How Long Does it Take to See Skin-Changing Results?

Your Skincare Results.

Are you trying out a new skincare routine? Concerned because no visible changes happen to be occurring despite sticking to it for a week? This is a valid concern shared by many and with good reason.

If you find yourself in this situation, you will be relieved to learn this is perfectly alright!

How Long Does it Actually Take?

Dermatologists and skincare experts maintain that proper visible changes take at least a month to appear. This is when it takes the top layer of the skin, the epidermis, to make a good turnover. Within 30 days, you should find desired results such as a decrease in fine lines, pigmentation, and wrinkles. To be confident that the skincare products you use work, ensure you do not use several of them simultaneously and stick to 1-2 reliable products. Consult your dermatologist to confirm that you aren’t using products that interact in harmful ways.

To truly measure a product’s efficiency, use the product for a minimum of up to 3 months. By this time, the upper layer will have gone through 3 turnovers and give enough time for the product to create changes in the second layer of the skin, the dermis.

Should I trust products that promise quick “lifts”, or peel-off masks that “removes blackheads”? 

If you find skincare products that claim to provide instant changes overnight, be wary. The facial differences that they may bring about probably will be superficial, lasting for a brief period. Then, after a while, you may find yourself back at square one, re-applying the product repeatedly.

This is not to say that such products must be avoided entirely. Instead, it just means that any product that promises an instant boost should be the icing on the cake, not the base of your skincare routine.

Do not worry if you have started a new skincare routine and there are no results. Stick to 1-2 products for a month and ensure they are all safe to use. After four weeks, your face should have positive changes in terms of pigmentation, acne, fine lines, etc. After 12 weeks, which is three cycles of face turnovers, you should be able to confirm whether your new routine and products are efficient.

If you are apprehensive about new products that provide quick results, stay away or consult your dermatologist. However, if you choose to use them, do so sparingly and as the final touches of your routine.

In short, take that first step to gain a radiant face, free of blemishes such as blackheads, acne, fine line and wrinkles. Start today, and within a month, you will find yourself admiring your flawless reflection in the mirror every morning!

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Sara Monet

Sara is a pro-makeup artist who's been working with some of the biggest cosmetic brands. While makeup is Sara's passion, she also enjoys travelling the world to enrich her beauty career.