Skin care routines aren’t meant to last forever. Significant factors like puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and general aging all affect hormones that can cause a host of changes in our skin health. Further still, changes in our environment, diet, stress levels, and lifestyles can each play a significant role in skin health, but we can’t forget the impact of genetics, too!
Top Signs You Need a New Skin Care Routine:
1. New Acne Breakouts or Blackheads: If your current acne treatment is too harsh for your skin, consider switching to a product with a lower active concentration or opt for an alternative acne treatment therapy, such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) acne reduction treatments.
2. Increased Dryness or Flaking: As we age, skin’s natural hydration levels decline, impacted by hormones and cumulative damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
3. New Freckles: While you may be applying SPF on the daily, new freckles may be a sign that your sun protection routine needs an overhaul. With 80% of visible skin aging being caused by sun damage, If you’re applying makeup, opt for a mineral sunscreen that acts as a reflective shield and can be applied over makeup; chemical sunscreens need to be absorbed into the skin to work, meaning applying them over makeup can hinder their effectiveness. Finally, to reverse current hyperpigmentation, a customized photofacial treatment plan may do the trick to target dark spots for a more even-toned complexion.
4. Increased Sensitivity: A rapid, reactionary approach to skin care rarely leads to positive results. When you switch your skin care routine up too often, adding new products each time you notice a new concern, your skin struggles to find balance. As a result, skin sensitivity can be added to our long list of concerns as we try to counterbalance dryness, irritation, and acne breakouts all at once with an ever-expansive skin care routine. Rather than constantly changing products, consider opting for a treatment that can be added to a steady skin care routine to treat skin concerns without forcing skin to adapt to entirely new routines on a regular basis.
5.Increased Wrinkling and Decline in Skin Elasticity: Topical skin care can only offer so much support. As a result, over time, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity inevitably creep in as your skin’s natural elastin and collagen production levels decline. While a new serum may help to slow wrinkling and skin laxity, adding too many active ingredients to a skin care routine can cancel out all the benefits you may get. For those interested in a wrinkle reduction treatment plan, Venus treatments are a good place to start your research.