Except you are a creature of habit, trying new products is not new to most people. Some people tend to go on a hunt for the best skincare products that will solve what they are trying to correct, or some may go in search for cleaner beauty options or some may just be a skincare junkie like myself. Whatever category you fall under, the most important thing to watch out throughout your skincare journey is how you incorporate these new products into your routine.
The first step is identifying your skin type i.e Normal, Dry, Oily or Combination. Once you have established a routine that best suits your skin type, the exciting time now begins. While it may be intimidating to veer off your normal skincare products, you may want to add some newer ones to target signs of aging, wrinkles or discoloration that builds up over time.
If you are unsure of a skincare product, your best option is to start with a sample to see if your skin tolerates it. You don’t want to commit to a whole bottle which ends up making you break out or cause more damage to your skin. Next you may want to try a skin patch test, which most skincare instructions come with. You test a tiny amount to a particular area of your skin to see how it reacts, before applying it to your entire skin.
When is the best time to use a new skincare product.
Although I consider myself a skincare junkie, I introduce new products to my routine strategically. I use my base products regularly for long periods of time i.e weeks and introduce one new product at a time so I know if my skin reacts to it or not. If I am trying a new moisturizer, I keep every other product the same.
If you have sensitive skin, it’s advisable to wait longer. However, some people tend to introduce every week without any issue. So it’s best to know your skin and when it’s ready to receive something new.
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