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A common saying goes: there are no ugly women, only lazy ones. It is always possible to improve your appearance if you’re conscientious with your skincare regime. If your complexion doesn’t get better despite investing in expensive products that have promising claims, you might be making one or more of the following five common mistakes. Find out what you should do:

1. You’re using the wrong products

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No product is a one-size-fits-all solution. You should choose products based on your skin type and concerns. For instance, if you have dry skin and have been using an astringent as a toner, you might find that your skin gets even drier.

What you should do: Look for a dermatologist or skincare expert that is equipped with the right tools to assess your skin type. A skin analyzer can help you identify your concerns that you should be targeting. Map the information against the products that you purchase.

2. You’re not faithful to your regime

You should have a morning and night regime that you’re following every day. Following your regime “whenever you feel like it” or “only if you remember to” will not help you see positive results, no matter how efficacious your products may actually be.

What you should do: Scroll up and see the first line of this article – what does it say? (Psst, remember to come back!)

3. Sometimes products are just not enough

When chosen and used correctly, products can help improve your complexion. However, they can only work on the epidermal level, which means there is a limit to what they can do. If you feel that you need more help than your skincare products can offer, it’s probably time to start on regular facial treatments, which use equipment that can go beyond the skin’s epidermis (surface level).

What you should do: Visit an experienced skincare centre that is at the forefront of technology and is able to customise solutions for you. Bella Skin Care, for instance, has more than 30 years of experience in offering skincare services to all women. Using only the latest technologies, Bella Skin Care’s consultants make use of a skin analyzer to assess clients’ skin types, to cater the right treatments according to clients’ needs.

Those plagued with hyperpigmentation issues can consider the MesoBlanc Therapy, a treatment that offers skin whitening effect from the dermis, with the help of a transdermal electro-diffusion system.

If you have anti-ageing concerns, try its Indiba AgeReversa System that harnesses the Proionic technology to stimulate collagen production so skin can look firmer and appearance of wrinkles is diminished.

And if you suffer from acne problems, Bella’s Advance Propolis Treatment an help to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and rebalance over-active oil glands so acne can be under control.

4. You are using what your friends say are good


Everyone’s skin is different, and while you can take reference from your friends’ review, it’s always better to try out the products for yourself to see if they work.

What you should do: Understand if your friend’s skin type and concerns are the same as yours – if they aren’t, there’s a chance that the product your friend like may not work equally well on you. Check with a skincare expert for recommendations that are more suited for your skin instead.

5. You’re changing products too frequently

It takes time for products to work – even if they’re incredible. Be patient and stick to the same products for at least a month before deciding if you want to abandon them.

What you should do: Resist the temptation of trying something new if you haven’t given your existing products a fair chance. Sometimes you might be too impatient with the results to realise you haven’t been using a product for long enough. Keep track by writing the date you started using it on the cap.

This article is brought to you by Bella Skin Care.