Switching skincare routines can come with a lot of uncertainty, questions and some hesitation. We’ve been there.
One thing to remember as you start: everyone’s skin is unique. When investing time and care into a good skincare routine, no one knows your skin like you do. You spend the most time with it!
However, skin can sometimes throw us for a loop, so we’ve gathered our best recommendations and tips to help navigate this journey!
Tip #1: Slow and steady wins the race!
When thinking of switching your routine, we always recommend starting slow. Whether you’re excited to try a new brand or specific products, it’s always a good idea to ease into it with one or two products at a time as opposed to an entire new regimen from A-Z. This can ensure that your skin gets used to the product, and that you can monitor how your skin behaves and whether it’s a good fit or not!
Tip #2: Patch Testing
Many brands and skincare specialists will recommend doing a patch test when trying a brand new product. This can be a very helpful step as many products (even if they’re all natural!) can be quite active, contain essential oils or ingredients that can impact your skin in unexpected ways!
Tip #3: What you can expect
Our skin needs different things at different times. Sometimes we can experience a bumpy journey before settling into the “right combo” of what you love and what works. When switching to a new skincare routine or product, you may experience breakouts (some products will actually “pull” the blemishes out from your skin before clearing it up), or it may take a few days/weeks to really start noticing those beautiful results you’ve been looking for. We recommend being consistent with your product for at least 1-3 weeks. This is a good amount of time to have your skin get used to something new and consistency is key!
Tip #4: Allergies and Reactions
Having said this, the most important thing we recommend is to trust yourself! If your skin is having an unusual reaction, gets irritated immediately, inflamed, red or uncomfortable and you feel something is off, discontinue the use of said product immediately. Sometimes, when using multiple new products at once it can become harder to determine what item is contributing to the issue, which brings us back to Tip #1! Easing in with 1-2 products can be safer and easier than having to stop an entire skincare routine, or going through the process of elimination to know what’s happening.
Hope this will help on your journey to caring for your skin!