Every morning when you open your feed, you might find influencers talking about a new miraculous product that would change your skin forever. Skincare has become a billion-dollar industry and that has led to a plethora of new launches almost every day (Yes, you heard that right!). This definitely gives more options but also invites a lot of confusion.
The confusion regarding how to choose skincare products? Where to buy skincare products? Should you listen to your favourite influencers, friends or magazines when it comes to these questions?
Partly yes, as they are one of the most popular sources of information. However, even with that info, you might find yourself with the wrong product. To help you avoid that and find the right fit product for your skin, here are a few things you should consider. Read on:
Know your skin type
The first and foremost thing you should know is your skin type before latching onto the next big thing in the skincare market. Without an understanding of your skin type, you might pick the wrong product that would do more harm than good for your skin. There are four types of skin namely normal, dry, oily and sensitive. Discovering your skin type is not rocket science as you can find it out with the help of easy DIYs. Once you know your skin type, you will be able to understand what your skin exactly needs.
Look for trusted brands
Every other day, a new skincare brand comes into the market and might even become popular causing a frenzy among the customers. However, you should avoid buying products from these brands. Instead, you should look for brands whose products have been used and trusted by customers. When millions of people talk about a brand, it shows that the brand is trustworthy and its products are working for people. Find out such brands and make a list of the products you believe you need for your skin.
Look at the ingredients
Once you have picked out your products, it’s time to do the due diligence for each of them. You should go through the ingredients of these products and ensure that there are no harmful chemicals. One of the easiest ways to find toxin-free products is to make sure that the products are free from Parabens, SLS or anything that might hurt the skin in the long term. There are brands like mCaffeine that make products free from harmful chemicals and you can opt for such brands.
Check the credibility of the claims
One of the trends in the skincare industry is the lofty claims by the brands. It’s easier for consumers to get influenced by these claims and choose the products blindly. However, the right way to approach this is to check the credibility of the claims. You should make sure that whatever the product is promising has been certified by a credible laboratory or authority. Along with that, you can also look for users' views regarding that product. You can look at reviews on social media or e-commerce platforms. These reviews will help you assess the product better and help you understand its effectiveness.
Consider your budget
You should also consider your budget while buying a skincare product. As you have to follow a skincare regime for a very long time, you must find products that are sustainable for you on both the quality and budget front. Suppose you find a great product but you can’t afford it in the long term then there is no sense in trying it out. Apart from the quality of products, skincare is also about consistency and for that, you need products that you can use in the longer run. So, make sure you have a clear budget and look for products based on that. And, know this, there is always a great product for you in the market at exactly the price you can afford.
You will learn more about your skin and what suits you with time. However, these aforementioned considerations would certainly help you find what you need to keep your skin at its best.
Skincare is a subjective domain and something else can also be added in this blog to help people, and if you believe you can add something else, feel free to let us know. We would love that. Till then, happy shopping. Aaannnddd, like we always say, stay #AddictedToGood.