Top beauty trends for flawless skin, hair and nail
Are you on the lookout for a new beauty regime? Are you keen to know what is expected to be the next big product for 2019? Here, pycnogenol and health supplements supplier, Pharma Nord, take a look at what’s new in facials and check out how to enhance the health and appearance of your skin, hair and nails.
Q10 ubiquinol supplements
Clear skin and wellbeing have been attributed to drinking plenty of water for many years now. But, according to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), 89% of Brits are not drinking enough. Considering that dehydration can cause the skin to become more susceptible to disorders and premature wrinkling, it’s still vital that you consume the recommended 2.5 litres and 2 litres of water a day for men and women respectively.
So, what more can we do to improve our skin’s health, other than just “drink more water”? The supplement, coenzyme Q10, could be the answer. Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant that neutralises harmful free radicals (that we’re exposed to from pollution and UV rays) and helps produce collagen and elastin to fight the signs of skin ageing. Reportedly, demand for coenzyme Q10 is growing in the cosmetics sector, helping Q10 achieve a predicted market growth of 9.1% CAGR until 2028 — so expect Q10 ubiquinol supplements to rise in popularity in the months and years to come.
LED face masks
At-home LED face masks, also known as light-emitting diode devices, are making waves in the facial treatments sector. According to reports, exposing skin to various types of low-level LED light offers anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial advantages. While blue light is supposed to help combat acne, red waves are expected to penetrate the skin even more and ease inflammation.
For several years now, professional beauty parlours have been using these skin-enhancing gadgets. However, they are now readily available for you to use at your leisure at home. According to Hooman Khorasani, chief of the Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, therapy that involves a mix of red and blue light could potentially help “reduce the size of the sebaceous glands, so you don’t produce as much oil”.
While Khorasani states that alternating the days you use LED facemasks is important so you avoid overexposure of red and blue waves, as well as photosensitivity, there are now several safe, at-home light-emitting face devices that you can use. Just check that the one you get has been approved by a regulatory body before using.
Out with the acrylic, shellac and gels and in with the signature nail system (SNS). SNS is a nail-dipping process that utilises a brush-on gel as its base. After, the nail is then submerged in a strengthening powder — in your choice of shade.
While they appear similar to shellac and acrylic nails, SNS means there’s no need to spend time sitting and waiting for your wet nails to dry because you don’t actually use paint. In fact, the colour comes from the powder. Not only does this make the process quicker and simpler, but SNS nails also have a slightly thinner appearance, making them look more natural, and are strong, yet lightweight. If you opt for SNS nails, make sure you get this applied and removed by a professional to avoid any damage to your real fingernail.
This is one beauty product that is really hitting the heights of popularity. Many of us are guilty of spraying our regular perfume onto our hair to make sure we get full coverage of our favourite scent — but did you know that the alcohol in our fragrances actually dries out our hair?
It’s because of this that an influx of women are now taking in the large ranges of hair perfume to be sure their hair keeps its moisture while also smelling divine. According to Vogue, hair perfume is a top trend and the product has been so well received that there are now multiple varieties offering everything from de-frizzing properties to UV-protecting elements.
If you’re not a fan of the oily cleansers and prefer to choose gels over creams, fear not. You no longer have to worry about the texture of your skincare products. This is because of the craze from eastern Asia: melting formulas.
When they’re applied, these skincare products evolve and transform. They move from solids into liquids or even water into oil as they get to work. This is not just to make the item “quirky” so that people will buy it, the aim of melting formulas is to be more easily absorbed by the skin and offer a gentler solution to reducing spots and fine lines.
These formulas can usually be split into three categories: cleansers, masks and moisturisers. Using melting cleansers lets the solution adjust to your body temperature quickly, which helps it penetrate your skin and get rid of impurities more effectively while melting masks tend to offer an efficient balance of semi-solid exfoliating and moisturising properties that dissolve on application to clean pores. Unlike cleansers and masks, the melting moisturiser usually has a gel-like consistency that turns watery as it hydrates your skin — eliminating greasy residue and leaving a clean feeling in the process.
If you’re interested, you can expect more availability and choice in melting formulas as the trend picks up the pace.
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