So, you’ve been taking great care of your skin, like going above and beyond, and you’re still not seeing an improvement in your skin’s health. You even went out and bought the latest and greatest skincare products, and you KNOW they’re going to work. I mean why wouldn’t they, your favorite Instagram influencer swears by this new cleanser (that (s)he gets paid to promote). It works for them, so of course it’s going to work for you. Unfortunately, that is not the case. What works for one, doesn’t necessarily work for all. The best way to take care of your skin is finding out exactly what YOUR skin needs and doesn’t need and shopping accordingly.
Here are 5 Reasons Why Your Skin Isn’t Improving
Reason #1 – You’re touching your face.
Stop. Touching. Your. Face. Think about all the things you touch throughout the day and all the things those things touch. Then imagine all the dirt’s dirt being smeared on you because you choose to rub, touch and pick at your face. No wonder why your skin isn’t acting right. It’s retaliating against all the physical abuse it’s receiving!
Reason #2 – You’re not using the right products.
I know. I know. There are so many great products on the market and with social media influencers telling you what’s best (for them), it’s hard to decide what works best for you. Your skin is just as unique as you are, so it requires special attention. And by “special” I mean, products that specifically work best for your skin type and issues. Take a look at my latest E-Book and learn how you can make sure you’re using the best skincare products for your face. Also, unless you’re an expert, stay clear of certain DIY skincare regiments. You could be doing more harm than good if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Reason #3 – You’re skipping on the moisturizer.
The most common skin concern is oiliness. And most people with oily skin think they don’t need moisturizer because, well hell, their skin is already “moist” from the oil. Truth is, the reason your skin is extra oily is because it’s thirsty (as hell!) and is over-producing oil in order to compensate for the lack of moisture. Try applying a light, oil-free moisturizer day and night and see if you notice a difference. I bet you will. Take a look at this article on Skincare.com for more moisturizing tips – 5 Moisturizing Myths To Stop Believing.
Reason #4 – Your foundation is clogging your pores.
A lot of times people cover their skin issues with makeup and don’t realize that by doing so they are also making it worse. Your skin needs to breath, and covering it with makeup every damn day doesn’t help it. Plus, the foundation could have ingredients that are clogging your pores or causing your skin to react like a 2-year old on high-fructose corn syrup. Pay attention to the ingredients in, not just foundation, but all the makeup products you use. Oil-free and non-comedogenic products are the best way to go. You’ll normally see these words plastered on the labels to promote the product. Don’t ignore those.
Reason #5 – Your diet is affecting your skin.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – The skin is the largest organ of our body, so of course it’s affected by everything we do and everything we eat. Try drinking more water and eating more green vegetables. You’ll see the results in your skin.
So, before you dump your esthetician or write him/her a bad review, change your skincare products AGAIN, or give up on your skin all together try these tips and see if you notice a change.
Have you experienced some drastically good changes in your skin lately? Don’t be greedy, please share! What did you do differently?
Thanks for reading!