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Note These Things Before You Make Your Next Cosmetics Purchase

Many manufacturers also indulge in misleading advertising of their products.(Representative Image: Shutterstock)

Many manufacturers also indulge in misleading advertising of their products.(Representative Image: Shutterstock)

Investing in high-quality products will ensure that the skin feels and looks great.

Today, makeup and skincare is a multibillion-dollar industry, and it can be hard to navigate through it. With so many influencers in the beauty industry, the opinions are endless and so are the options and advertising. With so many different brands and cosmetics available for practically every skin type, it is difficult to know which one is ideal for you.

The aim should be to see if the product is able to address the concern or deliver what it was aimed to do. But it should also compliment and match the skin tone and suit our skin type. Investing in high-quality products will ensure that the skin feels and looks great.

Consciousness about ingredients

Though many cosmetics suppliers may not provide all of the ingredients, it is crucial to list them. Brands that are unable to provide that transparency also face a lot of backlash. Due to this, the cosmetics industry has lately begun to reduce the usage of mica since side effects of its powder or dust have been documented. Additionally, some ingredients and fragrances can cause allergic reactions to your skin. Many manufacturers also indulge in misleading advertising of their products.

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Furthermore, cosmetics containing chemicals such as parabens, petrochemicals, lead, mercury, and phthalates are all substances now being studied in detail in terms of their effects on our skin.

Identifying and buying according to skin type

Before you choose to buy a product, it is critical that you understand your skin type instead of getting enticed by the marketing. Identifying your skin type on your own, or with the help of a dermatologist may help determine the exact skin type. It must also be noted that skin type is also dynamic, which means that it is not fixed for the rest of your life, and is prone to change. Factors such as hormones, dietary state, and environment all have an impact on your skin type.

If the product is not appropriate for your skin type, it will be ineffective and may worsen current conditions or possibly induce new ones.

Stay away from irritants

You must do a patch test to determine if there are ingredients that cause irritation or allergies to you. When you apply a certain cosmetic to your skin, it will quickly react and trigger irritation, which might lead to allergies. You should be mindful that the skin on different regions of the face differs, which means that the skin type of your lips and eyes can differ. It is critical to recognise that even if a certain brand’s foundation is appropriate for your skin type, the lipstick from the same brand may not be. This is why it is advantageous to choose cosmetics that contain chemicals that suit your skin.

Products that can be incorporated into your lifestyle

Trends come and go, and while the buzz surrounding a new ingredient or product might be enticing, take a moment to examine whether or not you would use it. Investing in the most up-to-date equipment or products makes sense only if you can incorporate them into your routine on a continuous basis. Consider everything carefully before choosing if it’s suitable for you, and make sure you have room in your regular schedule for anything you decide to incorporate.

Determine if the product or formula under consideration adds anything new to your routine or merely duplicates an element or function you already have in a product at home.

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first published:January 13, 2022, 13:30 IST