One of the things most people struggle with when it comes to skincare products is figuring out which ones will work for you and which ones you should let go of. The main reason for this is that some products are advertised as perfect for all skin types when the opposite is true. If you are thinking of starting your skin care journey, here are some tips on ensuring you get the best products for your skin.
1. Know your skin type
Before you get started on your skincare journey, you need to ensure that you know your skin type. Different skin types need different products, which you will learn from the very beginning. If you do not know your skin type, you can do this simple skin test:
- Clean your skin to eliminate any buildup and the products you might have used on your face.
- Pat dry once you are done cleaning.
- Take a blotting paper, press it against your T-bone area, and then look at it against the light.
- If the paper had a lot of oil residue, you have oily skin. If there is no oil residue on it, then you have dry, and if there is little oil on the paper, you have normal skin.
Once you know your skin type, you can start using products that go well with your skin.
2. Look at the ingredient list on the skincare products
Most people's biggest mistake is buying products without looking at the ingredient list. Before you go out buying any skincare products, take the time to go through their ingredient list. Most of them come with extensive ingredients at the back, and often these ingredients are written in their scientific names.
By finding out what they are, you can figure out if the product will work for you or not. It will also ensure that you do not apply any harmful product to your skin. Some companies might add some skin-lightening ingredients to the products, and while there is no issue with this, the products might not work for you if you want a lighter complexion.
3. The expiry date and months of use for the skincare products
One of the mistakes many people make is buying almost expiring products. The other mistake would be not looking at how long you can use the products after opening. While a product might have a longer expiry date, most of them need to be thrown out a few months after you use them. By knowing how long you can use these products, you can avoid getting infections from your products. Most people get skin breakouts because they are unaware that you have to throw out your products before the expiry date. Knowing how long the product will serve you after opening it helps you figure out if it is worth it or not.
The kind of skincare products you use will determine how good your skin looks. Take your time and research the product before you buy any of them. It will help ensure you get something that is of good quality.