How Long Does it take your Skincare Products to work?
Aug. 14, 2020
Hey everyone! Do you get impatient and give up too soon with new skincare products? If you answered yes don't worry, I myself used to give up easily also. Just keep in mind, skincare products take time to work just like anything else. Giving up too soon is not the solution.
YOUR SKIN CELLS SHED EVERY 28 DAYS OR SO
Healthline.com states, "Be patient for one skin cycle, or about 28 days." Your skin cells need to shed each month in order to reveal newer ones; therefore, giving up before 28 days is not recommended. Most actives need at least a month before they start to work their magic.
Verywellhealth.com states, "Acne treatments take 4 to 6 weeks to start working." You may notice your skin go through a “purge” phase the first couple months.
Your skin may start to breakout more when you start a new acne treatment, and this is normal in the beginning. This is just a result of the exfoliant unclogging your pores and bringing everthing to the surface. Your dermatologist will start you with a concentration that will work best for you. Always be sure to moisturize after any acne treatment to minimize irritation and redness.
Your skin need to adjust to the new treatment
As I stated earlier, your skin cells turnover every month or so. It is important to give skin time to renew itself and form new skin cells. Also you want to give your skin time to adapt to the new acne treatment and heal old breakouts. PATIENCE is your friend and in the end, hopefully it will all be worth it!
Remember the main skincare rule: Consistency is everything with skincare
Adding or switching what you are currently using is going to irritate or confuse your skin. You also may cause further irritation and new breakouts to your skin. In order to determine whether your current skincare products/regimen are working, you need to give them time before you decide what to rule out of your skincare regimen.
Stop treatment if your skin isn’t getting better isn't getting better after 12 weeks
If your skin is still having reactions or looks irritated after 3 months of using your acne treatment or regimen, your dermatologist may need to adjust the concentration. Sometimes even adjusting how frequent you use the medication can help as well. However, if your skin is breaking out after 3 months of starting your treatment or acne regimen, you may need to switch your treatment. Your esthetician or dermatologist can suggest a different prescription or acne regimen to better suit your skin type and concerns.
Source 1: https://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/skincare-advice/acne-and-breakouts/is-my-skin-purging-breaking-out.html
Source 2: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/skin-purging#can-you-speed-the-purging-process
Source 3: https://stylecaster.com/beauty/how-long-til-skin-care-products-work/
Source 4: https://www.verywellhealth.com/why-arent-my-acne-treatments-working-15520
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
Drink of water for your skin!
We’re in the deep of winter and our skin get dehydrated and beaten by the harsh elements. Treat your skin to a pure drink of water that is based with pure Artic water —The ultra pure water that flows from the Arctic is known for its unique functional composition that’s buzzed about for helping to recharge dull-looking skin. By adding moisture back in helps fortify your skin and enhances skins’ luminosity. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. 🐰 cruelty free and sustainably sourced
Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
This past week has been rather hard and long for me. I ultimately decided to get back on track with my wellness plan. My main wellness goal for 2021, is to indulge in myself more. I definitely am a firm believe in “as within, so without”. I started my day with: #Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Elixir Mix with Chaga[products]#[FiveStars] I have been getting back into adaptogen and herbal medicine. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what goes on the outside. Adaptogens are apart of ancient medicinal traditions traced all over the world. I also drink Tulsi “Holy Basil” Tea. If you need a pick me up or emotional boost I highly recommend! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is my treatment of choice I used during the day. Do not be afraid to use salicylic acid during the day. I applied plenty of sunscreen afterwards as well! This is a GODSEND for clearing up acne and acne scarring. It’s by far the best acne treatment I’ve tried and its mostly due to the immediate results I get. This is a dry oil, so it should be used before a heavy moisturizer or sunscreen. THE BODY SHOP - Spa of the World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil is a staple in my night time routine. When I want to relax and really unwind I use a body roller with this oil. It smells like a fresh key lime pie and it’s so hydrating. This is great for firming, especially when paired with a body tool. What do you do for wellness?
Stay Young Forever? ✨
That’d be great right? Well in taking those steps, I definitely recommend these amazing serums. I was gifted the: Intoxicated Cosmetics: Snake Serum Bee Serum Snail Serum I started using the Snail Serum last night first and wow did I notice a difference. The Snail Serum mainly targets dryness. I used this in place of my usual night time serum and boy did I notice a difference. I N G R E D I E N T S : All Serums contain: ✨Niacinamide Bee Serum: Bee Venom Plant Based Stem Cells Royal Epigen Snake Serum Snake Venom Green & White Tea Extract Peptides Snail Serum Snail Peptide Hyadisine Echinacea Moronga Oil Extract I definitely will try the other serums in my routine as I get used to the Snail Serum but so far my skin is definitely happy. What serum would you like to try?
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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