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7 Things to Know about Skincare Repair Products ...

By Eliza

Skincare repair products are ideal if you have certain issues that need more attention that your standard over the counter products can provide. The important thing to understand is that you must talk to your dermatologist about using anything new. In some cases she’ll have to write you a prescription for the product. In others, you’ll want to make sure the item is appropriate for your skin health. In the meantime, here are some things you should know about skincare repair products.

1 Temporary

While I certainly don’t have the inside info on every repair product out there, what I’ve seen is that the repair products work great as long as you are consistent. If you stop using the item in question, you might notice some amount of regression as it wears off. Your best bet is to follow a regular routine so that you can be sure your products are doing everything they can for you.

2 Not Immediate

I am just as excited to try something new as you are, but it can be so disappointing when the results don’t happen immediately. Grrrr! It’s important to note that you probably won’t see a noticeable difference in your skin for several weeks. Sometimes it can take a month or two before you see an improvement. This varies by product, but don’t expect the product you choose to magically erase whatever issue you’re trying to get rid of.

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3 Pricey

Repair products span the price spectrum, but some of them are pretty damaging to the pocketbook. Research your options so that you can find a product that fits with your budget, but that will still do the job you need it to.

4 Worse before Better

My dermatologist once recommended retin-A cream for a patch of scaly skin on my face. While it wasn’t that visible before I started the treatment, it sure got that way as time went on. The cream was working, but it looked worse before it made the patch disappear altogether. This won’t always be the case, but sometimes you just have to get through the icky part before you get the results you want.

5 Lots of Purposes

No single product is going to do everything you want or need it to, but there are a variety of products that aim to get rid of certain conditions. That includes those that treat skin discoloration and age spots, those that get rid of fine lines and wrinkles and those that help restore radiance and that youthful glow.

6 Ingredients

The ingredients in repair products differ from those in standard skincare products. You might see come overlap or duplication, but it’s the special ingredients in repair products that make them worth your while. Talk to your dermatologist about the specific ingredients that will suit your needs. Then read labels carefully to make sure you find a product that will work for you.

7 Be Cautious with Sensitive Skin

Because many of the repair products you’ll find contain heavy duty ingredients meant for big issues, they can sometimes be hard on sensitive skin. Before using anything new, discuss it with your dermatologist so that you don’t wind up with another problem on top of the ones you’re already battling.

What skincare repair products do you use? I love my anti-wrinkle night cream! What other important info do you have to share?

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