It’s always very exciting to put together a beauty regime and then see the evidence of improvements after some time. Be it a new skincare serum or nail supplement, nothing beats the freshly pampered feeling.
Although drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and eating healthy are all important in order to achieve healthy skin, hair, and nails, there are more helpful tips. So, if you’re always on the lookout for new beauty products, look no further. We will explore top tips for skin, hair, and nails in 2020.
Also known as dermarolling, microneedling, is a relatively new skincare tip. Essentially, a wheel covered in tiny needles is rolled on the face, creating tiny punctures.
Microneedling is beneficial because it keeps your skin young and plump, reduces scars, sustains the production of collagen and encourages skin cell turnover. This procedure is pain-free, non-invasive, and gives quick results. Your face may be red for a few hours after, but this will settle.
According to dermatologists, microneedling is also effective in combination with topical treatments. This is because the tiny punctures in the skin allow skincare treatments to better penetrate the skin. However, having this procedure done too often can cause damage to the skin by breaking capillaries, so it’s always best to consult a dermatologist before going ahead with treatments like this.
Apparently, this is the fountain of youth. Seriously, if you haven’t got this in your skincare regime, you’re doing it wrong.
Retinol is a vitamin A (antioxidant), scientifically proven to prevent sun damage, signs of ageing, hyperpigmentation, acne, skin texture, blemishes, and so on. The popularity of retinol has soared more recently, with affordable brands like The Ordinary making simple and effective ingredients affordable.
It is recommended to only use Retinol at night-time as it can be sensitive to skin at daylight. It’s also important not to forget to apply sunscreen every day — retinol makes your skin more sensitive to sun damage. Even if it’s a typical cloudy day, wear it!
Q10 is an ingredient beneficial for mature skin. Effective in delivering hydration and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, this cream is ideal for those seeking a natural defence against ageing. Coenzyme Q10 production reduces as you get older, so give the largest organ in your body some TLC.
Frank Brogan, Senior Nutritionist at Pharma Nord discusses their renowned Q10 cream: “Our Q10 cream is a formula based on a range of evidence-based ingredients, shown in research to deliver skin-benefiting properties. Co-enzyme Q10 helps protect the skin from damage by free radicals and dermatological studies in Germany showed Q10 can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
Pycnogenol contains various bioactive compounds which, in research, have shown to increase micro-circulation to the skin, help protect collagen from breakdown and enhance the production of hyaluronic acid, the body’s moisturiser’. Jojoba Oil has a great affinity with human skin and leaves a velvety, non-oily feel. Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in vitamins E and A, plus fatty acids and is easily absorbed and Squalane (from olive oil) can help prevent moisture loss, ideal for damaged skin.”
Shampoo bars are becoming a very popular alternative in the beauty industry, due to the ever-growing concerns about the environment.
Shampoo bars are essentially bars of soap to be used on hair. And like bars of soap, they don’t come in plastic bottles, which minimise plastic waste. A small bar can last three times longer than a bottle of shampoo, so it is more cost-effective in the long run.
Regular shampoos contain aggressive chemicals like sodium chloride, which are used to give that lathering effect and can dry out your hair or damage it. Shampoo bars don’t contain these harsh chemicals unfriendly to the hair and scalp, yet still, have a fantastic ability to foam.
Beneficial for the environment and good for your hair — what’s more could you need?
Nails can say a lot about your health — when missing essential vitamins and nutrients nails tend to brittle and hardly grow. Luckily, nutrient deficiencies can be easily fixed with nail and hair vitamins.
Foods such as salmon, egg yolk, nuts, avocado, and seeds naturally contain Biotin. If you find that you aren’t getting enough Biotin-rich foods into your diet, this vitamin supplement can help encourage nail growth and health. The recommended daily dose is between 30 and 100 micrograms. There are no known serious side-effects of having too much Biotin, as it will pass through your body.
Another positive benefit is that Biotin is good for hair, skin and nails — so why not?
Consumer expectations are likely to change with the continuous evolution of new beauty products. So, keep your eyes peeled for other rising beauty trends because there is always something new to spoil ourselves with.
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