Do over the counter skin cares work?
In the last few years you can no longer just buy a face cream. We now have an array of new ground breaking creams that will do wonders for your skin. Some will stop spots and others are able to take away pigmentation and others will make you look younger.
Skincare has evolved the list of active ingredient is endless. The marketing is flawless and the price tag can be eye watering .
The questions we should ask is do these creams actually work? I want to help you make an informed decision when you next purchase your cream.
Questions to think about :
What is the level of active ingredient, if it is on the last line on the ingredient list you know there is minimal amount in it?
How do the active ingredient absorb into the skin?
What else is in the cream, this one is the tricky one ,unless we all go and do a crash course in cosmetic chemistry it is near to impossible to know the source or the quality of the ingredients.
The most important thing to think about is “Is cream going to be what my skin wants?” we are now self prescribing to often and that can be damaging for the skin.
Bottoms line buying a Skincare today is a minefield. Even with our depth of knowledge we would struggle to know what we are really truly buying.
So next time you are at a store or chemist and you are thinking of buying an over the counter product please do not be fooled into thinking these product are going to
- Stop your spots
- Remove your pigment
- Or make you look ten years
- If all these products worked so well how come we still get spots, we still age, and we still see people with pigmentation?
My advice is ,if your skin is not an issue for you but you like to look after it, then buy a cream you can afford have low expectations and it will be worth it.
If you have a skin issue or skin problems then you should go and see a skin specialist that sells professional skin care and they will work with you to help you understand your skin and find the correct way to treat it. When it comes to skin there are no quick fixes and it is not a one size fits all.