This year saw a pool of innovative and smart launches in the skincare world. From face serums to micellar water to different face masks variants, we witnessed some really cool and useful skincare products joining the ‘trendy skincare club’ and making way to our beauty drawers.
If you’ve mastered your daily C-T-M routine, it’s time you acquaint yourself with an advanced level of skincare. Here are five of the trendiest skincare products that you should be stocking up on and a complete guide on how, when and why you should be using them for healthy and happy skin.
From boosting glow to combating dryness and reversing the signs of ageing, these babies can change your skincare game and how. Formulated with active ingredients and skin-loving acids, face serums target skin concerns while deeply moisturising the skin. Get a face serum suitable for your skin woes and include it in your AM and PM skincare routine. Apply it twice a day before applying moisturiser, in a patting motion.
Face masks have been around since a while but it was only recently that we got to know about the wonders of this product. Face masks, apart from being incredibly relaxing and fun, help remove impurities, brighten the complexion and provide your skin with essential nutrients. You can pick from clay masks, sheet masks and cream masks. Pamper your skin with a face mask regularly after cleansing and exfoliating and always follow up with a moisturiser.
If you’ve been dozing off with your makeup on or using water to get rid of it, here’s a reason to not do it anymore. Micellar water is an innovative beauty product that combines oil and water to gently stave off the last bit of stubborn makeup from the face. It is made up of tiny oil molecule named micelles which are suspended into soft water. These micelles trap impurities and clear makeup, leaving your skin fresh and clean. Pour some micellar water over a cotton ball and glide it over your face to get makeup off your face completely.
One of the hottest skincare ingredients that took the skincare world by storm was retinol. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that helps deal with numerous skin issues like acne, dull skin, pigmentation and most importantly, ageing signs. It helps improve skin elasticity, complexion and the overall health of your skin. You can use a retinol cream every night to fight signs of ageing. Use a small amount on cleansed face before going to bed for youthful and gorgeous skin.
Even if you are a skincare beginner, you’d know the importance of exfoliating for healthy and glowing skin. However, you might not know that there are two types of exfoliators. While physical exfoliators have some beady granules to remove the dead skin cells, chemical exfoliators have skin acids like AHA and BHA in them to do the job.
Chemical exfoliators are trending and for all the right reasons. They are gentler on the skin and give better and more uniform results than physical exfoliators. You can use a chemical exfoliator thrice or twice a week on cleansed skin (like you normally would) for a glowing and bright complexion.