With the rapidly growing beauty and skincare industry, new products come into the market every single day, leaving many of us feeling extremely overwhelmed and confused about choosing what will work for us.
In hopes of finding your miracle solution, your holy grail, you give in to the temptation of buying a hyped up product, only for it to make matters worse for your skin, leaving you wondering why the certain product is not working for you?
The answer to this question is simple: what works for someone else might not work for you! The reason being that everyone has different skin types, and hence different needs. What gives one flawless, smooth and clear skin, can very well make you breakout like crazy, simply because it isn’t meant for you.So when you are curating your skincare routine make sure you know what is suitable for your skin type and what is not.
Sometimes, it may happen that the routine and products you swore by, suddenly stop doing their job out of the blue, leaving you confused and at your wits ends, trying to figure out if you messed things up unknowingly. However, this is very likely the result of some environmental or hormonal change. It may get frustrating because you’ve likely spent a lot of money and time, perfecting your skincare regime and it just suddenly stops working for you. However, instead of getting irritated (or after it, if you must), you should look deeper into what’s causing it to happen. It’s likely going to be one of the several reasons we’ll be discussing down below, so keep on reading!
Reasons why your skincare has stopped working
- Your skin has become accustomed to your current routine: If you are following a routine for a prolonged time, then there is a chance that the routine might stop working for you since your skin has become too accustomed to it. The best of the best products can also stop showing results if your skin has become accustomed to their exposure. Make sure to change up your products every three to six months to keep stimulating your skin according to your skin type and what your skin needs.
- Change in hormonal levels: The change in hormonal levels due to drastic changes in your lifestyle and eating habits can cause your skin to stop reacting to your skincare routine. Since the problem is not because of a certain product but due to an imbalance of hormones, it is best to see your dermatologist who will be able to guide you better about what will work for your skin. At the same time, try to stick to healthy eating and lifestyle habits to ensure optimum functioning of the body and skin.
- You have switched up your routine with the change in season: The changing seasons and your skincare routine are directly linked together. As you change your dressing style according to the changes in weather, you must also make changes to your skincare routine that will suit the weather change. In summers, use a gentle cleanser that will not strip off the natural oils of your skin and a lighter sunscreen that will not leave a white cast on the skin. In winters, the harsh and dry winds call for a more nourishing moisturizer, so opt for one that has hyaluronic acid in it as it has the ability to lock in moisture, keeping it hydrated for longer. The Leovard Multicream is lightweight, yet effective moisturizer, lending your skin the hydration and nourishment it needs to thrive in the harsh winter weather.
- You are not exfoliating enough: After every 28 days, your skin renews and a dead skin layer gathers on the surface of your skin. In order to remove the dead skin, your skin needs regular exfoliating along with cleansing to reveal brighter and clearer skin. Therefore, cleansing your face with a gently exfoliating cleanser twice everyday should work wonders in keeping it looking radiant and glowing. Exfoliated skin also ensures appropriate absorption of the other skincare products enabling them to do their job of nourishing and replenishing. The Leovard Multicleanser makes a perfect cleanser for gentle cleansing as well as exfoliation as it contains the goodness of papaya extract, known for its exfoliating properties.
- The product might be expired: One of the possible reasons that your product has stopped working, is that it might have expired. This happens when you are not handling or storing the product correctly. Make sure to always check the back of the product for its expiry date and keep them stored in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Always chuck out expired products instead of using them until they hit the pan as this can seriously damage your skin.
- Your skin needs a break: Sometimes your skin just needs to be left alone! For a week or two, do a cleanse fast, that is just do the essential steps, cleanse, moisturizer and sunscreen! It is important to step back and give your skin space to breathe and see if the current skincare routine is working for you or not.
Getting clearer skin and finding a skincare regime that works for you can be time consuming. And many of us get impatient when we do not see the desired results, not realizing that most products show visible results after atleast 3-4 weeks, if not longer. There is no magic product or ingredient that will make you see changes overnight. What works best for any skincare routine is staying consistent, and adapting the routine to environmental changes and hormonal imbalances. Also, do not forget that your diet and lifestyle changes also play a vital role in making your skincare routine a success. Making small tweaks in your eating habits and following a proper skincare regime will help you achieve the results you desire.