Have you ever actually wondered why even after spending thousands of naira on a skincare product, it’s just not working, not giving you the result you want. Sometimes, this routine works wonders on your friend’s skin, it just doesn’t agree with yours. This can be very disappointing and frustrating.
There are a handful of reasons why your skincare routine is not working, some of them are;
1. You’re using the wrong products for your skin type
Before you go ahead into skincare, you need to take out time to find out your skin type. This will give you an idea of what products to use on your skin. Some of the products you use might not be what your skin needs, therefore, knowing your skin type is very important.
Consistency is key, even in skincare. For your skincare routine to work, you need to be consistent. You cannot just go on a break from skincare whenever you feel like it and come back to it when you feel like and expect your skin to give you the result you want. It doesn’t work that way.
3. You’re not patient
One thing you need to know is that skincare is not magic. It does not and will not work overnight. You need to give it time. Most of these skincare products take weeks before their effect starts showing if you’re consistent.
4. You’re trying out very product people recommend
You cannot try out every product or DIY everybody recommends to you. Your skin is not a trial and error board. Pick a regimen that works for you, preferably one recommended by a dermatologist, and stick to it religiously. It will definitely work out with time.
5. You keep picking at the pimples
For your skincare routine to give you the result you want, you need to keep your hands off your face. Stop touching your face, not only because it enhances acne breakout, but also because you can easily transfer germs to your face.
6. You’re not getting enough sleep
Lack of sleep affects your skin greatly. Sleeping allows the skin to repair itself, so it makes sense that by not getting enough sleep, your skin suffers on multiple levels. Make sure you get at least seven hours of restful sleep each day.
It is no news that exposure to the sun damages your skin. You already know how important it is to use sunscreen before going out. Without sun protection, your skincare routine might as well be a waste of time.
Always remember that less is more, even in skincare, you don’t have to bombard your face with multiple products before you get the result you want.