With all of the skincare products currently on the market, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. You may not purchase the right products for your skin type or you may be using products that contain harmful or heavy ingredients that irritate your skin.
When you choose your skincare products based on what is trendy or cheapest, you will likely be disappointed with your purchases. In addition to visiting a skin specialist, there are several things you should do to avoid skincare purchases you’ll regret.
#1 Avoid Impulse Buys
Post-purchase guilt often comes from impulse buys. Maybe you see the latest anti cellulite cream on the shelf and need to try it or you visit the mall and an employee sales talk you into purchasing hundreds of dollars’ worth of skincare products. While these purchases may seem wise at the time, you’ll likely regret buying these items when they don’t give you the results you’re looking for.
#2 Be Realistic with Your Purchases
Don’t expect to purchase a fat burning lotion and lose five pounds after the first application. It’s important to understand what you can realistically expect from your skincare products and how long it will take to reach these results. In some cases, skincare products begin working within a few weeks. Other products may take months to see visible results.
#3 Don’t Let Samples Persuade You
Many sales person usually try to sell their products by giving you free samples to try. Some will even entice you of getting these free sachets just to get your attention (or even your contact details).
Unfortunately, you can’t tell if a skincare product is going to work for you long-term by just using a sample that will last a one to two days. Certain products like a Slim Contour Cream or body firming lotion take time to see results. Don’t let these free samples persuade you to buy a product that may not meet your expectations.
#4 Buy for Your Skin Type
Just because your best friend has a beautiful complexion by using a specific brand of sensitive skin products doesn’t mean you will too. Everyone’s skin is unique and different and it’s important to purchase products targeted for your skin type. If you have dry skin, opt for a gentle foaming wash that will remove excess oil without drying out your skin. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, look for a purifying cleanser that is mild and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits which reduce breakouts.
If you’re looking for a moisturizer for oily skin, choose an non-comedogenic moisturizer or oil free moisturizer that will not block your pores but still nourish your skin. On the other hand, if you have dry skin, look for a moisturizer or hydrating serum that will restore hydration to your skin with antioxidants giving your skin smooth texture and youthful appearance.
#5 Identify Your Problem Areas
In addition to finding a product that works for your specific skin type – e.g. normal, oily or combination, dry or mature, or sensitive, it’s important to also find a product that targets your problem areas.
Think about what bothers you most about your skin. Maybe it’s your acne, pigmentation, or wrinkles. Then find a product made specifically to remedy this problem. For example, if you are dealing with fine lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin, consider a firming cream or the best anti aging serum to smoothen out your skin.
Skincare is ultimately trial-and-error. Not all products are going to work well for your skin and it takes time to find products that keep your skin looking its best. If you’re having trouble finding the right skincare products for you, schedule an appointment with a skin specialist in Singapore available at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics.