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Updating your skincare routine is an absolute must, especially when the seasons are about to change, but do you know why is it so important to re-evaluate it frequently? If the answer is ‘no’, be sure to stay with us and learn to identify the five big signs that you need to update your current skincare routine. Check them out and do it right!
You have absolutely no idea when your products will expire
If you’re a gal who doesn’t love to make changes in current skincare routine – this one is for you! Using and re-purchasing the same products time after time can get extremely tricky, simply because at some point you won’t be able to tell when you opened a particular product and when it will expire.
According to some experts, face masks should be tossed after 3 months, products that target acne after 4-6 months, and moisturizers after one year. Of course, you should always pay attention to their smell and texture, as these can tell you if the product has gone bad or not.
You’ve moved to a new place
Moving to a whole new place can undoubtedly wreak havoc on your skin, so make sure to get properly ready for that – even if you consider moving across the country. A change in climate often means different humidity levels and harsher weather conditions than your complexion is familiar with. Besides that, the water you will use to shower is likely to be either harder or softer, too, which is another potential problem you may face. So, if you feel dried out, switch to a thicker moisturizer with a richer formula.
On the other hand, if the air is a bit wetter, you should definitely opt for a gel-like cream or a lightweight moisturizer. Just listen to your skin and you won’t make a mistake!
You’re either too dry or too oily
Another important thing which indicates that you should update your skincare routine is the overall condition of your skin. If it gets too oily, be sure to cut down on your favorite cleansers and scrubs, as these are highly likely to cause excess oiliness when you use them too frequently.
On the other hand, dry patches on your skin can also be quite frustrating – and this is true for both your face and your body in general. Be sure to understand that particular ingredients, like alcohol, salicylic acid, and fragrances can cause dryness, so get products that don’t contain them. As for treating dryness on your body, you can always try a brand new moisturizer or opt for your favorite spa treatments that target such issues.
You’re constantly breaking out
Even though a couple of zits from time to time shouldn’t be alarming, the truth is that constant breakouts show that something is definitely wrong with your skincare. You may be using the product that doesn’t agree with your skin type, or you’ve maybe used that particular product for too long – who knows, but you should definitely update your skincare routine as soon as possible.
Of course, you should also be aware of the fact that some products designed to treat acne will make your skin break out even more. Reason? Well, it’s because certain products are designed to suck out the impurities that sit deep into your skin, which can result in a new breakout. Just get properly informed and you’ll do a good job!
Your pores are visibly clogged
Last but not least, you should undoubtedly update your skincare routine once you realize that your pores are visibly clogged. So, if your pores are noticeably large, and you have a lot of blackheads or whiteheads that can’t be dealt with so easily, it’s about time you switched to deep-cleaning products that will do the job for you.
You should probably switch to a more lightweight moisturizer since heavy ones sometimes won’t let your skin breathe and therefore clog your pores. If that still isn’t enough, you should see a dermatologist and get something that really works for your skin type.
Each of these five issues is a clear sign that you need to update your skincare routine as soon as possible, so be sure to identify any of them in time and give your skin what it deserves – only the best!
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