Is your skincare routine not working anymore? Is your skin too sensitive? Are you getting enough nutrients? Your skin is ever-changing and that means that sometimes what used to work for you just doesn’t fit anymore. While you’re at-home skincare routine doesn’t really need a complete overhaul too often, sometimes tweaking things here and there can make all the difference. How do you know when it’s time to give your skincare routine a makeover?
How to Tell If Your Skin Needs a Makeover
Has your skin been feeling different lately? Maybe it’s more sensitive and red than usual, or maybe you’re noticing more dry skin than you normally experience. There really are so many reasons to switch up your skincare routine, but here are a few of the more common reasons why you need to switch up your routine.
You’re Breaking Out More
If you start using a skincare product that promises to help reduce acne, such as a topical treatment, and you notice that your acne is getting worse, you will want to make a note of which ingredients are in the product. Some skincare products can make your skin feel excessively oily which can cause you to break out more frequently. If you notice this happening, stop using the skincare product daily and switch to using it every other day or every third day.
Your Skin is Extra Dry
There are a number of reasons that can cause you to have dry skin. Dry skin can be genetic, a result of poor diet, a dry environment, or even excessive cleansing. Dry skin can cause you to feel irritated, itchy, and flaky. If you notice that your skincare products are excessively drying out your skin, you may need to stop using alcohol and acid-based products in favor of hydrating and moisturizing products.
You Throw Your Skin Off Balance
While sebum oil production is natural and largely controlled by genetics, there are ways that you can throw your skin off balance with skincare products. If you have oily skin and you excessively remove the sebum from your skin, your body will start to produce more oil to compensate for the oil that you strip away. This inevitably throws your skin’s oil production off balance and you will find that your skin is now too oily again.
You Notice Little Bumps
If your skincare products start to give you little red bumps you may need to switch up your skincare routine. Small red bumps usually appear on the skin due to a reaction from the histamines in your skincare products. Synthetic fragrances, paragons, and phthalates can cause these reactions. In that case, you can switch to more natural products that soothe and contain extract of Polygonum, Shea Butter, Chamomile, and more.