How long does it take to work? With any skincare product you use, it will generally take about a month to start seeing results. If you are like me, you want instant gratification. We all want to see results overnight, but you have to give it time to work. I always say it is just like working out. You aren’t going to get toned abs after doing one workout with a trainer. Now, give yourself four weeks with a dedicated workout routine, and you will see those changes; it’s the same with your skincare.
I know it’s always easier to apply makeup or concealer to give instant results to hide an imperfection, or even more popular nowadays, adding a filter. Don’t hide behind lots of makeup or behind a filter. Get the right products for your concerns and skin, start using them consistently, and watch your skin transform. At Beautiful by Storm, we want you to have the healthiest skin you can have and be confident in your skin.
Here is a breakdown of, on average, how long it takes for specific products to visibly show improvement. Anytime you want to correct something, that usually is on a cellular level, which will take longer to see the difference. On average, our skin cells turn over every 28 days; using quality products for 28 days will typically provide you with the best results.
You should be able to tell right away if your cleanser is working or not. Does it do its job to remove impurities? Your skin should feel soft and supple after cleansing, not left feeling tight and dry.
Moisturizers generally take a few minutes to see hydration. We love Azulene Treatment Cream for oily skin and Lipid Primrose for dryer aging skin. If you are very dry or healing post a cosmetic treatment, check out our Barrier Protection Balm for recovery, hydration, and the perfect night cream. Our Hexapeptide Revitalizing Serum with Hyaluronic Acid helps restore moisture and plump the skin and, you will see improvement in minutes. Adding moisture is the quickest way to improve its appearance.
Preventatives and Treatments
Antioxidants like Vitamin C products help protect the skin from UV daily aggressors and brighten dark spots; on average, it will take three weeks to start seeing results. We like to recommend the Ferulic+C Antioxidant Serum.
AHA in our AHA Radiant Serum exfoliates the skin, improves oily skin, removes impurities like blackheads, and you can start seeing results right away and as long as three weeks, depending on where your skin is when you start.
Retinol helps speed up cell turnover, smooth wrinkles, and fade pigment; you will see improvement in eight to twelve weeks with consistent use. We offer our retinol product in an encapsulated form to travel and target the skin cells where it is most beneficial. Check out the Oligopeptide Boosting Serum.
Acne products all depend on how bad your acne is when you start using a product. Typically, a month to see improvement. If you have just a few stubborn pimples, go for an overnight spot treatment and see them go away within a few days. Try the Targeted Spot Treatment.
If you see any sort of reaction after using a new product, discontinue use.
Trust the science behind the product and give it time to do its job before deciding to ditch it and move on to the next. Consistency is key for beautiful skin.