Intelligent Skincare Lesson 3 : Why you may have irritated skin?


Intelligent Skincare: A Simple Guide to Basics

At times, our skin becomes irritated or sensitized because of using unsuitable ingredients/ products. In this third lesson on Intelligent Skincare, we focus on how to tell if a particular skincare is (not) working for you.

- by Priyanka Bhandari


Lesson 3: Move on from a Product that Isn’t Working for You

When it comes to skincare, not every product suits everyone. Even popular products may not work for you. Based on our experience of dealing with multitudes of cases, we have summarized the six most common signs that your current regime is not working for you -

1. Oily/Acne skin starts to feel dry and flaky - If while using "anti-acne products" or "for oily-skin" products, your skin starts to feel dry or flaky,it's a sign they're unsuitable. Anti-acne products are supposed to regulate your sebum (oil) production and not dry out your skin to the bone. There are products in the market that will help you effectively manage acne without carpet bombing your skin such as Aminu's Clarifying Concentrate.
2. Skin feels stretchy - Skincare should never make your skin feel dry or stretched. If your skin feels tight after using a cleanser or exfoliator, it’s likely too harsh. Time to find a gentler cleansing/exfoliating buddy.
3. Uneven skin texture and patchy makeup - Discoloration and patchy makeup can indicate your skincare regime isn't working. Dry, rough skin and uneven tone often result from a build-up of dead skin cells. Consider trying Aminu's Overnight Peel to help exfoliate and nourish your skin. 
4. Extra greasy skin - Excessive greasiness despite regular cleansing can be a sign of dehydrated or over-exfoliated skin. Some cleansers and exfoliators can strip your skin of moisture, prompting it to produce more oil to compensate.

5. Rashes - Rashes are a clear sign that your skin is reacting badly to one or more ingredients. Stop using the offending product and avoid those ingredients in the future.

6. Tiny red or white bumps - Small red or white bumps appearing after starting a new product is a red flag. Discontinue use immediately.


          Is A Warming or Tingling Sensation Normal?

          A warming or tingling sensation from high active ingredients is often normal and shows increased blood circulation. This should settle within minutes. However, if your skin feels like it's on fire and the redness persists for over 30 minutes, rinse your face, apply a soothing cream, and stop using the product.

          Remember, skincare is personal. What works for one person may not work for another. Always listen to your skin and adjust your routine as needed.

          In case you have questions about Aminu's products or you want to understand your skin better and get a personalized regime, please do reach out to Aminu's team of skin aestheticians via chat or social media.


          Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this journal are those of the authors and are for information purposes only and not medical advice. Further, they do not reflect the opinions or views of Aminu Wellness Pvt Ltd or any of its directors. Any content provided by the author(s) are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone, or anything.




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