Different cosmetic products are now made available to address different issues. However, you need to keep in mind that what works for one person may be ineffective for another. This is the reason why you need to exert the extra effort to assess and evaluate the products that you will use to maximize their benefits. In addition to this, below are some tips on how you can make sure that a cosmetic product will work for you.
Integrate creams with oils
If you are using oils as part of your skincare routine, make sure that you integrate it with a cream product. The cream will act as the carrier of the oil, drawing the oil into your skin. The oil that you applied directly on your skin without any cream won’t be able to penetrate your pores and you won’t be able to reap all their benefits.
For instance, rosemary essential oil is great in treating dark spots. But, it would be best to infuse this oil with a Vitamin K cream that will hasten the process of lightening dark spots even more. The best Vitamin K creams even feature a bruise healing formula that includes the Arnica montana compound. This compound has an anti-inflammatory effect that is viable in treating bruises and reducing its appearance.
Apply serums using a dropper
If you usually apply serum using your hands, then it is about time for you to break the habit. Your hands are prone to cosmetic product residue, as well as other elements that may irritate your pores. Thereby, use a dropper to directly apply the serum in your face. Make sure that you apply a drop on your forehead, on your cheeks, on your chin, as well as on your neck.
Serums are used to manage specific skin concerns such as acne or wrinkles. You will be able to maximize the benefits of these facial serums if you apply it directly in your face with the use of a dropper, rather than your hands. Just make sure to apply a facial serum after you properly cleanse your face, but before you moisturize to effectively deliver all the powerful ingredients on your skin.
Follow the right order of application
In general, the right order of applying cosmetic products is using the thinnest ones first, progressing until the thickest. Thus, you need to cleanse first before toning and applying the serum. After this, you need to moisturize, before applying sunscreen or any makeup. While cleansing is the mandatory first step, toning is actually optional.
If you have dry skin, make sure to use a gentle hydrating cleanser. On the other hand, if you have oily and acne-prone skin, use a foamy cleanser with glycolic or salicylic acid. As much as possible, exfoliate at least once a week before cleansing too, because this will eliminate your dead skin cells. Dead skin cells make it difficult for the active ingredients of cosmetic products to penetrate your skin.
Monitor the shelf life of your cosmetic products
You will only benefit from cosmetic products if you choose the right products based on your skin type, whether you have dry or oily skin. But aside from this, you also need to use them according to their best before date or date of expiration. After this, they may render to be ineffective, or worse, continuously applying them may already be harmful. Most skincare products have a shelf life of anywhere from half a year to a year, but in terms of sunscreen and makeup, make sure that you only use them for a year.
Aside from the expiration or best before date, also monitor the consistency or color of the skincare product. For instance, if your moisturizing cream has already turned watery, or it already changed its color, then it may no longer be safe for use. Much more so if the product already has a strong and unpleasant order.
To wrap things up, integrate creams and oils to make sure that you get the most out of the benefits of these cosmetic products. In addition to this, elongate the life of your serums by using a dropper to apply this in your face, rather than using your hands. Also, keep in mind to follow the right order in applying cosmetic products because this is also one of the factors that affect their effectiveness. Finally, toss the products you use on time to ensure that what you use for your skin will only do you good rather than otherwise.