When it comes to “complicated relationships,” our skin takes the cake. One day it’s flawless. The next it’s dry as a bone. And the next week? Oily beyond compare. Falling into a skincare routine that actually works is hard, and finding the right products is even harder. Luckily, many leading beauty brands are working their magic to help people like us. If you’re in need of a serious transformation to rejuvenate your skin, take a look at these seven must-have beauty products that belong in everyone’s vanity.
1. Face masks
Face masks. Face masks. Face masks. We can’t say it enough. These glorious products sure know how to bring dull skin back to life. When it comes to face masks, it’s important to determine what type of skin needs rejuvenating.
Do you have dry skin? Opt for a hydrating face mask with ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen, avocado, and vitamin E. Oily skin? Use a mattifying mask with active ingredients such as clay and charcoal to draw out excess oil. To top it all off, fill your tub up, throw in a bath bomb, light some scented candles, and create your own personal spa day right at home!
Your face isn’t the only skin that should be well-kept. Investing in a rejuvenating body wash will make you feel like a brand-new person every time you step out of the shower. Body wash with exfoliating fruit extracts and natural ingredients will turn tired skin into a radiant wonder. And to keep your skin feeling extra smooth, make sure you wrap yourself in soothing bath towels that don’t irritate your skin.
Makeup can be a bit tricky. If you’re using the wrong type, you can be causing more harm than good. Makeup is no longer used as a form of beauty, but as a way for women and men alike to express their creative side, personality, and emotions. To pull off the ultimate look, you want to ensure you have the right makeup for your skin type.
Whether you need makeup for sensitive skin or makeup for tough skin, there are options out there for everyone. So, experiment at your local makeup stores such as Sephora or a Macy’s and get samples to bring home. See which ones work for you so you can radiate confidence and take the world by storm.
4. Contouring Brush
If there’s one thing you need to put on your Christmas list this year, it’s a contouring brush. Today’s contouring brushes have the ability to completely revamp your skin by removing dirt, grime, and imperfections that are hiding deep inside your pores. These brushes are able to smoothen your skin with gentle vibrations to create a tighter, toned look.
5. Skin Scanner
If you thought the contouring brush was out of this world, Neutrogena just released the Skin360 Skin Scanner. Their new scanner turns your iPhone into an at-home dermatologist. The 30x zoom lens attaches right onto your iPhone’s camera lens to analyze your skin above and below the surface to reveal moisture levels and overall health. No more searching WebMD and freaking yourself out thinking an ingrown hair is an incurable disease!
Moisturizer. Enough said. This product should be on you at all times. Moisturizer is the key ingredient to maintaining healthy, rejuvenated, and ageless skin. And if you’re one who believes Pharrell Williams is a vampire because he hasn’t aged in 12 years, you’re sadly wrong. His secret? He washes his face daily and uses moisturizer morning and night.
7. Hydrating Serum
Serum has been making waves across the world of beauty, and many of you may think it’s just another product to layer on your face that may be useless. Well, do we have news for you! Serum is not just any type of moisturizer. It’s thin enough to penetrate right into your pores to hydrate your skin. When used in conjunction with the right moisturizer, your skin’s moisture will stay locked beneath your skin's surface, creating everlasting hydration. No more dry, dull, and sad skin. Hydrating serums will make your face glow, feel fresh, and stay moisturized all day long.
Keeping your skin happy doesn’t have to be an arduous task. Stocking your vanity with these seven beauty products will make everyone wonder what your skincare routine is as you strut by with glowing confidence.