How long does it take for an active ingredient to take effect?

Do you suffer from cosmetic impatience? There is a clear tendency to suffer from what certain experts call impatience or cosmetic anxiety, which is the feeling that beauty products do not work, an error that can lead to having a different appreciation of the product because you do not have the margin necessary time to allow the active ingredients to act.
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It is important to determine that there are two types of main consumers of cosmetic products:
  • Those who follow a continuous and judicious routine.
  • Those who have a specific concern and are looking for immediate solutions.
The problem with second consumers is that they resort to the help of other cosmetics and do not give them room to achieve the effects they want.

How long should I wait to see the results?

Depending on the type of product used, it varies the time it takes to take effect and the effects it has on our skin. Some experts say that the normal time to wait is around four or five weeks to start seeing changes in an active ingredient, although everything varies depending on the type of skin and its need.
It is even recommended that if the skin is very damaged, dry or with spots It is better to allow approximately a month to pass , since this is the time in which epidermal renewal takes place and the most superficial layer of the skin is renewed.

There are active ingredients that can take longer to have an effect on the skin, but there are others that have an immediate effect, such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids, which from the beginning reveal skin with fewer imperfections, greater luminosity and better texture.

We recommend that you do not lose patience because a cosmetic may have the best active ingredients for your skin, But yes, you must keep in mind that if you are going to change products you should not do it frequently, because it is not advisable to apply many different products at the same time, in fact it can be counterproductive.

How do I know if a product makes me feel bad?

However, something to keep in mind is that a product may also not be what your skin needs. Now a very important question is How do you know that a cosmetic product or active ingredient is not really giving you the effect you need? First of all, the first thing you should keep in mind is to find out about the active ingredients of the product you want to purchase and that they suit your skin type.

5 warning signs when a product doesn't work

  1. If you notice intense burning when applying the product.
  2. If you experience excessive dryness and peeling of the skin (unless your dermatologist has warned you).
  3. A rash or blisters appear where the product was applied
  4. If your skin is oilier than normal.
  5. Itching occurs all over the body.
Get good advice and take care of yourself , for each type of skin there is an active ingredient that can help you improve its appearance and show off beautiful, soft and hydrated skin. Write to us if you need advice to know what products you need to improve your skin.

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Carolina Cardona Valencia, Social Communicator
For Satori Beauty