Updated: Apr 22, 2020
Sometimes we try almost everything on the market to improve our skin health but it just doesn't seem to work! Whether you're trying to manage your acne, dryness or oiliness there are occasions when the products that you're using will either NOT make a visible difference on your skin or they might even worsen your skin condition :o
We all have different skin types so we have to keep in mind that we have to tailor our skincare routine to our skin's needs. So don't copy point by point someone else's skincare routine.
I know some of you go on Youtube, Instagram or even blogs to find a perfect routine, but often forget that researching the products you want to put on your face is part of the whole process. I've been there and I've done that, but let me tell you that eventually you will find the right products that work best for you. It might be a long journey but hopefully this post will serve as a little shortcut;)
Tip for acne prone skin:
Avoid excessively using products that target acne prone skin. Often these products are not bad, but they contain very strong ingredients that might deteriorate your skin barrier! So if you are going to use some products that target specifically acne prone skin try to limit the amount of such products to one per routine. Try incorporating natural ingredients such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid instead of harsh chemicals such as benzoyl peroxide :)
Tip for oily skin:
Don't be afraid of oils! One of the main reason why you're producing an excessive amount of oil is because you actually need it and you're not producing enough of it. When there's an absence of your natural skin oils and the presence of dehydration your brain automatically sends a signal to your glands to fix the "problem", which in turn makes you produce more oil than normal. One thing you can do to balance this out is incorporating oils and serums to your routine. Personally I prefer serums because they absorb faster into the skin :) AND DRINK WATER.
Tip for dry skin:
Avoid any product that has alcohol, dye, fragrance or any type of harsh chemical that might dry out your skin! It sounds simple but sometimes finding the right product can be a hassle. Also, don't over wash your face! One time at night should be enough and then in the morning you can just rinse your face with lukewarm water. And pleaaaase, stay moisturized as dry skins tend to present signs of premature aging more often than other skin "types" :)
Remember, A+ BEAUTY starts from the inside out!