Especially for those with sensitive skin and prone to breakouts, adding a new skin care product in our regime can be scary.
As fun it might sound, there are things one needs to be careful about.
No matter how excited we are to try the new beauties on us, keep on reading for tips to make using a new product hassle free and less scary.
Always do a patch test
WHY? – Especially for someone with extremely sensitive skin, it’s always recommended to do a patch test for compatibility prior to using any new product.
Even though the products are tested, there’s still a chance your skin might react against it.
HOW? – Apply a little product on the inside of your elbow and wait for 24 hours to see how it reacts to your skin. The idea is to see if the product can tolerated by the inner part of the elbow, then you can feel confident using it on your face.
Though, make sure you read the instructions given as they may vary with the products.
Read the instructions on the product/on it’s box/on the brochure
Make sure you read how to use section carefully before using the product, the conditions under which the product must be stored, what-to-do/what-not-to-do for best results and to be safe, of course.
Use only one new product per day
Let’s face it people, we love to shop and when we go our shopping spree, we never buy just one thing (like we keep promising ourselves). And as soon as we own them, we want to try them. But patience is the key here.
WHY? – Using a new product per day, you will be better able to understand how it reacts to your skin, if it worked or not. Moreover, you never know, using 2-3 products at once might react with each other and harm your skin.
Do not use a new product everyday
Give at least a couple of days for ONE product to suit your skin and for you to understand it’s effect on your skin. You can use new products on alternate days if you like, not earlier than 2 days though.
Well, there still are chances that the skin care products might react badly to your skin due to various reasons!
Some of the signs of a reaction are redness, swelling, itching, burning, bumps or any other unusual reaction.
In case the new product reacts negatively to your skin, read the instructions given with the product. In most cases, it prescribes you to visit a doctor, which is exactly what anyone would recommend you.
I love to try new products for my skin and write about my experience but if you have any questions which I might have missed here, please write in the comment section below, I would love to help you out.
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