I have been using the same skincare routine for years now. Lately though, my skin has been acting up: small, dry patches and these tiny little bumps on my chin. Though most of it is likely attributed to stress (moving will do that to you!), some of it may be due to a lack of change in my skincare.
Over time, using the same products and routine can have less of an effect on your skin than desired. If your skincare routine could use a change, check out these three ways I boost mine to help my skin look its best!
1. Customize Your Skincare
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make with their skincare routine is buying popular products that are touted by celebrities and influencers. Your skin, like your personality, is completely unique to you, and therefore requires a unique routine to keep it looking its best. While those products and routines may work for that individual, they may not work for you, and using the wrong product without doing research first can do more harm than good. I made the same mistake when I purchased a highly reviewed Vitamin C serum and my skin broke out in red, angry patches.
It also helps to know your skin type before you select products. My skin type is Normal/Dry, and if you don’t know yours, you can find out here.
2. Change Up the Number of Steps
Another big mistake I see people make is trying to do to many things at once. The popular 10-Step Korean skincare routine has been taking the internet by storm…and wreaking havoc on my face (that’s how I discovered Vitamin C serum and I do not get along). It turns out my skin flourishes more when I keep my routine light and simple: in the mornings, I wash my face and prep my skin for makeup; in the evenings, I remove my makeup, exfoliate and wash my skin, and apply a light, non-greasy moisturizer and a retinol eye cream. You know the saying, sometimes less is more!
3. Your Skincare Needs Have Changed
While less is more, sometimes more is exactly what you need. If you are only using a few of the same products and a simple routine and find it is no longer working, pay a visit to your dermatologist. Instead of trying new products on your own that may end up harming your skin, book an appointment with a specialist and go over your skincare concerns together. Your dermatologist can recommend the types of products and services (such as a face lift treatment) that may benefit your skin.
At the end of the day, your skincare products and routine are unique to you. We always recommend consulting a specialist before trying new products.