Buying Skin Care Products Properly

It’s easy to fall into the marketing traps set by skincare companies about their products that you often forget if it’s even the right product for you. The truth is, a product being touted as the “#1 acne treatment cream” might not be the right one for you. Why? Because your skin might react differently to its ingredients, or the type of acne you have could be different from the ones that are usually treated.
Here are some tips on how to buy your skincare products properly:
1. Ask your dermatologist – When you go to a retail store for skincare products, their primary goal is to sell to you. A dermatologist’s role is to help you get the right product for the results you want. Your dermatologist will know more about your skin and can refer the products that can certainly help you achieve your goal. He or she will know how certain ingredients and substances can react to your skin if you have oiliness, or if your skin is more sensitive or even more dry. Dermatologist offices also carry samples that you can try out before buying the full product.
2. Be Wary of Counterfeit Products – This means you should be buying your products from reputable stores and websites. If you buy a skincare product that may be fake, it might contain cheaper, less effective ingredients – and potentially dangerous substances that can end up damaging your skin. These fake products may be offered a lower price but the old adage “if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is”. The best places to buy skincare products is from legitimate brand retailers and from your dermatologist’s office.
3. Pay Attention to Ingredients – Make sure you know what you’re putting on your skin. Parabens and other preservatives can cause harm to your skin, and some comedogenic products end up clogging your pores and cause blackheads. Read a product’s ingredient list before taking it off the shelf. If you’re unsure, ask your dermatologist.
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