Your skin is the largest external organ of your body and it's equally important to take care of it as much as your insides (if you know what I mean!).
You want your skin healthy and glowing all the time and it's no surprise why the market is flooded with so many skincare products. Before you do some serious skin-vesting, consider these factors before buying skincare products:
You need to consider how much you’re willing to spend on skincare products. Remember that it will take days or weeks of repeated use for you to see the difference. That’s why we recommend that you choose a product within your budget or price range.
Expensive skincare doesn't necessarily translate to "effective" skincare. Read reviews, do your research and check what products are best for your skin and your wallet!
Best to set a budget. This is the best way to cross off products with prices higher than your price range.
Your Skin type
Not all products are good for you. What might be a great recommendation from a friend or colleague might not necessarily be something that your skin needs. This is because there are different skin types.
That’s right! Skin type is another factor that you should consider before shopping. Is your skin dry? Oily? Mixed-Type? Acne-prone? Each skin type requires using different variants or products.
Your skin’s texture is one thing to consider but another is how sensitive your skin is. If you’re sensitive to fragrance, essential oils, or dyes then you should avoid products with these ingredients.
Knowing your skin type is the best way to avoid products that can be harmful to your skin. At the same time, you’ll be able to check what products are good for you. This helps in narrowing down your skincare must-have and shopping easier.
This is perhaps the most important factor to consider when checking out skincare products. As an aesthetician, I always advise my clients to always read the label. Check before you buy any item. If we check the ingredients of the food we eat, the same should be done for the things we put on our skin.
It's important to know what ingredients you're sensitive to as well as items you are allergic to. By knowing what ingredients to watch out for and to avoid, you'll have a better experience in choosing what products to use for your skin.
Product Recommendations or reviews
This is definitely important. Even if you want to do some experimenting with products, it is always good to listen to recommendations and to read reviews.
It's now easier to check on products and while it's a little bit time consuming, doing an extensive check on skincare products lessens the risk of getting items that might not be suitable for your skin type.
I find it useful to read reviews from different credible sources. If you ended up buying and absolutely love a product, do me a favor and help someone by leaving an honest review.
If you’re still having problems, can’t figure out your skin type, or can’t decide on what products are good for your skin, you can book a consultation with me here. I will guide you and help you figure things out.