Taking care of your skin is a must if you want to age gracefully and avoid skin issues. However, with so many skincare products in the market and so many beauty gurus saying do this and that and whatnot, finding the right products for your skin type can be challenging.
And if you’re new to this, it can be a bit hard to tell if a product is working or not. But, here are some signs that you might need to give up on that skincare product you’re using and try out something new instead.
There are a number of causes of pimple breakouts. It could be clogged dead skin cells, sebum, or bacteria; or it could also be due to hormones. Sometimes, it could also be due to your new skincare products.
When you start using a new product on your skin, oftentimes, it could make your skin react with the certain active ingredients that it has. If it’s not compatible with your skin, you’re likely to experience a breakout. This usually happens, in areas where you don’t usually have pimples before. And it usually takes 8 to 10 days to mature and shrink.
But, sometimes, pimples may also occur when the product is effective. This is called skin purging and this results in an increase in cell turnover. A lot of people often confuse it with breakouts but it’s actually different.
When your skin is purging from a product, you’ll also experience pimples. But the difference is that it occurs where you usually break out. The good news is that it disappears faster compared to a normal pimple.
Some people think that if a skincare product stings, it’s effective. As they say, “no pain, no gain.” Unfortunately, though, it’s actually a feeling that your skin sends to say it needs help.
A good skincare product shouldn’t make you feel uncomfortable on a daily basis. If your new skincare product is causing a burning or stinging sensation every time you use it. It’s a sign that you should move on from it or your skin might suffer further damages.
There are several exceptions, though. If you’re using proven skincare ingredients, such as retinoids and acids, they may definitely sting as they’re supposed to. However, the tingling should only last for a few seconds and not daily.
Redness is also one of the common signs that your new skincare product isn’t working. This happens when your skin is inflamed. Sometimes it could also feel itchy and burning.
Unlike purging, your skin’s redness won’t subside unless you stop using the product. Sometimes, it could even get worse and lead to dryness.
When this happens, it’s best not to turn to DIY solutions. Trying out new skincare products won’t be a good idea either as it may cause an added reaction to your skin too.
Finding the right skincare product is trial and error sometimes. But, remember, unless your skin is purging, it’s best to stop using your skincare products if they’re causing further damage to your skin.