Connector April 2024

CONNECTOR.AE 32 CONNECTOR.AE 33 Health and Wellness Health and Wellness Top Things To Consider Before Investing In Skin Care Products Taking care of our skin and using the correct set of products not only helps maintain the skin barrier but also helps us achieve the dewy and radiant skin we all dream of. People often confuse skincare with makeup, but the two are different. Skincare products focus on maintaining the health of your skin, while makeup adds an extra layer of glamour. Hence, the two are not the same. When it comes to choosing products, whether you opt for high-end brands or a stores own branded rage, it’s crucial to choose your skincare wisely. The brand doesn’t always matter, but the ingredients and quality do. So, if you’re new to the skincare world, here are the top things you must consider before investing in skincare products. Understand Your Skin Type First and foremost, before investing in any product, it’s important to understand your “There are four common skin types, normal, oily, combination and dry. The easiest way to figure out your skin type is to wash your face with a cleanser. Wait for 30 minutes and then assess your skin. If you see shine and oil on your skin, this means you are oily. If your skin feels tight and dry, this means you are dry. If you see a mix of oil on your T zone and tightness on your cheeks, this means you are a combination. Finally if your skin feels just fine, no tightness and no oiliness, this means you have normal skin. Note that skin can vary and change depending on the environment, so adjust your skincare accordingly.” Start Reading The Ingredients When purchasing skincare products, it’s easy to fall into the trap of advertisements and buy products solely based on brand promises and claims. However, it’s crucial to read the label, understand the ingredients, and research their effectiveness and compatibility with your skin type before investing. For example, a good moisturiser should be easy to absorb, non-sticky, and lightweight, with no synthetic ingredients. Similarly, sunscreen should provide broadspectrum protection, be lightweight, and leave no white cast on your face. So, start reading and prioritise your skin’s health and avoid potential long-term issues. Explaining this further, Mukta Purain, Founder of MissPalettablle, adds, “Depending on your skin, you should be looking at ingredients. If you have oily skin, products with salicylic acid or mandelic acid are great. Niacinamide is a great ingredient as well for inflammation. When it comes to chemical exfoliators, BHA is great for oily skin. On the other hand, hyaluronic acid is skin type because every product caters to a particular skin type. You need to determine whether you have oily skin, dry skin, a combination of both, or if you have acne or skin allergies. This is crucial because if the product doesn’t suit your skin type, it might cause more harm than good. So, you can either consult your dermatologist or seek advice from a beauty expert at the skincare store to understand your skin type before investing in products. Helping us understand the importance of understanding skin types, Mukta Purain, Founder of MissPalettablle, adds, “Everyone’s skin is different and it’s really important to understand your skin type and concerns before investing into any skincare products.