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Customers sometimes ask us: is it best to find a skincare brand that you like and stick with it? We do our best at PharmacyMix to carry a variety of skincare brands and often notice that our customers have unwavering loyalties to one brand or another.

We're glad they're working for you; that's why we carry them. But is it of particular advantage to your skin to use only one brand?

The answer isn't so simple. As with most things in life, what works for one individual may not work for another and that rule applies to skin care as much as it does anywhere else.

Some brands do a wonderful job of addressing a wide variety of skin care needs: [Link Removed] is one of these. However, individual variation (which tends to make people and life far more interesting) means that a great La Roche Posay cleanser may not work for you. The ingredients may be too harsh – leading to irritation – or too gentle – leaving your skin feeling unclean. And, you may also be someone who can tolerate one product well, while reacting to another in the line, for reasons that we may or may not understand.

More important than sticking to any particular skin care brand is to ensure that you take good care of your skin. Finding and using products that work for you and that fit in your budget are key, regardless of the brand. Look for:

1.Gentle cleansers that won't strip away your natural oils
2.UVA/UVB blocking sunscreens that help to protect skin from damaging ultraviolet rays
3.Moisturizers that work for your skin type
4.Treatments that address your particular skin concerns: wrinkles and fine lines, acne or hyperpigmentation
Good skin care products can be found in all price ranges and are not restricted to any one particular brand. As you know, I'm always willing to dish on my faves. And our customer service department is available to help you choose.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed]
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