All women will agree that skin care should provide results. Yet how many products do we use that really deliver on their promises? How do we measure these results?
If you've never used a moisturiser, nearly any new product you put on your skin will feel like it has "worked". This instant gratification is present in a great many products, and is often due to common (harmless) cosmetic ingredients that create a pleasant texture and feel on the skin.
But what if we want more than just surface skin care? We need to separate facts from fiction. The beauty industry is all about marketing hype and advertising. Be a smart consumer, and do some independent research on the products you choose to put on your skin.
Paula Begoun, the "Cosmetics Cop", has written countless books on this topic, and is an expert on skin care and skin care ingredients. She knows exactly what skin needs, and her and her team tirelessly review products from all over the world. Her website is a wealth of knowledge, and a great place to start if you want to put together a new regime. You can also look up reviews of your favourite products to see if they're up to scratch.
After years of writing and research, Paula created her own range of skincare based on her findings. She believes that certain ingredients are key for healthy skin. These ingredients must be in the correct concentration, formula, and packaging.
Her Skin Perfecting BHA and AHA products are in a league of their own. These beautiful ingredients do the following:
- Dissolve and un-glue dead surface skin cells
- Reveal new, fresh skin cells underneath for smoother skin
- Reduce pore size
- Reduce redness, and build collagen
- Unclog pores and reduce / remove whiteheads and blackheads (BHA)
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Smooth skin texture and tone, and creates radiance
After one use, you will notice your skin is softer, and smoother. After a week or two, your skin will be absolutely glowing. These products essentially exfoliate the skin without manual work (scrubbing). They allow our healthy, fresh skin cells to come to the surface. You must wear a good SPF moisturiser or sunscreen daily when using a BHA or AHA product, and ideally use these products at night.
If there is ONE thing you use, ONE thing you spend your money on, make it one of these products. It will change your skin, and your life.