Great skin doesn’t appear overnight! Maintaining an effective skincare routine requires a lot of dedication. But do you know what’s worse? When no amount of products are making any difference in taking your skin game a notch higher. Wanna know why this happens? Well, it could be due to a number of factors such as not using the right products for your skin type or over-using certain skincare products.

Well, to help you understand your skin better, here are all the signs you need to switch your skincare regimen ASAP!

 

Sign #01: Uneven skin tone

Sign #01: Uneven skin tone

Over-exposure to the sun, pollution, grime, dirt and other bacteria can result in a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. This, in turn, can make the texture of your skin uneven and rough. It’s a sign you’re not exfoliating!

Exfoliation helps slough off dead skin cells and reveals a healthier, youthful glow. The best way to treat uneven skin texture is to start exfoliating thrice a week or use alpha-hydroxy toners. We suggest you get your hands on the St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub or the Dermalogica Active Moist to improve your skin texture.

 

Sign #02: Clogged pores

Sign #02: Clogged pores

If you notice that your pores have become visibly large and your blackheads and whiteheads are oh-so prominent, then it’s time to ditch your regular cleansers for deep-cleansing products.

While your regular, gentle cleansers clean the surface of the skin, deep-cleansing products penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin, reducing the appearance of large pores and helping you get rid of skin concerns such as blackheads and whiteheads.

 

Sign #03: Your skin is too oily

Sign #03: Your skin is too oily

There are many factors that cause your skin to look excessively oily. Apart from hormonal imbalance, PMS and puberty, an aggressive or incorrect skincare regimen can also make your skin look oily AF. You’ll be surprised to know that dehydration is also a sign of oily skin. When your skin is dehydrated, it produces more oil in order to compensate for the lost moisture. Therefore, it is important to use a lightweight moisturise which is either gel or water-based. Moisturisers that contain hyaluronic acid can help hydrate your skin at a deeper level and intensely nourish without feeling oily or icky.

 

Sign #04: You have rashes

Sign #04: You have rashes

Do you notice that after applying certain skincare products, your skin turns red or causes rashes? If yes, then it’s a sure-shot sign you need to toss some products. Products that are scented or formulated with chemicals can actually feel harsh on your skin. Therefore, it’s best you use products from the Simple Skincare range or the Love Beauty and Planet range as these are free from baddies, cruelty-free and vegan.