Written by Jamika, the founder of ROSEN
The weather is getting warmer which has us thinking: have you started making changes in your beauty routine? Some folks like a tried and true, steady routine, while some of y'all are so excited to try the newest product you might even be making switches before you run out of your old favorite! Rest-assured, changes in the weather usually means most people are making some type of change.
HOW TO MAKE CHANGES IN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE
There are a lot of things to look out for before you just go switching your routine, so make sure to take a look at these steps before you make a big switch.
1) TAKE IT EASY
Don't overwhelm your skin. Trying too many new products at once might not only cause irritation that wouldn't have occurred if you introduced the products independently, but it also makes it harder to know which product wasn't working for your skin if you start them all at once.
2) PATCH TEST
Super sensitive? It's always best to try out a small amount of a product on a small part of your face or neck to see how your skin reacts to it. Then, slowly begin incorporating it every other day to every day after you're confident that you're good to go.
Now, some ingredients like acids, retinoids, exfoliants, benzoyl peroxide or vitamin c can cause purging. These are all products that increase the cell turnover of your skin, so if you notice areas of your face that you usually breakout at are more sensitive or breaking out, this is probably purging. Not to be confused with just plain old breakouts that happen on an entirely new part of your face. With that being said, purging usually lasts anywhere from 3-6 weeks at the most and can just be a part of the routine of new products getting the gunk out of your face.