The skin, as the largest organ of the body, made of the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis layers. The layers and their sublayers play an important role in our everyday lives. And while the skin may not be a vital organ, it still warrants proper caring.
There are several ways to accomplish this, one of which is by subscribing to a skincare routine.
The Personalization of Skincare
When creating our skincare regimens, it’s important to note that we have to tailor every step to meet our skin’s needs. It means figuring out what our skin type is. Normal, oily, dry, combination, or sensitive — these are the five main types that we can be classified into. Knowing more about our skin types can help us narrow down the brands and products that we can incorporate into our routines.
The selection process is perhaps the most challenging part due to countless skincare brands in the market, with a vast catalog to choose from.
The Factors That Affect Skin Care
Now, multiple factors should be considered when choosing products for our skincare routine. One is the skin types mentioned above. Two is our budget, and three is our lifestyle. Lifestyle in this scenario consists of our schedules, diets, and physical activities we take up regularly. Additionally, we should know any skin allergy and genetic skin problems that we may have.
With these in mind, we can remove a couple of choices, perhaps depending on budget or allergies. To further the elimination, we can also meet with a reputable dermatologist who can tell us more about the intricacies of our skin and give us recommendations.
However, not everyone can afford these visits. There’s no reason to fret if we can’t since we can use product reviews as an alternative.
The Beauty of Skincare Reviews
Every new skincare launch brings about a myriad of promises that catches the attention of consumers. As a result, people buy the products and test them out themselves. Some even go so far as to share their thoughts online.
That is a modern phenomenon, posting testimonials on the Internet. Reviews come up for global brands, like Clinique and Tatcha, and even for niche brands like Origani, and are often made in the comment form, in-depth blogs, or videos.
Before diving into these reviews, we first need to check if the people using the products have the same skin types like us and if they face similar skin problems. If not, that’s an easy elimination since something that works on dry skin may not be as effective on oily skin.
If possible, we should try to find out other items being used in tandem with the products being reviewed. That is so that we have another factor to consider if it does or doesn’t work.
Extensive research by going through numerous reputable reviews can lead us to the formation of a list of products that should work well with our skin types. Instead of purchasing everything from the get-go, we can check if there are testers available online.
Buying a small amount first saves us money while also allowing us to perform a patch test. If the past test turns out successful, we can finally incorporate one or more products into our skincare routine — mixing and matching and testing out different intervals throughout the process.
As a final reminder, these things, choosing the products and the like, take time. Perfect skin can’t be achieved overnight, but we can attain it with care, precision, and a whole lot of patience.