With all the buzz around new makeup finds it’s easy to forget about taking better care of your skin. And not sleeping with your makeup on doesn’t equal good skin care! You may be getting your fill of Omega 3, drinking water and washing your face meticulously but there’s plenty more you can do to take your skincare routine up a notch. Presenting the top ten skin care trends & tips that are making a buzz and promise a clear, radiant complexion with almost no hassle at all.
Makeup with skincare benefits
This is so genius that I wonder why we didn’t have it sooner. Makeup that also gives your skin a boost is now all the rage. We’re totally in awe of L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Skin Illuminator, a tinted all-in-one lightweight moisturizer with tone-matching coverage that instantly evens out and illuminates dull skin. The Natio Acne Clear & Cover Tinted Daily Repair Oil Free Moisturiser is an equally marvellous product that reduces shine, prevents breakouts and evens out your skin tone all at once.
Sunlight is bad! For your skin that is. And not just your face, but your neck, arms, legs, hands and feet. When Khloe Kardashian said she uses SPF hand cream, it was only a matter of time before the world caught on. Given the sunny climes we live in you’ve got to incorporate SPF infused products in every aspect of your hair & skin care routine even when it’s cloudy. We’re currently loving Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo, a SPF infused shampoo to protect color and shine. Revlon Photo Ready Air Brush Effect Make Up SPF 20 and of course Natio Wellness Hand Cream SPF 15 are our other faves.
Facial cleaning brushes
If you haven’t tried the Natio Electrical Deep Cleansing Face Brush, it’s time you did. Recent reports suggest that cleansing brushes get rid of harmful pollutants and activate skincare products better than just using your hands so that absorption into skin is faster. This skin savior comes with a two speed face brush, two brush heads and batteries.
All natural products
If there was ever a time to go herbal this is it. The average person slathers, lathers, rubs and sprays 10 different skin care products on daily, absorbing nearly 130 chemicals! No one really knows how certain chemicals affect us over time but some like Phthalates have been linked to birth defects and infertility. Nykaa is celebrating herbal & ayurvedic skin and hair care all month and grab your favorities right here!
What’s that? Coined by trend-forecasters ‘25/7 beauty’ is about consumers managing to squeeze in an extra hour into their days to pause and relax. Beauty-wise, this means using multitasking skin care products that do more in half the time. Think skin lightening night creams (L'Oreal Paris White Perfect Clinical Overnight Treatment Cream) and foundation that doubles up a primer (Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation # 230 Natural Buff). Why pile on products if one skin care product can do perform multiple steps?
There’s enough literature to suggest that pollution is as damaging to skin as sun exposure. Not only does pollution destroy the skin’s protective keratin layer it also causes premature aging. Want to look and feel young? Switch to anti-pollution products like Vaadi Herbals Anti-Pollution Silver Facial Kit and Kiehl's Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque that defend and replenish skin and strengthen it against environmental factors.
They’ve been around for a while but 2016 has seen a profusion of sheet masks from charcoal and seaweed to fruit and hydrogel ones. New age sheet masks stick onto your face like a second skin and gently force ingredients into skin. We’re loving MaskerAide Pre-Party Prep Facial Sheet Mask for a quick burst of hydration and skin brightening goodness before a big night. Or erase the early signs of aging with MaskerAide I Don't Wanna Grow Up Facial Sheet Mask infused with natural Ylang-Ylang and Argan Oils, Vitamin E, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Elastin.
Lots of Niacinamide
What’s that? There’s growing research that of Niacinamide’s skin benefits including improving elasticity, shrinking pores, evening out skin tone and enhancing skin’s barrier function. The perfect ingredient for women dealing with breakouts AND wrinkles. Want in? Try Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Acne Treatment Cream or Olay Total Effects 7 In 1 Anti Ageing Skin Cream Day / Normal.
You’re slathering creams on your face but what about your neck? Even though necks are the first to show signs of sag. This will be the year of new generation lifting and firming products for the chin and bust to complete your skin care regime. We have tried and loved Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Face & Neck Lifting Day Cream + Ponds White Beauty Blemish Balm Fairness Cream and Thalgo Silicium Extracts - Face Contour & Neck.
Who wants to wait two months for skin to look younger, firmer and brighter? We want results and want them fast. Facials using lasers and fractional devices to regenerate the skin and increase collagen levels are now the rage. As is mesotherapy, a procedure to inject miniscule amounts of Hyaluronic Acid and vitamins into skin to brighten and tighten.
Which skin trend are you going to embrace? Comment below.
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