The Truth Behind "Instant" Results
Living in modern day society, we’ve become adjusted to the idea of having everything available at our fingertips and in an instant. What a time to be alive! In the age of online orders and same day deliveries, why not have instant results for our skin, too? It’s become common practice to see skincare products claiming to give you “instant” or “overnight” results but we have to ask ourselves, how realistic is it that a product could be so magical and have that much power that it was able to correct our skin instantly?
To break it down, let’s dive into the basic functions of your skin and see what actually goes on when you’re trying out new products in your skincare routine.
Firstly, it’s important to know your skin is your largest organ and your first line of defence! It acts as a barrier and protects you from infections and germs so it’s important to take care of it. Your skin is made up of different layers and we’re losing and replacing skin cells constantly. On average, your facial skin renews every 28 days. That being said, when trying new products, it should take roughly a month to see whether it’s working for you and to see any major changes (excluding any severe, adverse or allergic reactions*). On top of that, when you’re figuring out whether to add a new product to your skincare routine, it’s generally recommended to try the product for around three months to evaluate whether it’s effective for your skin. This gives your skin a chance to completely cycle through, and in theory, all your old cells should have died off and all the new cells should have been exposed to your new skincare routine so you can truely evaluate its efficacy.
Of course, there are some products out there that could provide rapid results. However, these are mostly harsh or abrasive products, resulting in temporary and superficial results that don’t offer long term solutions or prioritise skin health. Particularly products and or treatments that contain alcohols, bleach and or extreme antibacterial properties which can eradicate not just detrimental bacteria but the bacteria beneficial for balancing and protecting your skin too. Overall, these types of products can actually be doing your skin a disservice and making it harder to correct any skin concerns in the long term.
Here at Güteskin we believe in Mother Nature and the remedies it provides, that’s why we’ve focused our range around harnessing natural ingredients that are proven and making them work for the everyday person. We aren’t about harsh chemicals, the instant promise or even overnight results. In fact, we’re in it for the long haul! We focus on providing the perfect settings for your skin’s natural microbiome to flourish over time, giving you healthier, happier and more predictable skin in the long run - after all, good things take time!
If you're interested in getting back to basics and nurturing your skin the natural way, check out our range and join the Güte tribe today - we promise you'll never look back!
*Always discontinue use of products that cause any reaction you are concerned over and seek medical advice if needed.