If retinoids aren’t part of your skincare routine yet, they should be- especially now that there are some really great over-the-counter options, offering excellent results with less irritation.
I’m frequently asked which item in a skincare routine should you splurge on; and the answer without a shadow of a doubt, is always serums.
You’ve heard the claims and read the studies; sugar is bad for you on a multitude of levels. It causes weight gain, diabetes and has countless negative side effects. But if the promise of a trim waistline hasn’t curbed your sweet tooth, perhaps the prospects of smooth, wrinkle-free skin will.
Bizarre beauty crazes are nothing new. In recent times we’ve had the bird poop facial which promised the alabaster skin of Japanese Geishas. Then it was the 24 karat gold facial which supposedly gave skin a “lit from within” quality; and of course lets not forget the vampire facial which was thrust in to the limelight thanks to Kim Kardashian-West‘s rather gruesome, blood- soaked selfie.
When was the last time you heard the phrase “you snooze, you lose”? When it comes to skincare the exact opposite is true. Sleep is undoubtedly your skin’s best friend. Needless to say you’ve probably noticed the negative effects skimping on sleep has on your face. The bags under the eyes, the sallow, lacklustre skin; they all point to one thing- beauty sleep is real.
Despite being far more time consuming, the multi-step skincare routine that has filtered across from Asia has proven its superiority to the basic 3-in-1 facial wipe Western method. There’s one product that has been a firm favourite in skincare rituals in the Far East for decades that has yet to catch on with the worldwide masses- facial essences.