Our skin and hair are ever changing. On an average, our skin and hair show changes every 1 to 2 years. These changes are subjected to changes in the way our hormones work, our lifestyle, our food intake, our sleep and weather changes. Hence, the skin products which you had used before, might not suit your skin all of a sudden. Never mind! It indicates that it is time to change the products. The below are a few signs and symptoms for you to decide upon reconsidering your skin care products:
1. IF YOUR SKIN SUDDENLY GETS VERY SENSITIVE THAN USUAL
Unusual redness or irritation on the skin with the usual products could occur anytime. For example, a person who has used hair dye for many years could suddenly get allergic to the contents in it. Your skin could show sudden sensitivity to the contents of the product, even if you have used it for many years. Hence, better to take a dermatology opinion and consider changing the product that you are using.
2. CHANGES ON THE SKIN:
Changes on the skin such as appearances of breakouts, blemishes, wrinkles and photo damage are signs to reconsider your product. Our skin is subjective to changes with hormones and aging. For example, teens using certain creams at the age of 11 or 12, might notice that they are breaking out with the same at the age of 15. Hence, reconsider your products if there are sudden changes in your skin.
3. CHANGE OF WEATHER/CLIMATE:
This is very common and most of you would have experienced sudden dryness or scaling of skin especially in the winter. Your daily products might not be sufficient and you would require a change in the products. Similarly, patient traveling to a different country might notice that their usual products are not suiting their skin. Then, it is time to review your daily routine and change accordingly.
4. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRYING NEW BRANDS OR NEW PRODUCTS: Most of us love trying different products on our skin. Especially the packaging and the colours in the product attract us to use it. But, make sure that you are not carried away, rather buy products, which you think are really necessary for your skin. It is no harm in trying to change the product, but make sure to try smaller samples of it if possible. Or you could check the review of the product online before deciding to buy it.
If you are keen on changing your skin care routine, first find out what your skin would require from a skin expert. Find, what types of skin products your skin will require and invest wisely on the products.