Askanesthetician's Blog

An esthetician explores skincare issues and concerns

There Is No One Size Fits All In Skincare May 17, 2012

This post was prompted by a group of clients at our office who all knew one another.  One of the clients had been using one of our skincare lines for a very long time and with great success.  When her friends started a similar regime the original client was surprised to see that the products we recommended for her friends weren’t exactly the same as what she was using, and the original client also wondered why her friends weren’t reacting the same way to the skincare products as she had.  Of course this got me thinking about how everyone’s skin is different and that – there is absolutely no one size fits all in skincare.

While many, many people may have exactly the same skincare issues as you do – let’s say fine lines, dryness, and sun damage – that doesn’t mean that you and everyone else with the same skincare issues will use the same products or even need the same products.  You need to keep other factors in mind when comparing skincare routines.  Everyone is unique.

Keep the following things in mind:

  • Do you have any allergies?
  • What is the climate like where you live?
  • Do you spend lots of time outdoors?
  • Are you sensitive to any skincare ingredients?
  • What’s your age?
  • What is your main skincare concern?
  • How much time and inclination do you have to devote to your daily skincare routine?
  • What is your budget?
Everyone is going to answer the above questions differently and for that reason everyone is going to have a different skincare routine.  Of course it is inevitable that people are going to compare what skincare products they are using with the products their friends are using and that can be a good thing.  But don’t get bogged down in making sure that everything is the same.  As the saying goes – variety is the spice of life.


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