Have you ever noticed that over time your makeup or general beauty products stop working? It’s not sitting/feeling right, it’s slacking in coverage, doesn’t appear to deliver results anymore? Virtually, they seize to perform as they did in the beginning. Frustration sets in and this is exactly how we tend to spend more money on new products in hopes it will perform better and lives up to our standards. There’s a very simple answer as to why products stop working and the outcome might even surprise you, it’s not the product, it’s you.
The common misconception of product effectiveness halting stems from automatically being able to place the blame with the product, because what other reason could cause this conundrum? In fact all the while it’s the usage methods of the user that over time becomes the issue. In both the makeup and general beauty categories there are a few things to consider before finalizing that product results are either remaining stationary, or shows no signs of progressing forward at all. Sometimes it may even seem that the entire program is going in reverse.
Before you run out to the store and purchase an entire new regalia of whatever it may be that you are griping over, here are a few pointers as to why your trusted products stopped working;
Makeup – As fickle as a creature makeup can sometimes tend to be, it all leads to the factoid that makeup doesn’t necessarily stops working. If you’ve ever used a product way beyond its prime and expiration date, it will still deliver the results as it did upon first time use. Expired foundation or concealer will still over, separated liquids will still do its job. The only variable here is that expired product is really bad for your skin. The reasons underlying as to why makeup products stop working, can actually be found with yourself. Ask yourself these questions; Did you recently start a new application method? Did you start using a new brush or sponge? Did you become a little lackluster in your application methods? We tend to slack off when using singular products as time progresses. In the beginning, we’re all a little enthusiastic using something new, the longer we use something the more refined our skills become. It’s like the honeymoon period, you shave your legs at first because it’s all fresh, once the swoon phase is nearing its end, the less you fuss over things like that. The solution here is to get back into the program, go back to how you were applying before, the result may surprise you.
Another MAJOR factor that comes into play pertaining to why your makeup seizes to work can also be blamed on switching products. You wouldn’t really think that much of it, but common knowledge is that silicone based products don’t necessarily play nice with water based products. A perfect example being that you’re using a silicone based face primer with a water based foundation. This combination may lead to opposite results, i.e.; improper coverage, wears off faster during the day, patches may show up, etc. When purchasing new product always seek matching components;
Beauty – This can be considered a double-edged sword. Products in fact don’t quit on you, your skin does. After using the same cream/lotion for a prolonged amount of time, your skin essentially grows accustomed to the product, including the ingredients. This is even more so for Retinol based products. Let’s say you found the holy grail of anti-aging creams, it was doing its magic and one day it just took a turn, and stopped working. It wasn’t the product that stopped working, it’s your skin that has grown used to it. Compare it to being immune from the components.
In order to still benefit from your trusted companion in arms, the key lies in not having your skin grow accustomed to one single product. Instead, change it up! One month use your regular cream/lotion, when it runs out opt for something new, keep switching back and forth. This way old faithful will remain effective.