It’s tough to figure out whether your skincare is working. Here, we’ll take a look at how to figure out whether you should keep doing what you’re doing.
1. Smooth, Even Color
Your clean, makeup-free skin should have a fairly uniform color. If you have acne scarring or other dark marks, you should notice that unevenly colored areas are fading as you continue to be consistent with your skincare routine. If you notice red, irritated patches, it may be a sign that your products are too harsh for your skin. New breakouts that leave lingering red marks can also be a sign that something in your skincare arsenal isn’t a good fit.
2. Past Problems Are Scaling Down
Many people start a new skincare routine with the hope of eliminating an issue, such as acne (if you’re fighting acne, be sure to check out our corrective wash). While it can take some time for your skin to adjust to new products, you should notice a positive change in your skin after the adjustment period ends. Fewer breakouts, fewer dry patches, and more radiant skin are all signs that you’ve chosen the right skincare routine. It can take up to two months for skin to fully adjust to new products, so be sure you give that new serum or moisturizer a fair (consistent) shot before you throw in the towel.
3. Your Skin Feels Soft—But Not Oily
Your skincare routine should hydrate and soften your skin, but you shouldn’t be left feeling greasy or oily. If your skin feels oily to the touch, or if your moisturizer doesn’t soak into your skin within a few moments, it’s possible that the products you’re using aren’t a good fit for your skin’s hydration needs. When your skin is fully hydrated, you should notice that it reflects light easily, and that any smile lines are becoming less pronounced than before. Remember—moisturizer should be the one of the last steps in your skincare routine, as it can help to seal in serums and treatments that you place on your skin first.
4. You’re Spending Less Time—And Money—On Foundation And Concealer
If you’re someone who wears makeup, you’ll likely notice that you don’t need as much to get your desired look when your skin’s health begins to improve. As your skincare routine begins to work, you won’t need as much foundation and concealer to get a smooth and even look.
We’re Here To Help With All Your Skincare Needs.
At ABI Dermaceuticals, we offer light-based formulas that work. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can support you (or your skincare practice).