How Long Does It Take A New Skincare Routine To Work?

If there is anything we want to work instantly, it's our skincare products. Many of us notice a new wrinkle or bags under our eyes and hit the panic button. We start applying our skincare products and dream of overnight results and a quick fix to the problem. We've all heard the saying "Patience is a virtue." The saying applies not only to life  or your gym transformation but to our skincare routines as well.

The general rule of thumb for skin cell turnover is 28 days, meaning that almost all skincare products will take at least a month of use before you'll notice results. The one-month mark is usually a minimum for certain products, and keep in mind, this length of time changes from person to person and depends on the type of product you are using. As much as we all like quick fixes, remember that any product that produces instant results is likely a superficial and temporary solution to the problem. 

Below is a general timeframe for certain products to show results; of course, as mentioned, results may vary.

Cleansers: 30 days

Cleaners don't stay on your skin long enough to give transformative results, so it'll take about a month of using a new cleansing routine to start seeing an improvement in your skin. With a quality cleanser such as the ACTION Rehydrating Cleanser, you'll notice an improvement in dryness, dullness, blemishes, and overall skin appearance as it's powered with vitamins and nutrients to help reduce the visual signs of aging.

Serums: 6 to 8 weeks

Serums work wonders on the skin; however, you'll likely see results after 6 weeks minimum, depending on the formula.

Retinols: 10 weeks for over the counter strengths

Retinols are known to help smooth out skin, reduce scarring and eliminate signs of aging for younger-looking skin. The stronger the retinol, the faster you'll notice the results. With retinol, it's always suggested to consult a dermatologist before starting a retinol regimen. Nonetheless, results are usually seen after 2 months.

Eye Cream: 6 to 8 weeks

The skin under our eyes is thinner than anywhere else on the body. Unfortunately, this means it's one of the first areas to show signs of aging. A quality eye serum such as the REVIVE Eye Rescue Serum is made with a trio of ingredients for the Amazon Rain Forest to help remove the effects of aging and provides immediate moisture to guard against noticeable signs of premature aging.

Moisturizers: Instant hydration with full results after 2 weeks

Everyone needs a good moisturizer for skin hydration. You can feel a moisturizer quickly soak up into your skin almost immediately. You can say goodbye to dry, flaky skin and say hello to a softer, more hydrated complexion with consistent use. The Lift Anti-Gravity Moisturizer helps tone and firm what gravity has damaged while hydrating and moisturizing the skin and is a great option to reduce fine lines.

Exfoliants: 3 weeks

Exfoliators are great for transforming a dull complexion into a glowing one while also cleaning out your pores. The REVITALIZE Detoxifying Scrub is an excellent example of a quality exfoliator and one that cools and tightens your skin for a younger look while deep-cleaning scrubbing particles remove dirt for smoother skin. The results of an exfoliator take about 3 weeks.

Remember that all good skincare products can take a few weeks to really start working and show results. With time and patience, you'll achieve the healthy, younger-looking skin you have always dreamed of; it just takes some time. Remember that you didn't get those wrinkles and skin concerns overnight, so transforming your skin into a healthier version of itself can't happen in just a few days. Give your products with quality ingredients at least 28 days to show results as that's the average time for skin cell turnover to occur. Never rush a good thing; your healthy skin is worth the wait!