The new year inspires us all to do many things- eat healthy, change careers and go to the gym. It may also encourage us to look closely at our skin routine and realise that it may not exactly be what’s best for our current skin type.
Why you should change your routine
There can be a variety of alarm bells that trigger our need or want to switch up our skin routine and the products we use. The main reason is that the current products you are using are causing some extra sensitivity in the skin, such as redness or slight stinging. Another reason can simply be that the products are no longer effective on the skin, or that the particular problem they targeted is no longer there, such as acne products. You’ve decided that you want to change things up? Great! Follow these 3 easy steps to ensure your skin gets exactly what it needs:
1. Arrange a consultation
At The Laser and Skin Clinic, we want to help you get onto the right path to begin your skin journey. Arranging a consultation means you can speak to one of our qualified therapists about your current routine and any skin problems you may have. We will then establish your skin type (oily, dry, combination etc) and will provide advice based on what we have learned about what your skin needs and can do without. You may learn something completely new about your own skin that you never knew!
2. Consider your schedule
If you are a bit of a busy body that doesn’t like the idea of a long skin routine at the end of the day, this may be worth mentioning at the consultation stage. While a wide range of products that work together is the best option, it is possible to have a very effective skin routine with very few products! However, you may want to see quicker results. In this case, a routine with multiple products may be for you. Simply chat to one of our therapists and we will establish the right routine for you!
3. Be Patient
Now for the hard part- we all get excited about our new routine, and want to see miracle results in a miracle amount of time. Unfortunately, skin products that are worth having will take a little longer to show visible results. Most active ingredients in skincare products need at least two months or so to take full effect and achieve your desired results. It’s also important to take note of how your skin is reacting to the products- if there is some redness or dryness, you may need to reduce the frequency of use. It will take some time to establish a proper routine, but will be worth it in the long run!
The most important thing to remember when starting a new skin journey is that it’s no easy task, but our team are ready to help you every step of the way! Call one of our three clinics below, where we can arrange a consultation for you to have your skin assessed and we will provide product recommendations based on the consultation!
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