In light of the ongoing pandemic, most of us are cooped up at home practicing social distancing and possibly working from home. Considering the up-close-and-personal nature of now-common Zoom calls, prioritising skincare is requisite to a camera-ready face. However, as in-person beauty treatments are simply not on the cards right now, we are gravitating towards result-oriented beauty buys that allow us to mimic the salon-level benefits at home.
So, if you’re looking to put your product-hoarding tendency to better use or just for a little beauty routine refresh, keep swiping for splurge-worthy skincare essentials that are sure to pique your interest.
Chances are, you’ve tried a lot of face serums in your quest for perfect skin. But a great serum will make a huge difference when it comes to overhauling your complexion, thus giving you camera-ready skin in a few weeks. Vitamin C, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid are some of the hero ingredients to look out for in a skin serum. Whether you’re looking for an ultra-hydrating potion or an anti-aging elixir, a high-quality face serum can transform your skin’s health.
As we are confined to our homes, investing time to heat style our hair every day just seems like a lot of work. A year into the pandemic and we are all in for natural ways to nourish and style our strands. And what’s better than an uber-nourishing hair mask that will not only tame those frizz and flyaways but will also give your mane a silky, smooth texture. Whether you want to wear your hair down or pull it up in a bun, it takes your hair texture up a notch.
Yes, we are all in for indulgent self-care moments that help to delineate between rest and work, and what better than giving your skin a Lil extra TLC with a gua sha massage. If you really want to reap the benefits of quarantine, try incorporating a gua sha massage into your beauty regimen. From depuffed eyes to the sculpted face and sharper jawline- this game-changing product promises to give expensive-looking skin like celebs.
Ah, yes. The classic method you probably envision when you think of exfoliating is the use of brushes and grainy scrubs – anything that uses a physical force to rip off the dead skin cells. However, these physical exfoliants can cause more damage than they’re worth as they sometimes compromise our skin barrier. Instead, invest in a result-oriented chemical exfoliant that gently removes the dead skin cells giving a healthy complexion.
Enter the hero ingredient that needs no introduction. If you are a skincare fanatic just like us, you are likely aware of the infinite benefits of this skincare ingredient. From improving skin’s texture to working as an anti-aging elixir and reducing pigmentation. It is one of the few fail-safe ingredients with absolute guarantee to level up your beauty game.
WFH has certainly increased our screen time which in turn has led to an increase in harmful impact of artificial blue light on our skin. The solution is to invest in blue-light-blocking products that can form a barrier and protect our skin from damage, adding a good sunscreen to your repertoire will also do the trick but make sure you apply sunscreen on all days. Yup! Even when you’re indoors.
Face steamer also has that ritualistic self-care element. Steaming takes your skin to the next level. It opens pores, loosens any dirt, and pulls out residue that has been sitting snug at the surface. Trust us, it actually works wonders. PS: Make sure you apply your toner and moisturiser immediately after you turn off the steam to lock in the hydration.
We’d be remiss not to pay our respects to these investment-worthy, highly sought-after, and beloved sheet masks that can tackle all kinds of skin concerns. TBH, the best part of slapping on a sheet mask is not just the mask itself. Rather, it’s the fact that you’ve time to settle in and give in to the ritual’s soothing process.
These beauty staples will resonate with your skin’s current MOOD.
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