HOW TO: UPGRADE A ROUTINE WITHOUT SPENDING
Online shopping is different under ECQ so here are a few ways you can upgrade your routine without spending anything!
SWITCH IT UP!
Your tolerance for strong skincare products and substances such as Chemical Exfoliants, Niacinamide or Vitamin C increases over time. Decrease your usage (every other day) if you think your skin sensitive to the products. Conversely, you can try increasing the usage (twice a day) of the product if your skin is less reactive to see more of an effect.
KEEP YOUR EXPIRATION DATE IN CHECK!
Make sure to check your product’s expiration date. There are certain products that expire only after 6-10 months upon usage due to exposure to air, light and/or temperature. Once skin care products expire, it may no longer be effective and may even cause irritation to your skin. So if you've been wondering why you're suddenly breaking out despite using the same products, it may be because they're past the 6 month-10 month mark!
Change the order of your routine! If you think a particular product is quite strong, choose to layer your skin with a buffer like Green Tea Toner before applying BHA. This will allow your skin to gradually absorb the substance, hence avoiding any skin irritation. Or if you're tackling both marks and breakouts, focus on the breakouts first then the marks second so apply the anti-acne product then the dark mark serum.
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