Know your skin type
It is necessary to know your skin type before buying skin care products. Many products are specifically designed for a certain skin type. Using a product on the wrong type of skin can lead to a list of problems or an aggravation of pre-existing problems. Those with dry skin should stick to moisturizing products, and those with oily skin may benefit from products with sebum-regulating properties.
Know the ingredients
Supermarkets and online stores are flooded with products to the brim containing harmful chemicals and additives. These chemicals are easily absorbed by the skin and lead to several problems such as dry skin, rashes and even skin cancer. There is no shame in playing it safe by resorting to all-natural, chemical-free products that are widely available today.
Know what suits your skin
Using natural products that pose no real threat to your skin is a smart first step, but even these products can sometimes be counterproductive when used inappropriately. Many people are allergic to certain ingredients that can be used in all-natural organic products. It is therefore essential that you look for products that work within the limits of your skin.
Do a patch test
In this hectic life we live, we sometimes neglect simple safety measures, even to the detriment of our health and well-being. It is necessary to remember that a simple patch test can save you time, money and effort. Regardless of a product’s safety and harmlessness in the market, a patch test can be the best decision you can make in choosing the right skin care products.
With contributions from Namrata Reddy Sirupa Co-founder, Satliva.