Since time immemorial, if there is one thing women have focused on, it is their beauty. Taking care of skin was something that was at the top of their list of priorities, and in-keeping with those time rightfully so; after all, even the men chose women who were fair-skinned and blemish free. Although the attention on maintaining good looks has just as much zeal in the 21st century, today the choices are terribly confusing. Backtrack a few decades ago, and you will find that what was used then included turmeric, sandalwood, aloe vera as well as a host of other medicinal plants which were comparatively much simpler, not to mention more natural. Here are a few ways to make sure you will not lose your mind at your next trip to the store!
ASSESS YOUR SKIN
Consider this; would you accept medication from a doctor who has not bothered to diagnose you and try to find out what the illness is in the first place? Most definitely not. So why should you simply pluck something off a shelf convincing yourself it will work only to get home and find out it does not? Today, people are in a hurry most of the time which is why breezing past and chucking the product in their shopping cart works. You must assess your skin… where does the problem lie? Is it aggressive? What type of skin do you have? Investing in skincare products in Singapore without addressing these issues is simply a waste of money. Try visiting a dermatologist for a professional opinion.
One of the main reasons people tend to end up with a whole bunch of products they do not even use, is because they get carried away by the label. Remember that they are designed with the aim of attracting your attention and convincing you you need it. Instead of falling for common lines such as ‘brighter appearance in one week’ or ‘eliminates pores’ or ‘reduces blackheads’, familiarise yourself with ingredients that matter such as retinol, salicylic acid and vitamin C to name a few.
BUY ONLY WHAT YOU NEED
Sure you will see promotional campaigns and advertisements everywhere that make you feel as though you must buy all of it to look like you belong in Hollywood; however nothing could be farther from the truth. You must realise that there are quite a number of chemicals that go into these skincare products which can be harmful for skin. Frankly, as long as you maintain a regular 3-step routine which involves cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize, you are good to go!
It seems quite pointless spending all this money on these bottles if you do not take care of yourself. If you smoke for instance, your skin is subject to a lot of harm drying out, and creating fine lines long before they belong there. Not wearing enough sunscreen can also contribute to a certain amount of damage which is why it is crucial you take this seriously. Lack of protection from the sun can result in skin cancer, much worse than just a bad tan. So start with a change in your lifestyle!