Over time your skincare needs will change. This means your skincare routine will need to alter with it. It difficult to know when your skin is telling you that you need a change, so we’ve put together a list of signs to look out for.
You are breaking out
Have you noticed an increase in spots? It may be in response to a product that isn’t working for your skin any more. Look at other options when it comes to creams and foundations, it may be time to switch to something lighter.
Dry patches are difficult to deal with when it comes to skincare, as they are tough to get rid of and tricky to cover up with makeup. An increase in these dry patches is often a sign that your skincare doesn’t contain the right ingredients.
If you experience this dryness, it may be beneficial to check the ingredients. Look out for ingredients such as alcohol, salicylic acid, fragrances and preservatives. Swap these out where possible for more natural products that are suitable for sensitive skin.
Irritation, burning or stinging
This is an immediate sign that a product is harming your skin. If you are experiencing irritation, burning or stinging, you need to stop using it straight away. These are all signs that something is wrong, and it is your skin telling you that you shouldn’t be using that product.
The usual skincare goal is to remove any blemishes or redness. So if you are not seeing a reduction on discolouration, you may need to switch up your habits.
Having greasy skin could indicate your skin is producing too much oil. Using exfoliants or cleansers could be the issue.
It is a common misconception that if you suffer from oily skin, you should avoid moisturiser. This isn’t the case. All skin types need moisture. Without it, the skin will hydrate by increasing oil production. This can lead to even more breakouts.
You are looking for a change
Whatever your skin goal, changing your routine can bring you closer to reaching your ideal skin. If you are looking to change up your routine, this new year beauty regime is a great place to start.