Treat Yo’ Self: 7 Beauty Splurges To Make This Week
We bring to you the different types of acids to include in your skincare routine for a healthy, glowing complexion. YES, ACIDS. Farewell thee well, dry skin.| August 22, 2017
This week, we bring to you the solutions if you’re battling dry skin. We know how painful it is to apply a nice layer of foundation, only to glance at your reflection in horror at your croissant-like skin. The struggles we’ve faced include over-moisturising which results in breakouts, clay masking which results in dry skin, and excessive exfoliation in hopes that the flakes peel off. Been there, done that, never want to go back there again.
Other than the typical “use a moisturiser!” sort of advice, because that’s obvious enough, we’re here to convince you to use some acids. Yes, acids. Acids may sound like something straight out of a torture chamber rather than making your skin glow, but we promise you that it’ll only do the latter. Don’t let the name fool you or create some sort of horror show imagery in your mind. From compounds like leave-on AHAs (alpha hydroxy acid) to exfoliating BHAs (beta hydroxy acid), we’ve got the products and the tips to put you en-route to a glowing complexion all rounded up below.
Natura Bissé Stabilizing Cleansing Mask
If your cleanser isn’t cutting it for you, we recommend using this from Natura Bisse which also doubles as a mask. It contains salicylic acid, which has many benefits including anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-acne, and also exfoliating. It also minimises pore size and prevents your pores from clogging up!
Lancer Retexturing Treatment Cream: Glycolic Acid
Scrubbing your skin could become an addiction, especially when you’re dealing with flakes. However, it doesn’t achieve the best results, and leaves you with red patchy skin. Glycolic acid is an exfoliator that gently removes dead skin from the surface, while brightening and whitening acne or other problem scarring.
3LAB Perfect Balancing Toner
Hyaluronic Acid is not a peel or an exfoliator, but rather, a moisturiser! It helps the skin attract and retain moisture, and gives the skin a plump and smooth look with regular usage.
Le Metier De Beaute Ultimate Hydrator
If you’re feeling fancier, or have a bit more spare cash this month, this creamy rich formula could be your ride-or-die. It also contains hyaluronic acid, and a bunch of other ingredients with “botox-like” results that reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Kat Burki Complete B Illume Brightening Serum
Enriched with Kojic acid, this serum promises to restore damaged cells and diminish dark spots and discolouration. The acid was discovered in mushrooms from Japan, and decreases melanin production in the skin.
Oskia Citylife Facial Mist
Throughout the day, it’s important to have a mist to cool down in the sweltering heat. Make sure to spray once or twice on your neck as well, as it helps you to get cool quicker.
Hampton Sun SPF30 Lotion
It’s important to remember to apply sunscreen after all the AHA/BHA action. This one’s lightweight and moisturising, and it isn’t sticky.
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