What to Expect When You Start a New Skincare Routine
Hello lovely. There are so many products out there, and so many promises. How do you know what will work,
Hello lovely. There are so many products out there, and so many promises. How do you know what will work, and what won’t? And how long should it take before you notice a difference in your skin when you do start a new routine?
The answer to the first question is to not fall victim to skincare product claims, based solely on advertising. Consult with your aesthetician, someone who knows your skin, for recommendations on new product.
The answer to the second question is a little more complex!
It takes, roughly, 40 days for new skin turnover; as new cells form, they migrate to the top of the epidermal surface of the skin, which takes about 28 days. Then, it’s another 12 days for those skin cells to slough off.
When you begin to use a new skin care product, we suggest the slow start: begin with a few times a week and monitor how your skin reacts. Sometimes sensitivity is to be expected, as with products containing retinols. But sometimes your skin reacts due to other reasons; environmental, physical or allergic.
If you notice any reaction, stop using the product, and wait a few days for your skin to calm down before continuing again. If you continue to react, you are experiencing a reaction to the product and should discontinue its’ use.
On the other hand, if you experience no reaction, you’re good to continue using the product and can increase the frequency, building up to daily use.
After about 6 weeks, you should begin to see the effects, and improvement, in your skin texture and feel.
Stop by the Studio and we can help you determine the best skin care routine for your skin type and lifestyle. Ciao!
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