When it comes to the products in your skincare routine, it’s easy to wonder if they are actually working. A great routine is not only about the products, but how you use them. Below are a few notes to improve the efficacy of your skincare routine.
1 – TIME. It’s important to remember that the skin concern you are treating likely didn’t happen overnight. It will take longer than a night to address. There are products that can produce dramatic overnight results (i.e. lactic acid) but for the most part it takes time for products to really make a difference. For example products to treat uneven skin tone/hyperpigmentation can take several weeks for visible results.
2 – CONSISTENCY. For optimal results, your skincare routine must be used daily. Not all products will be used twice a day; (cleanser, toner, antioxidants used twice daily; sunscreen, targeted treatments are used once daily; and some exfoliants are used weekly. The @wellkeptbeauty
app offers a great way to know what to use when, by recording each step of your skincare routine right in the app for reference.
3 – EXFOLIATE. Exfoliating a couple times a week allows ingredients to better penetrate your skin.
4 – DAMP SKIN. Think of damp (not wet) skin as a sponge; it quickly absorbs whatever is applied to it. There are some exceptions like sunscreen so be sure to always read the directions and instructions on all your products.
5 – STORAGE. As much as possible, store your skincare products in a cool, dry place away from sunlight/light. With all the steam and heat, the bathroom is generally too warm, but it may not be realistic to store elsewhere. Personally, I store my skincare products in my bedroom and some in the fridge (some masks and eye creams). #SkinByNia #esthetician #beauty #beautyblogger #skincare #healthyskin #instabeauty #skincareroutine #beautycare #clearskin #suncare #healthyglow #glowingskin #healthyskin #intaskincare #mask #serum #skin #skincare #collagen #skincaredaily #iloveskincare #skincarehaul