How Long Does It Take For A Skin Care Regimen To Work?

beauty products

Our skin is probably the most precious part of our body, which is why we love to handle and maintain it as best we can (and spend a lot of money doing it!). The desire for glowing soft skin is the one and only wish for lots of women.

But sometimes our skin just fails to naturally adopt the state we want. Sometimes? OK, maybe, NEVER 🙂

So we reach out and try all the latest skincare products. But, do these products really help to repair our skin problems as the glossy ads say? And how long is it supposed to take for a skin care regimen to actually work? There are so many skin and beauty products available on the market. Each one assures us that our skin will become soft, glowing, hide our aging signs and fix any problems quickly.

Now the question is, does this really happen? Well, yes it can. Within reason. You have to have reasonable expectations to start with. What often happens though is that people change their skin products too soon thinking that “this cream is not working; let’s try the other brand or product”.

Human skin differs from one person to another. Skin products will tend not to show the same result for different skin types and even different people. Some types of product work faster and some may take time to show their magic and make us more attractive.

So how long are we talking about? Here’s some examples:-


There are many types of cleansers and some of them are really great products. The basic results will of course come straight away – either it removes your makeup and cleans dirt from your pores or it doesn’t! The ongoing benefits of using that cleanser however will take up to 45 days to see when used regularly.

Body Moisturizers

OK, so we all use these too. Many people tend to have more than one at a time. I’d recommend sticking with one product at a time though. That way you can really see if it is working well for you. Give it 2-3 weeks after starting regular usage. If you don’t feel or see the benefits by then, that’s the time to try a different one.


Dark Spots Treatment

Lots of us suffer from dark spots around our eyes and on our cheeks. There are different regimens for dark spots around the eye and for the face spots. No cream however can show its magic overnight – these really do take time for any good thing to happen. If you regularly use the best creams it can easily take around 4-5 weeks for these kind of problems to start to fade. Then even longer to see the full benefits appear.

When you start using some particular brand or cream for skin care, observe your skin from day one. Figure out whether the skin is liking the change or not. If you’re getting bad reactions such as redness or sore areas, stop using it and try something else (get a refund too!).

It takes time to eliminate dead skin cells and for fresher newer cells beneath to surface. Give up too soon and you may attribute the benefits to the wrong product! You just need to show patience and wait for the final results.