Finding and trying out new skincare products can be a real treat. Sometimes it can be tempting to update your skincare regimen and sample some of the hot new products that people have been buzzing about. But it’s important to remember that your skin is unique and just because a product has a sterling reputation does not mean that it will help aid your particular complexion. In fact, using the wrong skincare products can have lackluster or even negative effects on your skin. If you’re not sure when it’s time to call it quits with a certain product, the skincare experts at AYA™ Medical Spa are here to discuss a few signs that it may be time to try something else.
You Experience a Breakout
If you notice any new breakout or rash after beginning to use a new product, this is one of the more obvious signs that the product likely isn’t right for you or your skin type. This could be due to any number reasons including an allergic reaction to a certain ingredient or a formula that may be too harsh for your skin. We recommend that you stop using the product immediately if you experience a breakout.
Your Skin Begins to Itch
Fragrances used in many skincare products can trigger skin irritation and itching. If your skin becomes red and itchy after trying a new cream or face wash, odds are that this new product may not agree with your skin.
Your Skin Becomes Dry
If you have noticed that your skin is feeling dry, a skincare product may be to blame. Certain products are formulated with drying agents like alcohol that can lead to dry patches or flakiness. In this scenario, we recommend finding a dependable product to help moisturize and rehydrate your skin like HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator from SkinMedica®.
Your Product is Not Right for This Season
Not all skincare products are meant to be used year-round. Changing seasons can create challenges to your skin and may require different skincare regimens. For instance, the heavy moisturizer you use in the winter can offer diminished results (or even lead to issues like more oily skin and breakouts) if used during the summer season.
Understanding your skin and how it responds to certain products and ingredients can go a long way towards avoiding these setbacks and maintaining healthy, glowing skin. Our skin also changes as we age, often becoming drier. This is why AYA™ offers complimentary skincare analysis consultations with our licensed estheticians to listen to your concerns, evaluate your skin, and find the right skincare products and cosmetic treatments to help your skin reach its true potential. For more information, please contact AYA™ Medical Spa or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more skincare tips, news, and more.