The short answer, no.
Building a tolerance to ingredients in your skin care products will not make them less effective. In fact, for some products, including retinol, building a tolerance is actually a good thing. It allows your skin to adjust to the intensity of the ingredients. As your skin builds such a tolerance, you’re able to use the product more frequently, which will actually get you better results.
So what do you do if your products aren’t working as well as they were initially? Here are a few tips:
Be more diligent
. Make sure you are using the product as recommended. Skin care products are formulated for absorption and penetration. If the product says no more than three times daily, then apply it no more than three times.
Check your dates
. Expired products are less effective. All of your products should include a date on the packaging that indicates how long the product will remain effective. Ingredients breakdown the longer products are opened and they become less effective as they oxidize.
Allow for outside variable factors
. Hormonal changes throughout the month, weather changes, travel and stress can affect your skin. You may need to make changes in your skin care regimen to treat the effects of these factors.
Love your healthy skin
. It’s possible that you’re no longer seeing dramatic changes because your skin has become healthier since you started your regimen. Take this as a good thing. Your products are still working and preventing damage, breakouts and signs of aging. Remember, preventing is easier than reversing, so keep up the good work.
If you would like to know more about how well the products you use are working or would like information on new products, talk to a Prevea Aesthetician