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Five signs your skincare routine is not right

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Adetunji Matthew
Adetunji Matthew
I’m Adetunji Matthew, an Economist, Social Media Manager, software Developer/Marketer Sales Consultant, and Ecompreneur. I’m popularly known as “Matt” As an artist and designer, I aim to create something brilliant daily. Eager to learn more, I use my free time to get better at w hat interests me, whether it's researching, teaching, or even something entirely new.
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We all want very flawless and bright skin, we literally wear makeup and complexion products to mimic the look of perfect skin and make us look extra beautiful. However, sometimes, our skincare products are not necessarily the best for our skin and might actually be causing us more harm than good.

A lot of us have experimented and are experimenting with a lot of skincare products during this period and while some people have discovered new, amazing products just right for them, others have a different experience. There are some signs you should look out for when you start a new skincare routine to know if the products you are using are not really right for you and here are five things you should take note of:


If you use any skincare product and your skin starts getting red patches or becomes inflammed, then there is a problem somewhere. Skin reactions like this are as a result of your skin not agreeing with some ingredients in the product and you should stop immediately. Make sure you are observant of all the things you are using on your skin so that you can trace the product that might be causing this reaction. Don’t think to ride it out or force your skin to adjust, stop it and look for an alternative.

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Excessive oiliness

If you use a certain moisturiser or you are following a particular routine and you notice that your skin is becoming excessively oily, then there is a problem somewhere. Excessive oiliness is sometimes a sign that your skin is trying to protect you from some harsh ingredients in your products by over moisturising your skin


Skin tightness

This one usually is a red flag after you use a cleanser or serum. If your skin feels so tight that you cannot really open your mouth without feeling a little pain, then you should probably do more research on that item. Some cleansers are very drying and irritating because they contain sodium laurite sulfate.

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Acne Breakouts

If you normally do not have skin that is prone to acne breakouts or you aren’t close to your period and you are having frequent acne breakouts, then it is time for you to analyse the items you are using in your routine. Some items are not to be paired together while some are comedogenic and can easily clog your pores.

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This is one major red flag when it comes to skincare because itchiness is usually as a result of the presence of bacteria. If you use a product or follow a routine and your skin begins to itch afterwards, try staying clear of those products for a few days to see what will happen. If the itching stops, you need to discontinue using that product.


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