I am tired of ‘trial-and-error’ skincare; how do I stop this vicious cycle?

Most of us have gone through frustrating cycles of ‘trial-and-error’ skincare, piecing together regimens that didn’t deliver the desired results, right?

It’s actually pretty common; most people are used to just buying a generic product off-the-shelf driven by nice packaging, brand recognition, or by the description on the label. I myself used to buy every shinny thing out there, cluttering my bathroom with all sorts of creams and serums hoping for a miracle.

The truth is every skin is unique, and the ‘one size fits all’ approach to skincare doesn’t really work too well… unless you are ready to stop and learn a bit more about your unique skin requirements, and about how different products might or might not be suitable to you, your skin won’t improve the way it should. So how do you stop this trial-and-error skincare cycle? Self-awareness + Having the right ROUTINE + Discipline.

It is important to understand how your GENES, your LIFESTYLE and the ENVIRONMENT around you play a role in your skin’s health… things such as age, skin type, sensitivity level, exposure to sun and pollutants, and even sleep or eating habits can have an impact on how your skin looks and feels…

For example:

  1. if you have acne-prone skin you might need a water-based moisturizer, and a benzoyl peroxide wash…
  2. if you have sensitive skin you might need a gentler retinol containing soothing agents
  3. if you have an active lifestyle and heavier sun exposure you might need a sunscreen that is water-proof and has a higher level of SPF protection…
  4. If you suffer from redness you might need special antioxidant and calming agents to counter this condition

We could go on and on about unique scenarios… now try putting all these variables together, sounds daunting… how would you choose the right products? Where would you start?

At PURA, we have taken the guesswork out of skincare by designing a unique diagnostic (https://puraskinlab.com/quizdiagnostic) that incorporates dermatological science into an algorithm that is able to sort through thousands of variables and deliver skincare routines tailored to the needs of every customer, sounds amazing, right?

It designs a unique routine containing a soap-free cleanser, a nourishing moisturizer, a potent retinol, a physical sunscreen and, if you have a specific skin condition, an enhancer to help you take your skin to the next level. The combination of cleanser-moisturizer-retinol-sunscreen-enhancer varies for every person…

Over 95% of patients see visible results within the first few weeks of using a disciplined skincare routine. Its all about making it a habit and spending 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening to get your skin fit. It only takes 10 minutes, or 0.69% of your day! Your skin will thank you for it.

See you next time!

The PURA Team

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