5 things to remember when buying skin care products; skin type, ingredients in cosmetics and more

A product’s ingredient list will tell you if the product is actually capable of solving the problems it claims. Additionally, for products such as sunscreens and serums, checking the ingredient list becomes all the more important.

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New Delhi: Every day, several skincare products are launched in the market and with this, consumers increasingly need to understand what is good for them and what is not. Every product is not designed for every skin type and keeping that in mind, one should buy their products.
Every skin care product is meant to address a certain skin concern and there is no single product that can be used universally by everyone. Therefore, one must understand their skin before purchasing the products. Moreover, they should also read the ingredient list and understand what the product is actually for. Here, take a look at some of the things you need to keep in mind before investing in skincare products.
  1. Keep an eye on the ingredient list: A product’s ingredient list will tell you if the product is actually capable of solving the problems it claims. Additionally, for products such as sunscreens and serums, checking the ingredient list becomes all the more important.
  2. Check your skin type from time to time: For some people, their skin type changes depending on their hormone levels, weather, pollution, and several other factors. Therefore, try to buy products designed for your skin at this time.
  3. Avoid certain ingredients: Certain ingredients should be avoided in skin care products. Parabens, sulfates, fragrances, and ingredients like these can irritate your skin and should be avoided at all costs.
  4. Understanding your skin type: Every skincare product is for a certain skin type and it’s important that you know what your skin type is. It can be oily or dry or mixed or normal. It all depends on how much oil your skin produces.
  5. Keep a check on product pH levels: Your skincare products should be neither too acidic nor too alkaline. Therefore, avoid products that are on two of the extreme ends. Also avoid using facial cleansers that are too alkaline.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

Donovan B. Sanford