8 Reasons Why Your Skincare Routine Isn’t Working Anymore
The secret to healthy glowing skin is a great skincare routine (and a healthy lifestyle). But just because you have a fantastic skincare routine doesn't mean you won't experience any skincare problems. Inflammation, breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots can still happen, especially if you find that your skincare routine just isn't working anymore.
If you've been sticking to the same skincare routine for a while, and all of a sudden it doesn't seem to be working anymore, there might be a few reasons why. In fact, I've gathered 8 of the most common reasons why your skincare routine could not be working for you.
1. Expired Product
Make sure you check the date that your skincare products expire. And don't use them if they are expired. Expired products can cause irritation and adverse skin reactions. They also lose their effectiveness so they won't work as well as they used to anyway.
2. Incorrect Storage
As a general rule of thumb, you should keep your skincare products in a dark, cool location. Direct sunlight can cause many products to break down more quickly and make them less effective over time.
If you want results, you have to be consistent with your skincare routine.
Think of it like going to the gym. You go to the gym everyday for weeks on end and finally start to see results. But then you stop going, and all that progress that you made goes out the door.
The same thing can happen with your skin, so make sure you're keeping up with your skincare routine daily.
4. Hormonal Changes
You may not be on your period, or even get it anymore, but your body still goes through hormonal changes especially during menopause. These changes can impact your skin by causing dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and lack of elasticity.
Your products might still work but they may not be as effective as they used to. You may find that you need to invest in products that are more moisturizing and help more with signs of premature aging.
5. Seasonal Changes
The weather affects our skin in a lot of ways. Those products you were using during the winter won't work as well during the spring and may even cause an increase in inflammation or breakouts. Make sure you're switching up your skincare routine as the seasons change.
If you don't exfoliate often enough, the layer of dead skin cells on your face and neck will accumulate and create dry, flaky patches. It can even result in clogged pores, itching, and hair loss.
Exfoliating too much can also cause skincare problems like redness, increased oil production, and skin sensitivity.
Exfoliating once or twice a week is enough to help you get rid of dead skin cells and reveal the glowing skin underneath.
7. Acclimated Skin
It is very possible that your skin can just get too used to your skincare products. Rotating out your products and trying ones with different ingredients can help.
Some medications can actually interfere with some skincare products, so it's important to understand what ingredients you can use to ensure that all of your products work effectively.
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