5 Reasons Your Skincare Isn’t Working

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Lack of Consistency

Some products and regimens take weeks to work and the waiting game sucks. You may have to do it though. So using/doing it here or there when it says do it several times a week isn’t going to help you in the long run. On the flipside, don’t let this be a license to go extra hard. The key is being consistent, not overdoing it.

Wrong Products

If you know what works for you, then this probably isn’t a problem. Wrong products become problems because instead of fixing something it exacerbates or it creates a new one. It’s having a dry skin and reaching for something so rich that your skin can’t handle it. It’s having oily skin and using something that you think will control it only to have it cause your face to overproduce oil. So keep this in mind if you’re still in trial and error mode with your skin.

Product Order Mistakes

Applying products from thinnest to thickest is usually* best because thin products like serums tend to pack the most punch when it comes to ingredients that can improve your skin. Slapping whatever on your face all willy nilly could be setting you up for the downfall because you’re not getting what you want out of each product.

Ignoring How Products Work Together

Many products work together. For example if you’re dealing with dark spots and using a product to lighten them then you need sunscreen to keep the spots you have from getting darker and to keep your skin from creating new ones. Following a serum with a moisturizer seals it in. Many products go together so make sure you’re layering/pairing the right ones together.

Stress

Finally, there’s stress. It can cause fine lines, acne flare-ups, and puffy eyes from lack of sleep. It’s going to be hard for something topical to put up a fight when your body is staging a revolt on the inside and it’s showing up on your face.

This isn’t the final say on what can hinder skincare products from working. What are some others you can think of?

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*While it may lessen the product potency, people with sensitive skin may opt to use a moisturizer prior to some irritating products.

 

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  1. OMG i was just trying to figure out what I can do to control my breakouts….I actually just put two and two together and realized that stress was the biggest cause of my breakouts. I was sick of buying all these face washes, (I have about 5) and decided to go to home remedies. There are two I have tried both to control the breakouts and to fade the scars.One is baking soda and lemon juice to exfoliate, and the other one is raw honey. Every morning I use Raw Honey on my face, it has been two weeks and my scars are fading away, fast! My breakouts are under control and my skin is so pretty compared to two week ago…..have you ever heard of theses remedies? What is your opinion on them?

    1. I haven’t heard bad things about honey. However, I have seen that lemon and baking soda on the skin can be bad because you don’t know what you’re getting from use to use. While it’s natural it’s still a chemicals so you can’t guarantee it won’t irritate you later. This talked article talked about baking soda. https://www.futurederm.com/why-you-absolutely-should-not-use-baking-soda-as-an-exfoliator/ This one talks about lemons. http://www.labmuffin.com/2014/08/fact-check-feature-should-you-use-lemon-juice-on-your-skin/

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