Many people buy skincare products in the hopes of seeing results but give up when they don’t. Maybe you’ve been one of them! Maybe you started seeing minor improvement, but then it stopped. Or maybe you didn’t see any improvement at all. Well, I’m here to tell you not to give up! Skincare is just like anything else: It takes knowledge, a bit of planning (and scheduling), and a few hacks to make it work its best for you. Let me show you how.
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Know the best way to apply your products.
The best way to apply your products is by using the right amount of product, applying it with the right amount of pressure, and leaving it on for the right amount of time.
If you’re not sure how much product you’re supposed to use, check out our guide here!
Know when to schedule your routine.
You can wash your face any time of the day, but there are some times when it’s better to do so. It all depends on your skin type. If you have oily skin, it’s best to wash it in the evening when oil production slows down. If you have dry skin, morning is ideal—that way, the moisture from your moisturizer gets locked in while you sleep.
If you’re using retinol (an anti-aging ingredient that boosts cell turnover), avoid washing your face with water and soap after applying it until at least 45 minutes after application (some dermatologists recommend waiting up to an hour).
Make sure you’re not over-scrubbing.
The key to a good scrub is to use gentle circular motions, without over-scrubbing. Excessive exfoliation can lead to irritation and redness, so if your skin feels irritated after using a scrub, stop using it immediately.
To get the most out of your scrubbing session:
Use products designed specifically for your skin type. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for an exfoliating cleanser that is formulated with hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil and shea butter; they’ll keep your skin soft while helping remove dead cells from its surface. For oily or acne-prone types, look for ingredients like tea tree oil (which kills bacteria) or salicylic acid in your cleansers because those help clear up breakouts by drying them out.
Make sure you’re not over-washing.
Make sure you’re not over-washing.
If your skin feels tight and uncomfortable, then yes—you’ve probably overdone it. You should be washing your face at most twice a day (no more than once if you have dry or sensitive skin.)
The optimal amount of cleanser to use is about the size of a nickel for each cheek, forehead, and chin area.
If after washing your face feels tight or tingly, then there’s an 80% chance that the cleanser isn’t right for you; try another one! Also make sure to test the pH level of any new cleanser before putting it on your face; if it’s too acidic or alkaline, it could cause irritation and make existing blemishes worse.
Use products that are high quality and right for your skin type.
You can start by making sure that the products you use are of the highest quality. If you’re not sure how to find out if a product is high-quality, look for ingredients that can improve skin health overall. You may also want to try choosing products made from natural or organic ingredients instead of chemical ones, which could irritate your skin over time.
Once you know what kind of products work for your skin type and are made from good ingredients, it’s time to get started!
You can still have a simple skincare routine, as long as it’s an optimized one.
It’s important to know your own skin type and what products are right for it. Not all people have the same skin types—some may be dry or oily, while others might be normal or combination. The next step is knowing how to apply product on your face so that it doesn’t go to waste. For example: Using too much moisturizer can cause breakouts because of clogged pores; over-moisturizing can lead to dehydration and dullness in the skin over time; and not moisturizing at all will cause dry patches which could lead down the path towards wrinkles in the future!
Finally, there’s scheduling! Skincare routines should be done consistently throughout the day (or night) so that they become part of your daily life—like brushing your teeth before bedtime or doing yoga first thing in the morning!
I know your skincare routine doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does need to work if you’re going to get the most out of it. By following some of these tips, you can make sure that your skin is taken care of in a way that’s simple and effective. I hope this helps!