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6 Signs That Mean Your Skincare Routine Isn’t Working For You

Building a step-by-step skincare routine takes a ton of time, energy and effort. So, it's only natural that once you’ve found something that works for you, you want to stick to it. But, to burst the bubble, even the best skincare routine isn’t supposed to last forever. From general ageing, hormonal changes, stress levels, lifestyle choices, dietary plans, weather conditions, environmental factors and a lot more factors affect the skin’s health. In light of this, it is essential to move around your routine according to what your skin currently needs, rather than what usually works. Below are a few signs that your skincare routine is not catering to your present skin situation, and needs an instant reset.

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6 Clear Signs Your Skincare Routine Needs A Reset

6 Clear Signs Your Skincare Routine Needs A Reset

1. Increased Dryness

If your skin has started to feel dry, despite you using your usual moisturiser, then it's time to shake things up. This is a clear signal that your current skincare routine is not delivering the required amount of hydration that your skin is craving.

Fix: You should incorporate super-hydrators in your routine. Ingredients like Ceramide Boosters and Cica intensely moisturise and replenish your skin from within. Simple Active Skin Barrier Care Restorative Rich Cream is brimming with the goodness of these ingredients that promise to deliver happy and healthy skin by meeting your skin’s hydration needs.

2. New Acne Lesions

If you’ve got acne popping up suddenly, it's an indication that the products that were once beneficial, are now drying out your skin. It can also mean that your sebaceous glands are working overtime and this combination of dry skin and excess sebum is breaking you out.

Fix: Give your skin a detox with our Spot Patch for Pimples and Acne 24 Patches. It is infused with calming and sebum-absorbing ingredients that soothe bumps, minimize their appearance and reduce inflammation. 

3. Dullness

When your skin starts looking lackluster, it means there’s dead skin build up, lack of exfoliation or insufficient nourishment and your routine needs a brightening boost.

Fix: Use an exfoliating cleanser 1-2 times a week to gently slough off the layer of dead skin cells and dirt. Our Simple Active Skin Barrier Care Smoothing Gel Cleanser is enriched with Lactic Acid that resurfaces skin, along with Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and 7% Ceramide Boosters that lock in moisture. Along with this, you should also include a brightening Vitamin C serum to supercharge your skin with a youthful glow. Our 10% Vitamin C+E+F Booster Serum brightens dull complexion, evens out skin tone, fades dark spots and visibly brightens your skin.

4. Increased Sensitivity

Stinging, burning, skin irritation or peeling are all signs that your skin’s sensitivity has increased and your skin barrier is under attack. It could be because of using multiple exfoliating agents or layering potent actives together.

Fix: Simplify your skincare routine and incorporate soothing skincare products. Simple Active Skin Barrier Care Soothing Water Crème contains 6% Ceramide Boosters and Aloe that restore the skin barrier and offer visibly supple skin from the 1st use itself. The lightweight consistency melts into skin and relieves redness, itchiness, skin irritation and heightening sensitivity.

5. You’re Seeing No Changes

If you've been diligently following your routine but still not seeing the desired results or an improvement in your skin concerns, then it only means that your current regimen needs a revamp. 

Fix: Identify your skincare goals and assess whether your current products and ingredients align with those objectives. If not, consider incorporating products with ingredients known for addressing your specific concerns. For example, your acne-prone or oily skin will love Niacinamide, dry or sensitive skin will need the goodness of Hyaluronic Acid, dull skin will love the brightening benefits of Vitamin C and so on.

6. Your Routine Is The Same Throughout The Year

Your skin's needs change with the changing seasons. So, using the same skincare routine year-round can starve your skin the tailored care it deserves.

Fix: During colder months, focus on hydrating products to combat dryness, while in warmer months, shift to lightweight, non-comedogenic options to prevent excess oiliness and shine. Adjusting your routine based on the weather can help keep your skin balanced and healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 Why does my face look dull all of a sudden?

A. It could be due to the accumulation of dead skin cells, dirt and pollution particles that are stealing away your skin’s brightness. Dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can also make your skin look dull.

Q:2 How can I get my skin back to normal?

A. Begin by addressing your skin concerns and accordingly pick ingredients and products that cater to it. It’s best to follow a simple yet effective routine and stay consistent with it until you get the desired results.

Rhea Shah
Written by Rhea Shah on Mar 12, 2024
Rhea has banked on her passion for writing and beauty to be where she is today. When she isn't looking up fancy synonyms for simple words aka working, she is either traveling, making travel plans, or exploring a new restaurant.
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