Millennials, like many, love a trend and damn, we can be more fun for a good marketing campaign. Skin care trends are an excellent example. How much do we really know about the skin care science, and how much is it smart marketing in our thousands of weaknesses – our fave nuance of pink, quartz and avocado? Yes thank you.
Just think about it: how many times have you read a model skin care regimen or seen one (very cute but paid) Instagram snap and bought the product without questioning if a) it actually works or b) is it good for your skin? Guilty. So we debunking five of the most thoughtful skin care services on social media. Finally, you will know the truth!
1. Natural or organic means that it is better for your skin
Many of us assume that if it's something natural or organic, it's better for you, whether it's a skin care product or a fruit juice – the latter is better for you because it's free of chemicals or pesticides. But when it comes to skin care, it's not that easy; There are lots of natural organic ingredients that can irritate the skin. Take essential oils as an example, they are super potent and must be used with care. Some also say that they should not be used at all.
There is actually no scientific evidence that confirms natural or organic is better for your skin. Similarly, just because something contains synthetic ingredients does not mean that it's bad for your skin either. And just because a product claims it's organic or natural does not mean it's 100%. For products claiming they are "made with organic", only 20% of the ingredients need to be organic, or only 10% if you eventually rinse the product (as a detergent), which is HUGE misleading! Find our guide to buying ecological beauty here.
2. Crystals will heal your skin
Chances are that if you're a millennium rolling through Instagram, you'll see crystals everywhere – whether it's a crystal flatlay or a beauty cabinet with her favorite skin-saving rose quartz jade roll. We can not deny a large proportion of their appeal is down to the fact that they are pretty, but they actually have some skin care. Crystalline skin care label Själ Skincare explains that "Our body's energy system resonates naturally with crystals and precious stones (as they act as semiconductors), it also helps deliver natural energy to harmonize and balance."
Crystals have a high vibration energy (all in the world have a vibration energy – think "good vibes"), which encourages some kind of healing or well-being. Crystals contain minerals that our body needs to maintain fresh skin just as we need important vitamins. These minerals may occur in your skin care products in powder or oil crops or in stone. We are currently occupied by Kora Organics Rose Quartz Luminzer, $ 28, a cream-based ultra moisturizing highlighter, which actually contains rose quartz powder. Miranda Kerr, founder of Kora Organics, said she used the quartz quartz because "The crystal opens the heart chakra and is believed to encourage self-esteem and forgiveness. "We are like this!
3. If Korea does, we should also
Judgment: Not true (ish)
Over the past five years, Korean beauty has taken over the industry, and now we want to know about all its skin care trends. And understandably, have you seen Korean glass leather? It's flawless. But that does not mean that a Korean skin care system will work for everyone, so that does not mean you should always follow the classic K-Beauty skin care system.
Take the 7-Skin method (toning seven times) as an excellent example; If you have sensitive skin or use a contracting toner and you tan seven times you may irritate the skin. With the 7-Skin method, use a mild hydration toner that adds hydration layers instead of stripping the skin. So, although there are some rules that you should follow, like double cleaning, do not just assume that it works automatically for you, as it may be due to the wrong treatment depending on your skin type. Check out this post for K-beauty rules like comes work for you.
4. More steps, more active ingredients = better results
When our love for skin care grows, our beauty skills and skin care services once reserved for a certified dermatologist are now a regular chat over matched lattes. AHA, BHA, retinol? You name it, we know it, and the chance is that we get it in our skin care system. But because of active ingredients without knowing how often they are used, they can consider your skin. So, provided more steps and more active ingredients make "more" for your skin, is not necessarily the case.
The general rule to adhere to active ingredients is: The stronger the product, the less you should use it. If your detergent and exfoliator contain, for example, AHA, make sure your moisturizer or serum does not, otherwise you could outperform the skin, damage the skin's barrier and leave it dry.
5. Meditation can give you that glow
The exercise of mindfulness and meditation has taken over the past few years, and it has improved our mind, body and soul ever since. The discovery has been met with some serious skepticism, even though we are ready to ride that wave for millennia.
Meditation has been scientifically proven to improve skin quality. In a recent study by the University of Sheffield, two groups of psoriasis sufferers received treatment, a group listened to meditation bands while receiving treatment and the other did not. Patients who practiced meditation healed four times faster than those who did not. Fact. For our favorite meditation apps and more deets on how it can help your skin, check out our round up here.
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