From skincare and makeup to haircare, beauty experts tell us how to do it right.
While resolutions get a bit of a bad reputation for being unsustainable, the first few months into the new year is a good time to re-evaluate your habits and goals when it comes to your beauty routine. As most of us start falling off the wagon of eating healthy and hitting the gym regularly, low-commitment changes to your beauty, hair, and skincare regimes can result in significant improvements as the year goes on—a little goes a long way.
Skipping the sunscreen occasionally, or sleeping with makeup on sometimes is forgivable but what's not is not getting the right treatment for your skin. The aisles of skincare products available can be daunting to choose from, so Gunjan Jain, national education manager, Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals, suggests customised skincare solutions through technology consultations which use skin scanning applications to determine the right products for your skin. While makeup may ensure that you look fabulous on your big day, there is no alternative to healthy skin. “The trend is moving towards attaining a naturally healthy look without having to use makeup products to enhance features. The coming year will see an emphasis on using the right products that heal the skin,” she adds.
“Fresh, hydrated skin will always be the most classic look for a bride, both today and for years to come,” suggests Vivek Sahni, CEO and co-founder, Kama Ayurveda. Ensure that you moisuturise liberally before applying your foundation for seamless coverage. If you wish to go bold on the eyes, complement it with a nude glossy lip. Lastly, always remember to remove your makeup before you go to bed so that your skin gets to breathe through the night.
“Today, hair is subjected to intense styling products, tools, and treatments, all of which can eventually lead to damage if hair is not protected and taken care of. The healthier your hair, the easier it is to manage and style as well,” says Gaurav Gupta, Sebastian Professional expert. While heat protectants can prevent damage, regular use of serums and hair masks can help combat frizziness and split ends. You will also see a significant improvement in your hair if you use a singular haircare system from a brand that particularly suits you.
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