Clean, clear, and healthy skin is every woman’s ardent desire. To achieve this goal, many women end up splurging a good amount of money and time on various skin health and beauty care products, without getting the desired results. Here are a few tips from dermatologists that you should consider before buying any skincare product:
Determine your skin type
Before rushing into buying any beauty product, it is advised to determine your skin type. If a product does not suit your skin type, it might end up doing you more harm than good. There are five common skin types – oily, normal, dry, combination and sensitive. Try to identify which one is yours or consult a dermatologist for the same. Never apply a product that is not made for your skin type.
Avoid the herd mentality
Do you often end up buying a product that your colleague or flatmate recommended? If yes, you are prone to falling prey to herd mentality. Recommendation from a person close to you is trustworthy, however, most people miss the fact that what works for them might not work for you. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to getting healthy skin.
Be wary of the ingredients
One of the most important parts of finding the right skin health and beauty care products for yourself is paying attention to the list of ingredients present on the labels. Never forget to read the long list thoroughly, since every second spent on reading about what is inside the product you are going to buy is worth it. It saves you the time, energy, and money that you might otherwise end up investing in a product that is not good for your skin.
Research on point
Before buying any skincare product, thorough research is of the essence. Know your skincare issues and search the internet for the products that might help you get rid of them. Instead of buying loads of different products, trying them all and ending up doing more harm than good to your skin, it is better to understand what your skin needs, and which products can fulfil those needs.
Try before you buy
This one here is an absolute no brainer. It is always better to try a product before investing a fortune in it. When it comes to skincare, you can take a patch test before making any purchase. A patch test would provide you with a fair idea as to how a certain product is going to fare on your skin. Some ingredients in beauty products are not essentially ‘bad’ but may end up irritating your skin or eyes. Some ingredients can also trigger allergies. Therefore, it is safer and wiser to take a patch test of a product before you seal the deal.
Turn your dream of flawless skin into a reality. Take care of these tips the next time you are up for buying skincare products for yourself.