The Do’s and Dont’s of a New Skincare Product Regimen
Change is hard. Whether it’s a new job, a new diet, a new relationship — or a new skincare product regimen.
And the key to mastering that change is patience, says Aaron Brielmaier, lead clinical aesthetician at AESTHETICS 360°. “Your skin needs time to adjust to new products, and any new product will also need time to create visible change in your skin,” says Aaron.
Luckily, by giving it a little time and focusing on consistency, your skin will have a chance to not only accept new products — but flourish with their use.
Here are a few do’s and don’ts from Aaron to consider as you introduce a new product to your skin:
Don’t Be Afraid of a Slight Reaction: Any time you introduce a new product into your skincare regimen, your skin is likely to have something to say about it. The trick is to recognize normal skin reactions vs. potential allergic reactions. Aaron says things like very light peeling, light drying or a bit of redness from using a topical retinoid, for example, can be totally normal. However, an allergic reaction will usually cause more noticeable irritation.
Of course, your A360 aesthetician will go over any potential side effects from your skincare products with you during your consultation. If you notice anything that concerns you at any time, stop using the product immediately and call AESTHETICS 360°.
Do Follow Your Aesthetician’s Advice: Your A360 aesthetician will advise you on how to introduce your new products into your skincare regimen, including the frequency and amount of product to use. They’ll also carefully monitor any skin treatments you may be receiving, like microneedling, chemical peels or BBL. Follow their advice to the letter to help your skin adjust to its new regimen — and set it up for success.
Don’t Rush It: While we all would love to see our skin change overnight, that will not be the case. In fact, Aaron says most people, especially those starting new products to treat inflammatory issues like acne, rosacea or hyperpigmentation, probably won’t see a visible change to their skin for 60 to 90 days.
Do Be Consistent: Remember, the 60- to 90-day timetable is dependent on consistent product use, as directed by your A360 aesthetician. Why so long? Products need time to work with your skin chemistry and to treat the needs of your skin, which needs to go through a full skin cycle before you will begin to see lasting, positive change.
Do Call Us With Questions: Starting a new skincare regimen or product might take some getting used to. Luckily, you have skincare experts at your fingertips. Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions about your skin or your new products. We’re here to help, and are invested in the success of your skin!