Are You Experimenting with Active Skincare Products?

Are You Experimenting with Active Skincare Products?
Are You Experimenting with Active Skincare Products?

Active ingredients have been the talk of the beauty town and if you are a beauty aficionado — you will agree with it. Whether it is retinol or a Vitamin C — everyone wants to add active skincare ingredients to their routine because of the fast visible results everyone has. In a bid to achieve the same, we end up buying products that do not work for us and rather pose more problems than offering solutions for our skincare concerns.

Top pointers to keep in mind while investing in the same:

Make sure you read the label

While there might be names which are hard to decipher or understand most labels do have the key ingredients mentioned in names that you will recognize. This might take you a little extra time, but you can find out a bit more about the benefits of the key actives by doing some research or asking a skincare expert about them. 

Avoid giving into hype

With an industry which launches a new product every single day, it is tough not to get swayed into buying products that are showcased. In fact, the attractive packaging is a great pull too. While it might not be easy to avoid the raving reviews of the products, what you can do is focus on the kind of skin type you have to begin with and understand if the product is truly meant for your skin.

Picking the right actives

If you have very oily skin or skin that is prone to clogging, then use lightweight water or gel-based product. Look for natural exfoliants and mild acids AHAs to ensure healthy skin renewal and exfoliation to prevent clogging.  AHAs like salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid is excellent in exfoliating your skin’s top layer.

To protect and repair dry skin, rich creamy product with shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, almond oil all work well. Dry skin people often suffer from patchy complexion due to irregular exfoliation, so an exfoliating face wash gel can help to restore glow. 

For sensitive skin, look for actives like oatmeal, aloe vera, shea butter in your label list. 


-Riya Singh