Model Approved Skin Care Essentials
Are you looking for some skincare essentials that models and beauticians equally love? Well, we’ve got you covered.
We reveal 5 simple and accessible products models love and use in their daily skincare maintenance and why models swear by it.
Skincare Essentials That Models Love
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The world of skincare is absolutely massive and having a winning set of products is key, but finding these great products can be a tough task because of how many competing brands there are on the market.
In this article, we'll be sharing which products are most important and why you need to be using them. These items should be part of your daily skin care routine and we think you’ll absolutely love them.
1. A Great Cleanser
A good cleanser is the cornerstone of any solid skincare routine and should be the first step in your regime, morning and night. It's important to find a cleanser that suits your skin type as this will help to ensure that your skin is being properly cared for.
If you have oily skin, you'll want to look for a gel or foaming cleanser as these will help to remove excess oil without stripping the skin. If you have dry skin, on the other hand, you'll want to look for a balm-based cleanser as these will be more gentle.
Cleansing is really important to your skin care routine because it is designed to remove any grime, impurities, or excess oil from your face that could otherwise cause a breakout.
Why not give your face a double cleansing approach like they do in Japan? It's super easy to do as well, with you first cleansing with an oil cleanser before washing and then using a moisturising cleanser to restore hydration after cleaning your skin.
2. A Skin-protecting Serum
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Vitamin C is an absolutely essential ingredient in any skincare routine as it has so many benefits for the skin. It's a powerful antioxidant which means it helps to protect the skin from damage caused by sunlight, brightens the complexion, and even helps to boost collagen production.
If getting it in serum form isn't for you, supplements can do a decent job at giving you skin that's robust and sun damage resistant. Getting vitamin C onto your skin and into your diet is something that's overlooked by many, despite the benefits of it being well-known.
All of these factors combined, make this vitamin a real powerhouse ingredient that every model swears by. Many don't seem to have incorporated it into their skin care routines, but we have no idea why.
3. An Spf Primer
SPF primer is an absolute must-have for caring for your skin, no matter what time of year it is. The sun's UV rays can cause all sorts of damage to the skin including wrinkles, sunspots, and even cancer so it's important to always make sure you're protected with a good quality SPF product. Look for an SPF30 or higher on the label.
Using a good primer with a good SPF rating can help your skin from drying out and stop you from ageing prematurely, making you look younger for longer. When buying a good SPF primer, you should look for a product that will give your skin a good glow and is easy to use, whilst also giving you a grease-free finish.
4. A Hydrating Moisturiser
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A good moisturiser is essential for keeping the skin hydrated and looking perfect. What's important is to find one that suits your skin type as this will help to ensure that your skin is getting the hydration it needs without becoming too greasy or oily.
Your moisturiser is something that's definitely worth spending good money on because it can help you to look fresh, as well as help you continue to a youthful appearance thanks to the lack of dried and cracked skin. It's worth the investment!
5. A Facial Oil
Facial oils are a great way to add an extra boost of hydration to the skin and they can be particularly beneficial for those with dry or mature skin types. They can also help to balance out oil production in those with oily or combination skin types.
Why use facial oil though? These beauty facial oils help give you a luminous appearance and can keep you looking moist and ready to seize the day. There are lots of different facial oils on the market so it's important to find one that contains ingredients that are beneficial for your specific skin type.
Nobody wants to have skin that's dry and in poor condition, so investing in a good facial oil will help remedy this and help make you confident in your skin. These oils can actually restore aged skin, and deliver vital antioxidants.
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Drinkable Skincare: The Latest Trend in Beauty
In the world of skincare and makeup, things seem to be changing at the speed of light. It appears like every new day brings a new magical cream, an abundance of serums that promise to change our skin forever, along with numerous other topical innovations. They all boast an abundance of retinol, vitamins, collagen and antioxidants that guarantee a flawless complexion and plump, radiant skin. It was only a matter of time when something new will appear on the skincare market, and now it has. To our surprise, it wasn’t another skincare product, at least not one applied in a traditional matter.
