a good idea to have a consultation with your dermatologist or healthcare professional.
Taking the time and money to lay a proper foundation will ensure that you make fewer mistakes with skincare products going forward.
JOURNEY WITH SECRET BEAUTY CLUB
Secret Beauty Club understands and appreciates that skincare products are an investment. That’s why it’s our mission to give you the best anti-aging and skin-improving treatments, so you can look and feel the best version of yourself inside and out safely and healthily. In addition, we have a variety of skin care serums that work as a protective barrier in a nighttime routine.
In addition, we have a no-problem guarantee so that if you’re unhappy with your beauty product, you can return it with zero fuss.
Find out how to make the most of your skincare products here. Secret Beauty Club aims to support you throughout every phase of beauty.