It’s easier to skip the experimental relationship with your skincare products and follow the trending products with a cult following, especially when you follow beauty influencers. As easy as it sounds, this could get your skin in real trouble in the long run. It seems that’s not the ideal way to pick your skincare. So, what is it?
Well, experts suggest an individualized approach is what you need when finding the best skin care products for your skin. It may take a while, but you will have to figure out what compliments your skin. Especially, for women who have gone through Medical Aesthetics treatments, such as skin firming and contouring, it is imperative to feed your skin the right nutrition.
In short, we are here to help. After researching the suggestions of top dermatologists in the industry, we have put together a list of tips that would guide on how to select the best skincare brands. Continue reading.
You Must Know Your Skin Type
Knowing your skin type is the most important factor in determining what products will work best for you. While one might think missing your skin tone is hardly a big deal, people with acne-prone and sensitive skin should be very choosy with the ingredients in their skincare or makeup products.
If you have oily skin, you must look for products that contain benzoyl peroxide, alpha hydroxy acids, and hyaluronic acid, as these ingredients control excessive sebum production and hydrate the skin.
If you have dry skin, you should go with products containing lactic acid and shea butter as they keep your skin hydrated and provide mild exfoliation to give a radiant look.
Those with sensitive skin should look for products that contain oatmeal, shea butter, and aloe vera. These are good forms of moisturizers for your skin type.
Check the Ingredients
You cannot buy a skincare product without checking the ingredients in it. If you have little knowledge about skincare, you will not end up buying a product that can harm your skin badly. Some ingredients are a must in your skincare products, while some ingredients can act as allergens, depending on your skin type.
Below are the ingredients that your moisturizing creams must contain:
- Hyaluronic acid and ceramides
- L-Ascorbic acid or vitamin C
- Tocopherol or vitamin E
- Niacinamide or vitamin B3
Ingredients You Should Avoid:
- Added fragrances or parfum
- Formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers
Do a Patch Test
Different makeup products contain different chemicals which can cause skin irritation or other chemical reactions. Hence, dermatologists advise doing a patch test before selecting a skincare product. A patch test would help them see whether the product suits their skin or not.
And even if you have bought a product following the hype and later you feel the product is irritating your skin in any form, it’s advisable to stop using the product right away.
One might overlook the importance of these suggestions, but once you consider these things while buying your skincare or makeup, you’ll notice a noticeable difference in your skin.