How long does it take for a skincare product to work?

One of the advantages of the modern world is that we can have everything we need in a very short time. For example, if you go online, in a few seconds, you can find the answer to any question. For this reason, it is increasingly difficult to wait to see results, as in the case of a new skincare product. Even though there are creams that promise immediate results, it is important to know that there is no instant gratification when it comes to skincare: to see real progress, patience and time are the key factors.

Results in a short time

Even if it is not an exact science, with a moisturizing cream or serum, you will notice the difference a few minutes after the application, as these products give firmness to the surface layer of the skin. As for the masks that promise an immediate lightening/toning/lifting effect, we advise you to proceed with caution. You may notice a remarkable difference after removing one, but it will be only a temporary and superficial effect. These treatments are perfect before an important event to look at your best, but for long-term results, it is preferable to rely on a complete skincare routine that works at a deeper level.

Results in a few weeks

The skin needs a couple of weeks to get used to a new detergent that can change its pH. This process is very slow, so, if you notice that your new cleanser has an immediate effect after the first use, be careful because it may be too aggressive. Also, to see the results of anti-acne treatments, it takes one or two weeks: a too high active concentration could dry out the skin and damage it.

Results after a few months

For any skin change at the cellular level, it is necessary to wait more than a month. If you don't immediately see changes, don't despair, because that doesn't mean the product isn't working under the surface of the skin. For example, to eliminate acne scars, hyperpigmentation or sunspots, be prepared to wait at least three months before there is a noticeable improvement. To summarize, patience and perseverance, together with a routine of effective and non-harmful natural products, are the only answers to having healthy and radiant skin.