Okay. So this title is definitely a bit controversial. But honestly who has time to be beating around the bush in 2019? I want to get straight to the point into why your beloved products may not be working for you. Let us embark, beloved.
You’re not consistent.
For the most ideal, bomb.com results, your skincare routine must be used on a regular basis. That’s it and that’s all. You can’t use a product sporadically and be upset that your skin isn’t adjusting. Our body must experience things repeatedly to adapt and act accordingly. Stay the course, luvs. Consistency is key!
Exfoliation isn’t apart of your routine.
Your products can be stellar and top-rated but all of that doesn’t matter if you have a layer of dead skin blocking the full absorption of these products. Also, think of it this way, dead skin sort of acts as a “dull filter” that doesn’t show the life and vitality of the new skin cells underneath trying to get their shine. Get rid of the dead weight! Exfoliate once to twice a week and say buh-bye to a dull complexion.
SPF, who is she? Never heard of her.
I don’t even need to harp on this. Read my past post on why sunscreen is important for you. Use your sunscreen daily, 365. Bottom line.
“Blah blah blah, we know that Evie! I want bomb skin right NEEEEOWWWWWWWW!”
BREAKING NEWS: You 👏🏾 gon’ 👏🏾 have 👏🏾 tuh 👏🏾 wait 👏🏾 sis!
We live in a world where instant gratification is just the norm. Well, sis. You can’t have it your way all the time. Great things take time and we must get rid of this notion of expecting things right now-now-now and get frustrated when we don’t get it or even worse, GIVE UP COMPLETELY. Don’t give up on yourself. Put your best face forward, literally.
There isn’t one miracle product with miraculous results.
PSA: there is absolutely no single magic ingredient or miracle product for your skin.
That’s just the bottom line. For example, our bodies need a wide variety of nutritional foods to stay healthy.
That is the exact same for our skin. Our skin also needs a balance of amazing beneficial ingredients paired with consistent use of YOUR tailored skincare routine.
One “magic” ingredient isn’t enough.
Whatever your skin craves cannot and will not fit into one product and certainly can’t be provided with one ingredient that’s hella hyped up for marketing purposes.
Searching for a miracle ingredient that can do it all is playing a joke on your skin. You’ll be losing out on the dramatic improvements you could get from using an array of necessary products with an array of necessary ingredients you may be lacking from.
You fall for the “product claim” finesse.
Over-exaggerated product claims are a finesse. Honestly, truly. Always take it with a grain of salt because more than likely (based on the info in the above points) the claims can be incredibly misleading or outright false.
A product can claim to heal once concern towards perfect skin, but if you ignore another concern of your skin, (like dryness) that neglect can linger onto other problems down the road that can trigger other issues.
Who wants to be back to square one? Not I. Nobody does. So definitely be aware of these claims because most of it is mainly marketing with the purpose to move product off of shelves, not give you perfect skin in one use.
Your skin may not like certain ingredients.
Pay a great deal of attention to how your skin reacts to products. You never ever ever know exactly how your skin will respond to even the best of the best skincare products. Sometimes a product isn’t “working” because your skin is aggravated, not because the product itself is trash. Keep that in mind.
Reading is fundamental: Instructions are important.
Instructions are there for a reason. This can make or break the quality of our gorgeous complexion.
Some products you will need to use twice a day (like your cleanser, toner, serum), others you’ll use once a day (sunscreen during the day and a moisturizer you only use at night), and some every other day (targeted treatments like retinol for example), or once to twice a week for exfoliants whether physical or chemical.
Another key thing is to use products in the right order. Start with the lightest in consistency to heaviest in consistency.
“Skincare Products” go beyond what you put on topically.
Sure, it’s great to have all of these amazing products to maintain our skin. It is also very important as to what we put into our bodies for optimal skin health. You are what you eat, and that is just how the cookie crumbles when it comes to our biggest organ (our skin, duh!).
Ease up on the cookies though, and fill up on a whole, fresh foods (get organic if you can) in your local market or grocery store. I have a lovely post on what I eat to keep my skin on point. Give it a read!
That’s all everybody! Yippee! I’m hopeful this may have clarified some questions you may have been having. I wish you the best on your skincare journey, and HAPPY SPRING! We’re this much closer to summer, luvs.
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