18th January 2024   /


Have you ever applied your skincare products and noticed weird little balls or flakes forming on your skin instead of soaking in nicely? That's called Skin Pilling, and it can be pretty annoying! It can hinder the effectiveness of your skincare routine, can affect your skin barrier and even clog your pores. Several factors contribute to skin pilling, and recognizing these factors can help in preventing this issue. One of the main issue of skin pilling is using the products with different formulations together. Using water-based and oil-based products together, can lead in skin pilling.

Let's discuss some of the cause of skin pilling:

1. Using too many skincare products

To all the skincare hoarders, this is something you need to avoid in order to stop your skin from pilling. When you layer too many products on top of each other, it is possible that their formulations might not sit well together. These layers don't get absorbed into the skin causing pilling. Remember to use less products.

2. Not giving time to get the products absorbed

Every ingredient and product is absorbed on its own rate. Some products like, the water-based face serum might seep into the skin faster while heavy products like sunscreen and moisturizers might take a minute or two. To derive the maximum benefits of the products, one must give sufficient time to the products to get fully absorbed into the skin. Rubbing or massaging the products into the skin will end up into small balls.

Now let's discuss how to avoid skin pilling like a pro-

1. Make your routine simple

Pilling majorly happens because your skincare has not absorbed well. To stop this from happening, make your routine simple and cut down on the extra products that you use for your skin. Follow a three step skincare routine, that includes a cleanser, toner and moisturizer followed up with a sunscreen during the day time.

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2. Dab and not rub

Skincare needs to get absorbed fully in order to work its magic. Sometimes the product doesn't seep in the skin if massaged into the skin. Instead you can always dab the product into your skin. By dabbing you are basically pushing the product into the skin which makes it easier for the skin to absorb the product fast.

3. Use a gentle exfoliator

Exfoliating your skin with a gentle scrub can be a game changer in your skin care routine. Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin, which helps the product to penetrate properly into the skin. Himaira’s Vitamin C scrub is a gentle gel scrub that provides an intense cleanse to effectively unclog pores and defend against impurities without drying out the skin.
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Skin pilling could be an obstruction in your skincare routine, but with the right process and good skincare products, it can be avoided. Understanding how and why skin pilling happens and how it can be prevented, one can achieve smooth and flawless skin. It will also help in an effective skincare routine, making your skin healthier and glowing.

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Disclaimer: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. It should not be substituted as professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment in any manner.