Can Your Skin Really Get Used to Certain Products So They No Longer Work?

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At some point, many women have noticed that their favorite and trusted skincare products somehow don’t work anymore. After replacing them with something else and returning to them after a few months, the original effect is back. Why is this happening? Can your skin really get used to a product and stop reacting to it?

You may be surprised to hear that your skin and hair don’t actually get used to certain products unless we’re talking about some super strong formulas that you can’t get in a regular store. But talking about the usual skincare and haircare stuff, there’s something else that’s going on. You just need to figure out what of the several possibilities is the case.

Some products simply require taking breaks. For example, you use them for a few months, then take a break for a few weeks. Other products need to be used continuously for months or even years in order to give you the effect you expect.

If you think that the same face cream you’ve been swearing by isn’t working on you anymore, consider if other factors have changed. Perhaps it’s a different season now or your skin has changed. There’s always a possibility that you’ve just stopped noticing the effect a certain product has because you’ve been seeing it every day for a long time. Perhaps it’s achieved its purpose and just can’t make your skin more hydrated/clear/firm, etc.