To answer my own question, does alternating your skincare really help your skin, the answer is Yes it does! So read on to see why I say yes..
Have you ever started using a skincare product and noticed after a few months it just seems to have stopped working? Doesn’t do what it was doing for your skin? So you change to a different skincare item or items, and after a few months the same thing happens? Not even talking about high price ones either, this happens with all priced skincare products.
Now as someone who tests a lot of different skincare items I am lucky enough to be able to try all kinds from high-priced to drugstore brands. Even I have run into this problem, I will fall in love with an item and use it for a few months and start finding that it just not doing all that it once did before. Well as someone who works with Reviva Labs (I have done product reviews as well as offer their products on my website) I asked about this very problem..
And it seems that my email got crossed in the cyberspace because I got that day a email from Mr. Stassler about the very same subject! He had answered my question without answering my email.. funny but true!
This is what he said about it:
“I’ve recently come across a story of a “revolutionary” new skin-care line from renowned experts whose focus is basically what we’ve been preaching for years – “change the diet of the face often.” Of course, they promote a different formula each day of the week. But their premise – after years of research is similar to ours. Their link is http://www.happi.com/issues/2013-04/view_features/the-wonder-of-it-all.
As you know, for years we’ve been saying that the skin should not only alternate products to suit the environment but that it’s important to alternate, to vary, day and night creams.
We’ve stated that our skin salon experience has shown that skin responds best to a variety of stimuli. Skin can become lethargic in response to the same cream; particularly as skin ages. Varying day and night creams create better assimilation and response.
As mentioned, even though their approach – with a different product every day – is not one we favor, their premise is the same as the message Reviva Labs has printed over many years .. CHANGE THE DIET OF THE FACE OFTEN.”
Think of it this way, if you are on a diet, what happens if you eat the same foods day after day after day? One you get bored, and two the weight stops coming off right? Well if change up the your diet (the foods you are eating) but stick to your diet plan overall, the weight comes off right?
Same idea with changing up your skincare products.
Here is something I totally agree with that Reviva Labs said that is so true:
The product that claims “to do it all”, generally features a wide variety of anti-aging ingredients including antioxidant, anti-wrinkle, hydrating, firming and more. The fact is if there are high potencies of several active ingredients in one formula, they fight and compete with each other for absorption. It’s like 10 people trying to get through a narrow doorway at the same time (imagine the doorway as skin’s pores which lead to the lower levels of the epidermis). Our experience has demonstrated that there should be one dominant active ingredient for the product’s major purpose … one ingredient with a higher percentage than the others. The supporting active ingredients should be in proportionate lower percentages.
I tend not to use a product is a all in one, only because I have personally found that using different products for difference areas of my face helps my skin overall look younger. If you see my face you will see that I do not look my age.
I have never been one that uses just day creams, I tend to use both night creams and day creams. In fact my day creams are SPF30 or higher if at all possible. ( I am a big believer in sunscreen) but I change up the brands I use, and the types too. You do not have to spend a ton of money on effective skincare products, but you do need to change them up. If you don’t well ever heard of your hair getting used to your shampoo and conditioner? If you hair can get used to a product why not your skin as well?
Next time you start thinking about your skincare products and what you use everyday and start wondering if they are doing their job or not? That is the time to change it. You do not need to add costly products, just something new even if its from the same brand. Feed your skin, lots of water, and new skincare every couple of months or so. There is a difference between night creams and day creams.. in case you were not aware. Your night cream will help your skin renew itself while you sleep, day creams with SFP will protect your skin during the day.
Taking care of your skin will help it stay younger longer, and that is all what we want these days..
I would like to thank Reviva Labs for helping me with my blog post. Its so very important that you feed your skin, like you feed your body. Change up your skincare, and it will help.
What you think? Agree or disagree?
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