We started off with cleansers, toners and moisturisers and before we knew it, our shelves were overflowing with beauty products. With new products launching every other day, we are tempted to buy every single one of them… cause FOMO!
But you know how you can’t stuff your tummy with too many food items at once? The same goes for your skin - it can absorb the benefits of only a few products at once; using too many can cause more harm than good. So how do you determine if you are using too many skincare products? Let us help you out…
- Check the texture of your skin
- Feels like a heavy layer
- See how your skin reacts
- Keep a track of ingredients
Check the texture of your skin
There could be many reasons why the texture of your skin feels different. An ingredient, stress, unhealthy lifestyle habits are all factors responsible for ruining your skin texture. However, if you are using far too many products in your skincare routine then that too can cause red, flaky and itchy skin. This can also make your skin extra-sensitive. If you have started using a bunch of new products and notice a difference in skin texture then maybe it’s time to cut down on a few.
Feels like a heavy layer
Your skin can only absorb a certain amount of product, anything beyond that will simply sit on the surface and get transferred onto your pillowcase if you apply it at night. Once you notice your skin is no longer absorbing any more products, stop! You are simply wasting your money and product. Depending on your skin type, choose an effective and lightweight product that offers multiple benefits and gets absorbed easily.
See how your skin reacts
If you can’t figure out which products to keep and which to toss, put them to test. After cleansing, toning and moisturising, pick one product and apply it every night for a week, note down the changes in your skin - both good and bad. Repeat the same with other products and at the end, you will have your answer!
Keep a track of ingredients
While putting your products to the test, remember that keeping a track of the ingredients that work for you is also important. Before tossing or keeping a product, read the label to learn about the ingredients. For example, those with oily skin should use products with ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, tea tree oil, etc. for maximum benefits.