Doesn’t it feel like there’s a new miracle skin care product that promises to banish wrinkles, soften skin, and knock 10 years off your appearance in just a few uses each week? If advertising is any indication, we should all look like supermodels no matter what we use to take care of our skin. But, sadly, this is rarely the case. In fact, the average American woman spends about $8.00 on her face, make-up included, each and every day. This is a number that adds up to quite a sum of money, money that is hard earned. So, the question is: Is your skin care working for or against you? Is it time to ditch your current routine, and how do you know when to throw in the towel and move onto something else? It can be challenging to determine whether or not a skin care line is working for you, but here are some sure-fire ways to know when its most certainly not doing you any favors.
Maybe you’ve heard the expression “pain is just weakness leaving the body.” This may be true if you are tackling a marathon or rallying in the big game, but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the products you put on your face. Sure, some toners, cleaners, serums or oils may give you a tingling sensation, but pain is entirely different. The feeling should not last and if it does, it may be time to ditch whatever you are currently using.
Glamour magazine notes that some products containing items such as retinol or AHA’s may cause irritation initially, but this should go away. Products that cause your skin to burn or sting after each use are not working in your favor.
Itching and Inflammation
If your skin itches after each cleanse, you need to try something else. Dyes, fragrances, and preservatives can each trigger contact dermatitis depending on the individual, resulting in skin that flares up with a red itchy rash that is highly uncomfortable. In fact, the National Eczema Association notes up to 4% of the population has a sensitivity to fragrances. It has been found that up to 45% of reactions to cosmetic type products comes from fragrance alone making incredibly problematic for a large portion of us. If you notice your skin has become inflamed, red, and itchy, it is time to switch it up.
Soap can dry out the skin causing it to be rough and patchy and even to peel. Many people do not react well to cleansers containing sop. If your cleanser has dried out your skin, try using a soap-free product instead.
The wrong skin care for your skin type can lead to big mishaps from itchy dryness to rosacea and pain. You do not have to suffer in silence. The skin experts at Fountain of You gladly welcome your questions and would love to help find a solution to your current skin care needs. Contact our office in Melbourne, FL today.