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5 Warning Signs Indicating That You Are Using The Wrong Skincare Products

Look out for these warning signs indicating that you are using the wrong skincare products.
Published -23 Jan 2022, 14:00 ISTUpdated -23 Jan 2022, 02:20 IST
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We all want our skin to be glowing and healthy. This leads us to buying several products for our skin. It is a healthy habit to have a daily skincare routine. However, these products can often do more harm than good.

You should always pick your skincare products carefully and you should know what suits your skin best. However, people can often get confused whether the product is good for your skin or not.

Fret not, because we are here to help you decide. Here are some warning signs that you are using the wrong skincare products.

Irritated Skin

If your skin has bumps, hives or feels itchy and irritated, then it’s a huge sign that your skincare product is not right for your skin. Instead of benefiting from these products that you buy at high prices for your skin, these products are harming your skin.

This is a negative reactive reaction to a product that you are using. The best way to treat this problem is by removing the products one by one that you have bought recently from your daily skincare routine. Then, see what helps in reversing your skin condition.

Skin Rashes Or Redness

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If you are allergic to any ingredient that’s present in your skincare product, chances are that it will lead to rashes, redness or skin inflammation. Rashes and redness is also only due to any allergies. Even if you are not allergic to any ingredients in the skincare product, it is possible that you might see rashes or redness on your skin.

This is an alarming situation and a sign that this product is not meant for your skin. Therefore, you need to replace it immediately. Also, you should look after your skin and get immediate medical attention otherwise it can get worse.


If you have started using a new product and are experiencing far too many breakouts after using this particular skin care product, then there are chances that it is striping your skin of its natural moisture and making your skin dry.

In some other cases, these products make your skin extremely oily which again leads to breakouts. Anything in excess is not right for the skin. The skin shouldn’t be too oily or too dry. Too much oiliness or too much dryness are signs that your skincare products are not working out for you.

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Dry And Peeling Skin

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The wrong kind of products can take a toll on your skin. It can damage your skin to the point of causing dryness and peeling skin. If you are experiencing these symptoms after using any new skincare product, then you should understand that it is not working for you.

On the other hand, if your skin is peeling, then your products are not right for you. This can be due to over-exfoliation or there can be too many acidic ingredients in your product, therefore you need to change your product for the ones that suit your skin.

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Burning And Stinging

If you are feeling a burning or stinging sensation upon applying a new product on your skin, then it is a sign that your skin is not reacting well to the product. You should discontinue using this product immediately.

Burning and stinging sensation is quite painful and harmful for your skin. Therefore, changing your product alone does not do the needful, you should also get some much needed medical attention. 

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com