Every time we go to the mall or department store we see a lot of store selling beauty products. In the internet we could scan for days for skin regimen, skin care maintenance and different trendy products for the skin. But how do we really choose what is good for our skin? (They are not cheap by the way 😉
I have several consultations in my career wherein most of my clients have tried more than 10 types of product for their skin. From the most expensive to the least expensive and still they haven’t achieved their skin goals. So what I normally did is to ask them “what is your skin goal?” Now when I ask them that, usually they’ll give me very general answer like “what I want is a glowing skin,” or “I want a smoother feel,” or “I want my lines to disappear,” and the most common of them all is “I wish my skin is more whiter.” Well I’m not saying this statement are wrong or impossible is just that achieving these type of skin requires commitment, trust, correct product and understanding your skin. I’ll get in to that later, but let us see first how do we make decision for our skin?
So how does one decide in the very broad array of beauty products? Well first we decide in terms of popularity, but the truth is sometimes being popular doesn’t necessary mean best product. It’s a common trap we consumer always fall in because of strong marketing and picture, we directly assume the product is applicable to us. Second referral, a friend use this product that was recommended to her by her doctor or friend and it works nicely for her. She told you about it and immediately you buy the same product, and alas nothing happened. Could it be that your skin condition is different from hers? And lastly it’s cheap and readily accessible. This are some of the common ways we decide. So how do we prevent from falling in those traps and ending up with a bathroom filled with so many unused cosmetics?
My advice is first get to know your skin. Our skin is unique. Your officemate skin is different from yours even if you share the same room, because you have different lifestyle, food intake and genetic background. Now ones you know your skin type work with a doctor or aesthetic professional and have a discussion on your goals, plan and budget. Because ones the plan was decided on a regimen will be provided and you have to commit on that like an exercise or a project at work. Having a wonderful skin is not a one night thing. It takes a lot of commitment and work on the owner of the skin and the professional working with him.
Avoid experimenting on your Skin! This should be a golden rule for you. Remember it is something that you will wear for the rest of your life. So keep it beautiful and love it always.