Over the last two years, Rejuv sets have become immensely popular in the Philippines. One of the reasons these products boomed is social media and the fact that it brought the concept and importance of having a skin care system to the mass market, and made an entire skin care line ridiculously affordable.
What is a Rejuvenating Set?
A rejuvenating set is a skin care set comprised of a soap (facial cleanser), toner, day cream with SPF, and night cream with peeling properties. As the name implies, it is meant to rejuvenate or renew the skin by assisting or accelerating its exfoliation process.
Dermatologist says about Rejuvinating
Nikki Paderna said that rejuvenating sets are not meant for every skin type, for every skin concern, and for long-term use. She then explains things before you succumb to the lure of renewing sets. Because skincare products vary depending on the individual, rejuvenating sets are problematic. Despite the fact that you both have the same skin type, what may work for someone else may not necessarily have the same effects on you. You will need to pay attention and keep track of what your skin enjoys and dislikes in order to figure out which products actually work for you.
Is it normal having redness, peeling and stinging are all normal reactions to the products?
NO, THEY ARE NOT. The moment the skin becomes red and painful, it means that the skin barrier has been damaged and it will need some care and time to repair itself. For that to happen, any product/s that caused the irritation needs to be discontinued and, in this case, the use of the rejuvenating set needs to be stopped.
Just be aware that there are risk-free alternatives if you genuinely want to lighten your skin, avoid outbreaks, remove acne scars, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Consultation with a board-certified dermatologist is the first step in getting the information you need and pointing you in the proper direction about your skin. For the time being, the following reminders should help you the next time you’re considering trying out any skincare items that come in revitalizing sets:
- Avoid applying too many active ingredients to your skin at once, especially if it’s your first time using them. Take it one product at a time and pay attention to how much of a product’s amount and frequency your skin can bear.
- Never assume that a product’s FDA approval means it has no potential adverse effects. One of its ingredients can make you allergic, or if you have sensitive skin, it might irritate you. To be on the safe side, it is preferable to patch test them first.
- Don’t follow skincare trends. Keep doing what you know for your skin is safe and effective. Everyone’s skin is unique, but yours is.
- Listen to your skin; it will tell you what it requires. As you age, your skin’s requirements could change, and the skincare products you used in the past could no longer be appropriate. The same holds true for listening to it when it is agitated.
Generally speaking, skin rejuvenation kits sold commercially are safe to use if they have FDA approval. But before using it on your face, you must always conduct a patch test to check for sensitivity or potential ingredient allergies. Always use caution while applying anything to your face! Find reviews online or ask the brand for an ingredient concentration list. As much as possible, it’s advisable to avoid using the aforementioned product if it causes peeling, red, flaky skin.