Skincare is something that’s 100% necessary for everyone. No matter what skin type you might have, you’ll most definitely own at least one product (or two!). But we all know that it’s also an investment. Meaning that most times, you’re probably spending a pretty penny on skincare, and it’s not always the easiest to cash out on items—especially when you don’t even know how your skin might react.
That is why we are providing you with 5 tips to help you get the most out of your skincare!
1.Research, research, research!
This is a key tip to keep in mind before you make that purchase. Firstly, you need to know your skin type. Once you identify how your skin behaves, it’ll be so much easier to figure out what ingredient or product works best for you. Blind buying rarely works, especially when it comes to skincare.
2. The Patch Test
We know the feeling of getting a new product and immediately wanting to slather it all over your face. But you might want to hold your horses and perform the tried and true Patch Test first! Just apply a small amount of the product on a patch of your skin (hand, neck or chest) and let it soak for a couple of hours. If you don’t have a negative reaction (itchy, inflamed, etc) you’re good to go!
3. Try using multi-use products.
Did you know that using too many products can do more harm than good? The more ingredients your skin is exposed to, the more likely it is to react. Some skin reactions are due to combinations of products, so keeping it simple is especially important if you have sensitive or breakout-prone skin.
4. Take your time
Skincare is a self care ritual— so treat it as such. After application of any product, give it a chance to sit and absorb. This allows for each ingredient (especially active ones) to sink in and work. You can mix treatment serums, but wait before applying anything more substantial like SPF over the top.
5. Store your skincare properly
Keep your products tucked away somewhere cold and dark, like a bathroom drawer or cabinet (cleansers are fine in the shower). Active ingredients like Bakuchiol or Hyaluronic Acid are sensitive to light and air, so be sure your gels and serums are protected.
And there you have it, 5 tips that’ll help you save your moolah and your skin!