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Date: February 27 2013 at 1:07 PM

Comments (23)

  1. Jennifer F
    February 27 2013 at 3:34 PM

    I change, or rather, rotate, my skin care products every few days. Since I am using Retin A, it makes me flake sometimes, so when I need to take a break, I will swap out products for a few nights until the dryness has subsided. Otherwise, I will switch once I run out of sometime but don't feel like it's been performing as well.

  2. Susan Stokes
    February 27 2013 at 3:51 PM

    I Use Origins And Mix it up a little with the Seasons...Right now I am Using their VitaZing Line...Looking for a B&B or C&C ... I think...So bottom line is not at all ...It works for me...BTW What a Beautiful Black Opal Lipstick color...Thanks for The Generous Giveaway...I read and learn so much from Your NewsLetters ...Thank you...Susan

  3. Rozy
    February 27 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I usually use the whole bottle until I'm done with it so I dont waste good product.

  4. Lynda F
    February 27 2013 at 4:57 PM

    I will give a product about 30 - 50 days to see if it's "doing what it is suppose to do". You can't expect an overnight change (but wouldn't it be nice?). Love your blog. So much information, and fun to read.

  5. latanya
    February 27 2013 at 5:23 PM

    about 3 months

  6. Laura Royal
    February 27 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Usually every month I rotate my products

  7. Diana Devlin
    February 27 2013 at 6:35 PM

    For me, there isn't a set time. I will change around products based on my skin's needs and the weather. I have several moisturizers and sunscreens that I rotate if my skin is drier or needs more hydration. Some of my serums that are super-lightweight, I use in warmer months. And sometimes, I'll just keep using the same products for several months, but will just add a few drops of rose hip seed oil to my regime if I need added moisture.

  8. Tiffany Martin
    February 27 2013 at 6:51 PM

    I change small parts of my routine (different cleansers) daily, but the important parts (vit c, retinol) only when they run out and then only if I didn't LOVE it. Also, I do asian skincare so I have about 7-9 steps in my skincare routine.

  9. Tanya Jung
    February 27 2013 at 7:41 PM

    I change my routine based on the weather because my skin is very sensitive to changes!

  10. Hannah
    February 27 2013 at 8:12 PM

    I rotate my products often every few weeks just because I get bored easily! But I don't toss them out until I use them up to get my money worth.

  11. Domniki Sarri
    February 27 2013 at 8:55 PM

    I change my skin products every 6 months!

  12. AmberB
    February 27 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Whenever I finish my current product I like to look around and see what else is available. I, like most women, am constantly on the look out for the next miracle product.

  13. Rashmi Singh
    February 28 2013 at 4:53 AM

    I give usually 2-3 months for a product to start showing some results unless it breaks me out or causes an allergic reaction. I usually alternate wonderful products (like vit C serum and retinol serum) in cycles of 2 months !

  14. Melissa Backus
    February 28 2013 at 5:05 AM

    I only change skincare items when I need something different....if I need an acne treatment, a heavier moisturizer, a mask for something specific. I have reactive skin that can get very out of control very fast if I try too many things!

  15. M.J. Moore
    February 28 2013 at 6:31 AM

    I always change routines when the seasons indicate it's time- but most of the time I'm playing around with different combinations. Often when I think I've got it right, my skin will get all sensitized and I'll have to adjust :P

  16. Tracey
    February 28 2013 at 1:23 PM

    I change as my needs change with a few core pieces, ie: Retinol

  17. Cynthia
    February 28 2013 at 1:56 PM

    I change my skin care products when I run out!

  18. Rochelle
    February 28 2013 at 4:40 PM

    I am 51 and have been searching for the fountain of youth for the last 30 years; alas, I fear I will rotate and change for all of my days ;-)

  19. jese anderson
    February 28 2013 at 4:49 PM

    I change my routine every summer and winter

  20. Kimberly
    February 28 2013 at 5:08 PM

    I change my skin products about every 3 months.

  21. Janice
    February 28 2013 at 8:12 PM

    I only switch products when I feel like my skin needs something different but rarely switch brands.

  22. Cecilia
    February 28 2013 at 8:54 PM

    My routine usually goes as follows: Gentle cleanser with clarisonic Toner with 2% salicylic acid SkinCeuticals C E Feluric and PTR sunscreen at day Tretinoin 0.05 at night When I get too dried because of the tretinoin, I use Replenix Power of Three and cut off the salicilyc acid. Also, in winter, I carry with me Eucerin aquaphor which is great for flaky skin. At the end, I think skin changes with weather, hormones and the products you're using. I think you should change your routine at the first sign of irritation. Unless I'm starting a new product, inflammation, redness and flakiness are a clear sign something must be changed.

  23. Natalie Bell
    March 4 2013 at 6:24 AM

    Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner. Congratulations, Cynthia! You've been randomly selected as our winner. Please email me your address (, and you'll receive your prize in the mail soon!

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