Precautions You Should Take When Using Any Kind of Skincare Product

Woman trying out a new skin care product on her face

When using any new type of skincare product, you should always take special care to protect your skin’s health and appearance. Taking these precautions can protect you from uncomfortable rashes, burns, or other harmful reactions. Seoul Mamas, a premier provider of U.S.-based private-label Korean skincare products, explains what precautions to take in today’s blog.

1. Consider your skin’s needs before buying a skincare product.

Randomly picking a skincare item off the shelf at the store is a recipe for disaster. If you don’t know what your skin needs or what’s in the skincare product you’re buying, you could end up with very poor results. Instead, ask yourself questions like, “Is my skin oily or dry?” “Do I have relatively even skin or dark spots?” “Am I worried about wrinkles or breakouts?” to better determine what type of product you need.

There are four typical skin types, so it is helpful to consider your type before choosing a new product. These include:

  • Normal Skin
  • Dry Skin
  • Oily Skin
  • Combination Skin

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2. Wash your hands.

If you use a facial product without washing your hands first, you could transfer dirt, oil, and bacteria to your face. This could contaminate your skin and contribute to pimples and breakouts, especially if you have sensitive skin. Always wash your hands thoroughly before applying any skincare product.

3. Read labels closely.

Unfortunately, there are many cosmetic and skincare ingredients that are known to be dangerous. Yet some manufacturers continue to use them because they are cheap and profitable. As a result, you should always read labels to understand what’s in the products you’re using. The list of potentially harmful ingredients is long and difficult to research because manufacturers often use many complex chemical trade names. So when in doubt, if you can’t pronounce it, don’t use it!

4. Seal containers tightly while they’re not in use.

Properly sealing your skincare products will ensure they’re protected from moisture so they stay fresh for longer periods of time. Leaving products unsealed while you’re not using them will reduce their lifespan and could result in mold growth.

5. Do a patch test.

It’s wise to do a patch test with any new skincare product you use. This will help you test for any possible allergic reactions or irritation before using it on a larger area of your body, such as your face, arms, or legs. Simply rub a small amount of the product onto your wrist or the inside of your elbow and wait 48 to 72 hours. You’ll know pretty quickly if you have a bad reaction. If you experience any itching, burning, redness, or swelling, you should stop using that product immediately.

Related Post: How to Patch Test a Cosmetic or Skincare Product

6. Try one new product at a time.

This step is very important because It’s impossible to determine whether a skincare product is causing a reaction if you’re using several new ones. Although it’s hard to be patient, it’s best to hold off and try one new product at a time for at least one week before trying something else.

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