Your skin faces many forms of damage every day due to the sun, harsh weather, and even bad habits. Therefore, it’s important to have a proper skincare routine to regularly cleanse and moisturize your skin. However, after a while, you may begin to notice that your skin treatment process is no longer working.

Whether you’re looking for a new skincare routine or looking to start one, here are some common signs that you need a new skincare routine.

1. Your Skin is Breaking Out

While breakouts can happen for a number of reasons, your skincare routine shouldn’t be one of them. Take a look at your product labels to see if it states “non-comedogenic.” This essentially means that the product should not contain any ingredients that can clog your pores. In some cases, tea tree oil may help clear acne, but you should also visit a dermatologist for an expert opinion.

2. Your Skin is Too Dry

Due to cool outdoor temperatures and low humidity, your skin can become dehydrated during the winter. However, if your skin is drying out after moisturizing, this may be a sign that your products may need to be replaced. When your soaps and lotions contain the wrong ingredients, this can cause dryness. Try to avoid using products containing:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Alcohol
  • Retinoids
  • Benzoyl peroxide

3. Your Skincare Routine Doesn’t Bring Noticeable Results

A skincare routine should rid of your skin of old, dead cells on the skin’s surface and increase its radiance. You should consider a new routine if your skin is still looking dull after your treatment process. Exfoliating once or twice a week can make a difference and bring significant results. Additional treatment options include:

4. Stinging, Irritation or Burning on the Skin

These are all signs that something isn’t right. You may need to stop using a few of your products, especially those that are scented.  Not sure which lotion or soap is the culprit? A good idea is to stop using all of your products and re-introduce them one at a time. Once you locate the cause of the problem, you can discard it and find a replacement that works better on your skin.

5. You Have Excessively Oily Skin

Excess oil production is due to improper or over-use of exfoliants and cleansers. It’s best to avoid heavy or greasy moisturizers. Instead, try to stick to oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizers. Without proper moisturizers, your skin overcompensates with sebum production. Additionally, excess oil can lead to acne flare-ups and clogged pores. Therefore, it’s important that you are using products that are meant for your skin type and stick to a daily skincare regimen.

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