It’s no secret that my skincare routine revolves around consistency. I use the same regimen daily, depending on my skin. Just like working out, you can not expect to lose weight after working out once, consistency is vital. You have to commit to a routine and stick with it to achieve results.
I hear people tell me that they tried a new skincare product, and they didn’t see any difference. I always ask two things. First being how long they used the product, and second, what were they expecting to see from using the product. You can’t apply Retinol for two days and hope for your fine lines or acne scarring to be diminished. Use Retinol for 8-12 weeks, and you’ll start seeing those results.
The product's main ingredient will determine how long it will be before you start to seeresults. You also have to make sure you’re using the right product for what your concern is. You will need patience when trying to correct problems with your skin. Depending on how severe the problem is, it could take more time.
In this blog, I will break down the length of time that it takes to achieve results with some top-rated skincare ingredients and the products containing them.
First is the holy grail of anti-aging, Retinol.
Retinol slows down aging and stimulates collagen. Not only great for anti-aging, but Retinol also promotes cellular turnover, which helps to fade and reduce acne marks and scars. You will need to be consistent in use, and you’ll start to see dramatic improvement beginning in 8 weeks.
The second is Vitamin C. Vitamin C can significantly improve the tone and theluminosity of your skin. As an antioxidant, it protects your skin against environmental stressors and further sun damage while evening out skin tone and fading hyperpigmentation. You can expect to see results starting at about four weeks and increasing from there.
Last but not least is Hyaluronic Acid. This potent hydrator cannot be left out of your routine. Immediately plump and hydrate your skin with a HA serum. With HA, you will immediately see your fine lines appear plumper, and they will get even better with continued use for elasticity and firmness.
A good thing to remember is that our skin naturally has a complete skin cell turnover every four weeks. You have to give at least that amount of time to know if your new product works for you. With a quality product and enough time to allow it to do its job, you will see visible improvement.