Trying a new product on your skin? You use it for 2 days and decide that it is not working. You were expecting beautiful results overnight. Lets be realistic, that does not happen. We all want that jar of cream that gives us beautiful, flawless, porcelain skin, or the perfect canvas to show our beauty.. What about those purple spots on the face from picking at our pimples. If you pick at your face, it will not be healed unless you do something positive to help your skin.
The most important thing to remember, is that it took your skin some time to get in this shape. It is going to take time to make it right again. Purple spots do not just disappear. They have to slowly fade. The same with blemishes. They are under the skin. You have to kill the bacteria and heal what is causing your skin breakout.
Anti Aging is another story. We all spent time out in the sun without our sunscreen. Maybe we smoke, or are under stress. All of these will add to the aging process. You still go to bed with make up on the face, just as you always have. You are too tired to clean and nourish the skin before you retire. This has to stop.
Remember everything that you have ever done to your skin in your youth, starts showing up as you get older. I find the early 40’s your skin goes through some major changes. You must be ready to nurture your skin before you arrive at that age. If you are 40 and older, don’t worry, it is never too late to start.
Working with people online for 14 years, I know how quickly people want results. I support my customers while they are going through the process of changing their skin. If they tell me they do not like a product, I make sure they are using it properly. Most of the time they are not. If a customer is having some type of issue with their skin, we work on it together until we achieve the results we want.
Yes, sometimes a products does not work for you. You must give it a chance to see if it is right for your skin, and then you can change. If you have breakouts, you have to understand that the skin must be healed below the surface of the skin. Your skin might purge or bring up the “bad stuff” under the skin to make you break out. Once the skin purges, then you have the opportunity to heal it with the right products.
Once you are ready for healing, it is best to go slowly. Try one product at a time. If you are trying a new skin care line, you cannot add 5 new products in one day and expect a miracle. Introduce each product slowly, and see the results it is having on your skin. That way, if there is a problem, you know what is causing it.
Many times it is necessary to back off a few days and then start again. Your skin might be sensitive at first until it has acclimated to the new products. Try your new product for a few days. If you see a reaction, stop until your skin calms down. Then go back slowly once a day until you see the results you are looking for.
Our skin needs to be treated gently. There are so many wonderful products to help us through whatever issue we might have. It is a wonderful time for skin care. There is an answer for every problem. We just have to find the right answer…… patiently.
Written by JoElla Milan November 2008