Since WFH became a global phenomenon amidst the pandemic, we have started spending more time in front of the screen. Zoom calls and binge-watching Netflix has replaced work meetings and socialising with friends. This has taken a toll on our overall health and that of our skin.
So in 2021, we are trying to turn things around. While it's hard to predict what this year has in store for us in many aspects, we know for sure which beauty ingredients will improve the health of your skin and hair. Scroll down to learn all about these ingredients.
01. Aloe Vera
While the use of aloe in skincare is not new, in 2021 it will take centre stage due to its healing, calming and soothing properties. Wearing masks for long durations can irritate the skin, especially among those with sensitive skin. Applying aloe vera based products can soothe and repair the skin to keep skin irritations at bay.
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Day Creme SPF 20
02. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a skincare hero that does not get enough credit for all the skin concerns it addresses. From uneven skin tone and dull skin to increasing collagen production and preventing premature ageing, vitamin C does it all. Since skin concerns like maskne and dull skin have become prominent in the last few months, the use of vitamin C in skincare has become all the more important.
03. Hyaluronic acid
One of the most gentle and nourishing ingredients is hyaluronic acid. Its properties are similar to that of honey. When applied topically, it acts as a humectant and retains moisture into the skin for an extended period. This results in plump, dewy and younger-looking skin. Since it is gentle, this ingredient is suitable for all skin types.
04. Almond oil
In the hair category, almond oil is set to gain a lot of popularity. Almond contains essential fatty acids that nourish hair from root to tip and make it shiny and soft. If styling and colouring your hair at home during the lockdown has made it dull and lifeless, almond oil can help turn things around.
05. Amla oil
Amla or Indian Gooseberry is no longer just a desi ingredient. The benefits of this hair care ingredient have become popular all around the world. It works on both the scalp and hair, to address problems like hair fall, dandruff and prevents premature greying, stimulates hair growth and more.
BB picks: Indulekha Bringha Hair Oil