How long does it take for a Skin Care Product to show results

Posted by Sarah Arif on

Before we jump on this topic, let's understand the anatomy of skin. 

Our skin consists of 3 layers; Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis. Every layer of the skin has a job. The upper most layer is known as Epidermis, which protects the skin from Bacteria, Fungi, or UV rays. This it works as a defense mechanism. In the Epidermis layer, our dead skin keeps on shedding and then a new layer is formed.

On average, skin cycle is 5-6 weeks. It varies with the age, as you grow old the process gets longer. For instance;

* 19-21 age group (14-21 days)

* 22-39 age group (28 days)

* 40-59 age group (45-60 days)

* 60 and above age group (60-90 days)

As we grow old, dead skin cells starts to accumulate on our skin causing sagging and fine lines. 

Hence, whenever you go to a store to buy any product, just be patient. Now, you should know that how quickly your new skin care product will show the results.

In Skin care products, there are a few absorbing products which tend to show the results quickly such as water based serum. 

You would notice that not all moisturizers or lotions are fast absorbing. They would not sink in your skin. Our skin is not sponge that it would absorb everything.

Hydrophilic ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid or Glycerin attract moisture thus they are fast absorbing. The presence of active ingredients like (Lactic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Retinol, Niacinamide or Salicylic acid) tend to show results quicker.

Essential oils are also fast-absorbing due to their properties. 



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