Think you’ve stumbled upon your Holy Grail moisturizer only for it to stop working all of a sudden? There could be different reasons for that.
The good news is that once you know the reason, you can do something about it.
And that’s what today’s post aims to provide: the different possible reasons why your mosturizer isn’t working for you.
The reason could be a simple as you slathering your moisturizer on instead of tapping it gently onto your skin. Incorrect application will always ruin a good skincare routine if you don’t follow instructions carefully.
You could also be using both a serum and moisturizer, which isn’t a bad thing if it really helps your skin become healthier.
However, a serum should be applied before the moisturizer to allow the ingredients to get into your skin before the latter locks it in. So if you’ve been putting on your moisturizer before your serum, that might be a good reason why it isn’t working as you expect it to.
Not enough exfoliation
A moisturizer can do wonders to make your skin smooth, glowing, and plump. But if you don’t exfoliate regularly, you’re basically just putting gunk on a surface that’s clogged, rough, or greasy.
When you get professional facials, your aesthetician will typically preform an exfoliating routine before to unclog your pores and get rid of whiteheads or blackheads. This will allow all the other facial treatments to do their work optimally on your skin.
So if you want your moisturizer to work as it should, consider getting microdermabrasion treatment once in a while. But you can always do a gentle DIY exfoliation routine using all-natrual ingredients at home, too.
No set skincare routine
Moisturizers aren’t a quick fix-it or remedy if you’re having a bad skin day. It has to be part of an established skincare routine and is actually considered one of the basics of good skin care.
Everything starts with cleansing on a daily basis, especially before going to bed. Exfoliation could also be done weekly, with frequency depending on your skin type and how much your skin needs it.
Moisturizers should come after using the proper skin toner on your face, and it should be done every single day (and night). It’s not like a face mask that you put on occasionally as a sort of indulgent self-care.
Not using the right formula for your skin type
Not all moisturizers are built the same. The best one would be something that your dermatologist will prescribe based on your skin type and if your complexion has unique needs.
So don’t be tempted by flashy advertising or sleek packaging and get to the heart of the moisturizer, which is its ingredients. You might find that some things in it might not be beneficial for your skin or could actually cause iritations or allergies.
You can consult a skin specialist to know your skin type if you aren’t sure, and they can advise you on the best products to get that really work for you.