How long does it take for skincare products to show results?

How long does it take for skincare products to show results?

We've all been there, we buy a new serum and expect to wake up to see our fine lines have disappeared, but in reality, it takes some time for products to work. How long should you wait to assess whether a skincare product works?

How long does it take for skincare products to show results? 

 Some skincare products show results right after you've used them, think of a cleanser or a makeup wipe, it is in its nature to work instantly, but what happens with other types of skincare products?

How long does it take for skincare products to show results?

Serums

Serums are a type of light moisturizer designed to address different skin needs. For example, vitamin C is meant to even the skin tone and make your skin brighter and hyaluronic acid gives you a boost of hydration. While the time it takes to make a serum work might have a lot to do with its formula, the general rule is that it takes about a month or continued use to start assessing the results.

Moisturizer

Moisturizers should offerer instant relief for dry skin. 

Moisturizers should offerer instant relief for dry skin. If after you've applied it your skin still feels tight, you might want to use a little bit more of the product or change to a thinker formula.

Retinol

You won't wake up to an extra plump complexion after the first application of retinol, in fact, in the beginning, you might actually experience redness, dryness, or some flaking, it takes some time for your skin to adapt to this powerful skin active. It takes about 2 weeks for your skin to get used to retinoids and months to see significant changes, make sure you gradually introduce this holy grail of antiaging.

Acne products

Unfortunately, it takes months for skincare products used to treat acne to work, the best solution is to address the cause of acne directly. Some products might help to reduce redness and swelling, but you need to know what causes breakouts to be able to vis the issue. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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