We’re faced with a dizzying array of beauty products whenever we start looking for a new moisturiser, cleanser, toner or anything in between. So many products make a wide range of claims, so how can you work out which ones will actually be beneficial?
A recent article for Lifehacker looked at the science behind skin care and explained which active ingredients in our skin care products we should be looking for.
If you want something to help treat mild acne, look for a product that contains salicylic acid, which helps exfoliate dead skin cells and because it’s oil soluble, it works well on oily skin, the website notes.
Retinoids, meanwhile, are a good way to treat both acne and fine lines. According to the news provider, they increase the rate at which your skin sheds dead skin cells and can therefore also be effective at lightening dark spots on your skin.
Vitamin C has long been touted as an essential skin care ingredient, because it’s thought that it can help protect against damage from UV rays.
Also on the list of ingredients to look out for were alpha-hydroxy acids and benzoyl peroxide.
Allure recently highlighted the way in which women in Japan and Korea pat lotions and moisturisers onto their skin, rather than rubbing it in. The publication noted that this is because it’s gentler on the skin, while also increasing the absorption of the product.
Sometimes we all need a bit more of a pick-me-up though, in which case a HIFU facial can be the perfect choice to rejuvenate your skin and make you feel great. This might also be the push you need to get into a better skin care regime at home.