When to Change Your Skincare Routine: An Expert's Guide

If you're looking to switch up your skincare routine, it's best to do it gradually. According to experts, it's recommended to change your products every season, introducing one new product at a time. This way, you can determine if the product works for you or not and give your skin a chance to get used to it before introducing something new. If you've found a skincare routine that works for you, stick to it and only update it when something changes in your skin.

When introducing a new product, space each one by two weeks so you can check for any negative reactions or see real results. It's also important to note that if a product causes irritation, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's doing something good for you. Therefore, it's best to consult a dermatologist for guidance. When changing your skincare routine, Zamani recommends changing only one product at a time and evaluating skin changes for at least four to six weeks for the most benefits.

If you don't change your skin care routine to increase the level of hydration it receives, you'll have dry skin for the rest of your life. For products that aren't expired and don't make you (or your skin) as happy as before, find a new home, either with a friend with different skincare goals than yours, through a site that allows you to donate beauty products (such as Give & Makeup, Project Beauty Share or local women's shelters), or give them away through a Buy Nothing group in your neighborhood.