In the blogosphere, many are trying, testing and reviewing a plethora of brands and products to bring you the best of all worlds. The downside of that is very few actually test a product for themselves before buying. Find out your hidden influences that nag you to make the wrong decisions. Here are some culprits to a poor skin condition and what you must do to change it.
Product with good reviews will work for me: The bloggers who promote a skincare brand online will most likely than now have a completely different skin-type than you. Of course, there are always a few commonalities, for example your skin type can be ‘oily’, ‘normal’, or ‘dry’. However, you might have more sensitive skin, or a dry patches as well. Its good to take advice but, whenever you go out there in the market, always try a tester first and walk in the mall trying to notice how your skin is reacting to the product. This stands true for foundations, face creams, serums, etc. While purchasing cleansers or make up removing products, opt for the smallest size, this way you can try the product and re-purchase it if you like it or avoid living with an unwanted product for months.
Buying foundations online: Foundation is one such product that when it goes wrong, there is no saving it. When it comes to finding the right texture, colour or type for your skin, it’s better to opt for the tangibility of a store. Even if you have bought a foundation before and are re-purchasing, there are multiple things to be weary of. For example, you might be tanner or paler than the last time you wore the foundation, your skin adapts to weather, temperature, and environment. There is no way an online store can tell you if the foundation is worth it. So step in a mall, try the foundation (Do not buy immediately!), step out and let it oxidise on your skin and step in natural light. If it feels and looks okay after an hour or two, grab it.
Ignoring your neck, chest and body: Most women believe, the parts of their body that shows are the only places you must exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise. This is one of the biggest myths. Pigmentation, discolouration or dryness occurs because of an ignored skincare regime on parts of you body. Next time you shop, ensure you pamper yourself with a lush body butter. Use your face cream on your neck and chest as well. Never ignore sunblock for your body, especially in summer, as you are most likely to wear shorter length outfits because of the heat.