Skincare products are not a rare sight when you shop. But how do you choose good ones out of all the products that are out there? The trick to choosing a good product that will take care of your skin is not to just go with brands that are used by everyone.
Instead, you need to consider how compatible they are with your skin, the ingredients and how they might affect you and how to avoid allergies. Take a look at the following tips to see how you can choose the best products for your skin.
Know Your Skin Type
The first step to choosing a good product is to match it with your skin. Those who are prone to acne have sensitive skin you need products that has ingredients like aloevera that has soothing properties.
For oily skin, ingredients like glycolic acid or salicylic acid are good as they can control the excess sebum production. Dry skin would require ingredients such as shea butter or lactic acid that helps to keep the skin hydrated. For those of you who are new to skincare and are confused about your skin type, you can consult a dermatologist and get further advice.
Avoid Harmful Ingredients
There are ingredients that can harm your skin than save it. For example, added perfumes, sulphates, parabens, Formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers are the ingredients to stay away from. These can cause side effects such as allergies, irritation, stripping the skin of its natural oil and even cancers. So, make sure to read the ingredients and get products that are only good for you.
Ingredients You Will Need
Just letting go of products that have harmful ingredients is not enough. You need to get products that have the ingredients that can help your skin. Good ingredients are what help a product become hydrating, moisturising, UV protective and stimulate collagen.
The ingredients to look for are glycerine, ceramides and hyaluronic acid, vitamin C (L-Ascorbic acid), retinol and vitamin B3. While there are other ingredients that improve the skin, these are considered the backbone of skincare by dermatologists.
Read Your Label
Reading the label does not mean just checking for the ingredients. There are other things on the label that you need to look for. Like most products, skincare products have an expiry date. While most stores get of products that are expired, you still need to check how long you can use the product.
There is no point in investing on a product that would expire in four or five weeks. The other thing to read is the usage and storage details. How to use the product and how often you need to use it are two factors you need to know. Proper usage ensures good results while proper storage helps to preserve the product.
Look for certifications and other symbols that ensure the product is infact authorised for sale. While there are many Australian skincare brands not all of them are safe for the public to be used. Another important symbol is the cruelty free sign which indicates that the product is not tested on animals.
Once you have covered these factors, make sure to do a patch test just in case to ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. If the product passes the patch test, it is good to be used.