It’s common knowledge that there are steps to be followed when applying skincare products on your skin. For example, you should always cleanse your face before applying your moisturiser for better absorption. What’s the point of buying an expensive cream if your skin is not going to absorb any of the goodness?
It’s summertime and that means lots of outdoor activities ?- from nature walks to picnics to chilling at the beach. We all want that post-holiday tanned skin to show off in front of everyone. But disaster strikes when you realise that your skin feels a little bit too tight and it resembles the colour of a tomato more than the gorgeous shade of tan you were aiming for.
As a society, we have always been obsessed with the idea of the ideal beauty. From Cleopatra’s fame as a femme fatale with indisputable beauty, to the iconic 1950s star Marilyn Monroe, and even now with stunning celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o, we are constantly trying to keep up with the ever-changing beauty standards. But beauty itself is an unpredictable quality that fluctuates, depending on whose view we’re looking from.
They say sleep is for the weak, but that’s far from the truth! Sleep is one of the most important things your body requires to recuperate, regenerate and recover. And that applies not just to your body’s internal organs, but your skin as well!
A poll from New Beauty asked readers, “On which area of your face did you first notice signs of aging?” and 58% of the respondents said they noticed first signs of ageing around the eyes. As we age, our skin loses its ability to regenerate and bounce back. This results in dark circles, eye bags and fine lines that become more prominent regardless of how much beauty sleep you’ve had.
Unless you sell air purifiers, you are probably not too pleased with the return of the haze. While you can stock up on N95s to mask away the burning smell and protect your airways, have you thought about the impact of the smog on our skin?
Anti-pollution skincare is fast becoming a trend in recent years. We see it on the shelves, on the net, and on social media. But do you know why it has been dubbed the next big thing in the skincare industry?