Although the effectiveness of the new drinkable skincare trend is yet to transpire, every innovative step is bound to tickle and intrigue us. If it proves effective, it could change the way we view and practice skincare for good, but as the effectiveness of the new trend still await proof, all we can do is explore the topic with as many pieces of information we have, give it a go and see what happens.
1. Putting Our Finger On It
What is drinkable skincare exactly? Given that it’s a ‘brand new thing’ in skincare, it’s difficult to put a finger on it. The rise of drinkable collagen or even a digestible SPF and probiotics in concoctions that promise to reduce dark spots and dull skin, fight aging and target numerous other skincare issues and concerns is, however, undeniable. The products in question vary from vitamin-rich juices to dry supplements that are supposed to be added to your regular beverages.
Besides, the ‘line’ of products goes as far as to introduce a collagen peptide, a drink whose effectiveness has been studied by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. According to their report, the consumption of this drink has increased skin hydration within an eight-week time span, as well as collagen density in the dermis. The study concludes that the oral supplementation has definitely proven effective in slowing down the aging process, and that is definitely food for thought.
2. The Idea Behind It
Again, it’s difficult to state where the idea for this kind of skincare came from, but given the increasing popularity of fresh-pressed juices that were initially used as a means to detox and cleanse the body from the built-up toxins, this is a safe place to start. It’s hard not to notice that people have been investing in quality cold-press juicers, like the ones by reputable brands such as Kuvings for years now, as they wish to get all the best ingredients out of their fruits and other members of the superfoods family.
The term superfoods has been around for quite some time now. One of their trademark features is the fact that they do wonders for the skin. The holistic approach to skincare has always emphasized the inextricable bond between the gut and the skin, claiming that what we put inside our body is as important (if not more important) as what we put on it. For instance, according to the holistic approach, sedentary lifestyle, a sugar-based diet and food sensitivities don’t only affect our overall health, but inevitably reflect on our skin, and NYC-based dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD agrees. She states that “research has shown that the bacteria in your gut interact with your immune system, which leads to changes in your skin. Harmful bacteria in your gut can lead to inflammation—like redness, acne, and rosacea.”
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the effects of a healthy diet featuring yogurts, and vitamin-packed juices will be easily visible. It’s even less surprising that someone came up with drinkable solutions for all our skin problems.
3. The Future
Predicting the future is a tricky feat, but if the study with collagen is any indication, it’s safe to assume that we’ll be seeing more and more of these types of skincare products. That being said, this is still a novelty, and one that could fade out just as fast as it came in, so don’t go clearing out your bathroom cabinets just yet. Of course, pressed juices are always welcome, as we know how important vitamin intake is for our health. As for skincare, yes, the connection between body and skin is strong, but whether drinkable skincare products will stand the test of time – well, only time will tell.
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BUFF & BUTTER
Over the past few weeks I have been using some products that were kindly sent to me to review from Buff & Butter.
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Seaweed and Aloe Refreshing Eye Gel
As I am now 31 years old and I have started to notice my body changing in ways that I am not too happy about, I have found myself frantically searching for a product to remove the bags from under my eyes. I wanted them to have that youthful sparkle once again. For a few weeks I have been using Essentials AA skincare collections Seaweed and Aloe refreshing eye gel. It comes in an easy to carry beige and green bottle with a pump style top and is suitable for all skin types. It soothes the skin and can be used for removing make-up.
The Seaweed that is in the eye gel is rich in vitamins and minerals and when not being eaten it can be applied directly to the skin. Seaweed is said to both strengthen and soothe skin and also has a natural anti-inflammatory so it keeps redness of the skin to a minimum.
The Aloe in the gel also known as the “plant of immortality” by the Egyptians and has been used in medicines for centuries. It heals wounds while treating many other skin conditions. Unlike other eye gels this one will not break the bank as you can buy it online for only £6.96p.You only need to use a small amount therefore a 50ml bottle could last you a long time. After only using the eye gel a few times I noticed the puffiness around my eyes calming down. My family and friends have commented on my appearance and have been asking what my secret is. I was more than happy to share it with them and tell them that it was Seaweed and Aloe gel from Essentials AA skincare collection. Finally the area around my eyes feel youthful again, they are refreshed and ready for what life has to throw at me.
Written by Haley Sweeney