How long should you expect your skincare product to show results?
Have you tried a lot of products to fix your skin problem but nothing seems to work? Well, maybe you are not giving it a chance to prove itself.
In this modern-day, we always expect things to happen quickly to keep with our lifestyle. But as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. Healing and treating our skin takes time and it will never help to use products that promise an immediate result. Most of the time it’s not true or will make your skin problem even worse.
But how long can you tell that a product is working or just wasting your money? Worry no more beauties, here is a quick guide on what to expect for a specific product.
Immediate - A good cleanser will show the result in just the first try. If you have oily skin, you should choose something that will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean like the Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam. If you have dry skin, better choose a cleanser in a gel form like the Somebymi Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Low Ph Gel Cleanser or if you have acne-prone skin get the Somebymi 30 Days Miracle Acne Clear Foam Cleanser or the Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser.
1-2 Weeks - Toner is in a very liquidy form almost like water. Although it is easily absorbed to the skin, it takes a bit of time to see visible results. For acne prone skin Somebymi AHA BHA PHA 30Days Miracle Toner or if acne prone and sensitive too the new launch Somebymi Red Teatree Cicasoside Final Solution Toner will work wonders. For brightening, blemishes and pigmentation, try the Somebymi Yuja Niacin Brightening Toner. For dry skin, a toner with hyaluronic such as Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner and AHC Hyaluronic Toner
5-14 Days - But first what are exfoliators? Exfoliators are a type of skin care product that is meant to remove dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin. Common skin exfoliators are face scrub, AHA BHA, Salycilic, Lactic acid, Glycolic or chemical peeling solutions. Exfoliators are not for daily use and only advisable to be used once a week, some mild exfoliators can be used 2-3 times a week but if you are a first time user better do it once and observe first. If you have sensitive skin it is better for you to stay away from this type of product as it will be too harsh for your skin. If not sensitive but a bit scared, it is better to go with gentle exfoliators like the Somebymi Cereal Pore Foam Scrub for removing dead skin cells and excess oils and sebum. If you have persistent white or blackheads the best option will be Somebymi Bye Bye Blackheads Bubble Cleanser.
4-6 Weeks - Like any other skincare it’s not a miracle that in just one try it will magically make your skin trouble disappear. Always remember it takes a minimum of 2 weeks to have your skin fully adjusted to the products that you've been using. So it's perfectly normal to see visible results within the 4-6 weeks time frame. Usually the regular product size you bought should show a result once you finish it within a month or so.
Pigmentation, Blemishes and Dark spots reducing
6-12 weeks - This skin problem is in the first layer of our skin and products take time to fully penetrate. This type of skin problem affects the melanin in our skin that causes the darkening or uneven skin tone. You should use products that is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin c which can be found in skincare like Neogen Dermalogy Real Vit C Serum, Somebymi Yuja Niacin Blemish Care Serum, A'pieu Kalamasi Cream and Tiam Vitamin A+ Cream.
OTC Acne Products
4-12 weeks - Over the counter acne products will take at least a month or so to see the acne starting to heal. Most acne care products contain AHA BHA, tea tree, madecassoside, cicasoside and salicylic acid. Those types of ingredients can be harsh to the skin so you better not use all those types of ingredients in one skincare. Choose a product that consists of just one or two of those ingredients. Getting a complete skincare set can save your worry of which correct products to use such as Somebymi AHA BHA PHA Miracle Full Routine Set or the Centellian24 Madeca Trio Set.