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5 Reasons Why Your Skincare Products Aren’t Working

5 Reasons Why Your Skincare Products Aren’t Working

Achieving flawless skin is a challenge for most women, but more of a challenge for women with sensitive skin. The search for effective skincare solutions can be time-consuming and discouraging, what with all the money you’ll waste on special skincare items and the videos you’ll watch that offer completely useless advice.

When you use skin care products regularly but still don’t see any difference in your skin, it might make you feel like you’re wasting your time. As a matter of fact, you notice your skin is far worse than it was before! There are a lot of concerns that need answering right now. Well, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why your skincare products are not working:

  • You Love Touching your Face

Why your expensive acne serum hasn’t worked is most likely due to face touching. Most of us engage in this unsightly practice occasionally. The fact is that we pick up germs from the countless unclean objects we touch every day. If you’re the kind to touch your face frequently yet never wash your hands, you’re essentially inviting bacteria from your hands onto your face. What I mean is, keep your hands off your face.

  • Little to No Patience

It may sound counterintuitive, but giving a product a little extra time to work might actually make it more efficient. We Nigerian women are notoriously impatient for anything other than instant gratification. Having flawless skin is a process that calls for persistence. Stop being so quick to judge the product.

  • Stick to one brand
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Stick with one brand if you often use skin care products. In other words, if you buy a Dr. Teals moisturizer, a Simple cleanser, The Perfect serum, and a face toner, you might not see any improvements in your skin’s appearance right away. If you’re looking to see better results, try using only products from one brand for your skin.

  • Too Many Products

You should not subject your skin to more than it can bear in terms of skincare routines. When we say excess, we’re referring to the practice of using more than ten items on your face in less than half an hour, which is obviously excessive.  Keep your skin care routine to no more than four steps: 

  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Serum
  • Cleanser


  • Using Fake Skincare Products

Because you want to help your skin rather than hurt it, you should avoid using the many inferior products that populate the skincare market. A reasonable question to consider is how to spot things that have been tampered with. 

Before pulling out your ATM, be sure the product you’re buying looks like the one pictured on the company’s website. If you answered yes, then go ahead and make the purchase. If, after using the same product for a while, you still don’t see the results you were hoping for, it is most likely fake.

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Bottom Line

If your skin care routine is not working as you might expect, these are some of the reasons as well as solutions that can help you get the results you are looking for. Getting the perfect skin outlook is hard work and with these tips, you can actually get the results you are looking for.

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