Ever do your skincare routine and stare at yourself in the mirror wondering when that acne will clear up? Cause same. Truth is, the active ingredients in your skincare need time to work its magic. Just like dieting, you have to invest time and effort into your skincare. But when will you finally start to see results? Well, let’s go over it!
An active ingredient is an ingredient in the product that is addressing the skin issue. For example, if you purchase an “acne face wash,” then it’s main active ingredient will likely be a salicylic or glycolic acid.
Retinol (Vitamin A)
Retinol is commonly used to treat and prevent fine lines and wrinkles and acne. It generally takes 3-6 months of consistent use to have noticeable results. However, some products claim results in as little as 8 weeks. Personally, we love the Skinbetter AlphaRet!
With AHA’s, (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) you’ll instantly see a brighter, smoother complexion. However, if your concern is hyperpigmentation or diminishing fine lines you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Within 1-2 months dark spots should start to fade. Within 2-6 months, elastin production should kick in and fine lines should begin to reduce.
If you’re using BHA’s (Beta Hydroxy Acids) to target blackheads and acne, you should notice your pores looking clearer as soon as a week or two of use.
A good Vitamin C product is going to help brighten up your complexion in about 2-4 weeks. However, if you’re concerned with specific dark spots, remember that it is a long road and will take several months.
Hyaluronic acid is exactly what you need when your skin is dehydrated. You can expect the moisture in your skin to be replenished in about an hour. Remember to lock in the hydration with a good moisturizer on top too!