Why Changing Skincare Products So Often is Bad for You

Skincare is meant to improve your skin and give your face its best glow yet. This means it’s pretty normal that you switch from one product to another, because their formulations vary. Some of them might moisturize your skin, while others may exacerbate oil production. You’ll want to stick with the earlier, not the latter.

However, when you change your skincare products so often, you might be doing more harm than good. Here’s why:

Your skin always has to readjust to a new pH level

Even though they’re all rosewater toner products, one might have a slightly different pH than the other. This means every time you change products, you are introducing your skin to a different pH level. Rather than always switching your toner, choose one that goes with your skin type and stick with it. The good thing about toners is that they are generally safe and gentle on the skin, so there’s no need to be too meticulous in choosing one.

You may exacerbate your skin’s oil problems

If you have oily skin, you may be using a product that dries it up severely to combat the excessive oil production. Your skin will get used to this, and if it’s already a part of your routine, your other products may help control that oil production. Now, if you change this product to a different one, your skin might react to it differently, and your whole skincare system might not be able to compensate for the change and may result in very dry or very oily skin.

Your foundation changes may cause breakouts

Perhaps one of the most important parts of your makeup routine is your foundation. This covers your whole face for the whole day, and may even have to be reapplied at some point. This means most of your other makeup products have to work with this foundation, and if you have to change your foundation often, you don’t know just how well the new formulation will work with them. Your eyeliner could last longer or melt easily. Your eyeshadow may not appear as vibrant as it did before. Your lipstick may feather easier.

More importantly, your skin may not be compatible with every new product you use. You can easily see this if you keep breaking out after a day of wearing your new foundation. If you don’t change it to something better, you may experience skin irritation and other serious problems.

Bonus: When is it right to change products?

The fear of breaking out or getting a more oily skin should not stop you from finding the perfect products. It’s trial-and-error, but there are some sure markers that help you find the product that fits you. For instance, if your foundation does not match your skin tone, it’s always a good idea to switch or at least find a way to improve the match.

With so many products out there, it’s tempting to buy every new one that comes along. However, if you’ve already found a makeup formulation that works for your skin, sometimes it’s safer to stick to it.

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