Why You're Not Getting The Most Out Of Your Skincare Routine

Saturday, December 10, 2016

If you’ve been keeping up a good skincare routine for a while but you’re not seeing results, there could be a number of reasons. You don’t need to buy ridiculously expensive products to get the most out of your routine. Here’s why you could be trying and failing to make your skin look amazing:

Smoking

If you smoke, you’re pretty much un-doing all of the work you’re putting into your skincare routine. All the time gone into it and the money is going to waste. Smoking ages the skin terribly. Make sure you avoid it at all costs. Even second hand smoking can be dangerous! You probably know how dangerous it is already, but it’s always worth reiterating. Stop smoking and you will look better. 

You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

Drinking plenty of water is crucial. Water energises us, hydrates us, helps us to lose weight, and so much more. If you’re not drinking water, it might just start to show on your skin. Make sure you’re drinking a big bottle of water a day, or more if you exercise. Never let yourself get thirsty. 


You Aren’t Getting Your Nutrients

Nutrients are so important. You shouldn’t just rely on getting these from vitamins either. It’s so much better if you can get them from foods. Make sure you’re eating healthy foods. Give yourself a generous portion of vegetables with each meal. It’ll show on your skin! 

You Don’t Layer Your Skincare

Layering skincare is one of the best ways to get the most out of it. Anybody at Kitagawa Dermatology would tell you this. The idea is that you cleanse, tone, serum, moisturise, and maybe add a facial oil and other special products if you feel you need them. However, you wait for each product to have worked its magic properly before applying the next one. For example, leaving your serum a good 5 minutes before applying your cream on top. This ensures each product is working optimally and you get the most out of everything. 

You Don’t Know Your Skin Type 

Knowing your skin type is so important if you want to get the most out of your skincare routine. If you use the wrong products, you’ll only ever get mediocre results. You might even make any skin condition that you currently have worse. 


You Need To See A Professional 

Maybe you have an underlying problem that you’re not addressing. Going to see a professional could help you to understand your skin better and get better results from your skincare routine.

You Don’t Change Your Linen Often Enough 

Did you know that your bed linen can make a huge difference to your skin? If you’re not changing it often enough, you could be transferring bacteria back to your face and undoing your hard work. 

Hopefully now you have an idea of why you might not be getting the results you really want from your skincare routine. Try some of the solutions suggested and see if you can make improvements!

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