As much as I could find a million and one features on skincare, and how I satisfy my inner addiction reading the information, the idea, and achievable, thought of having a radiant, hydrated, and smooth complexion excites me as much as the next person. Since picking up that St Ives facial scrub, biggest mistake ever, I’ve always had a love for skincare. For me, it’s grown in the last few years, it’s all about how it makes you feel and all the possibilities it can have for your skin. There’s a huge positive side of having a regular skincare routine, which not only gets us all hooked in, but opens ourselves up for the endless amounts of moisturisers, serums, cleansers, and toners that’s available.
For the last 10 years I have experimented with a lot of skincare ranging from acne-prone products to those promising to give my skin a burst of hydration, and I’m probably going to continue to experiment – especially as my skin will change as I get older. In a recent Outline feature, writer Krithika Varagur claims that skincare is nothing but a scam and the perfect skin just simply doesn’t exist. Having spent a lot of time, and yes money, on different products, I’ve not only invested in a certain type of product, but my main investment is always on the ingredients. Ingredients such as Vitamin C is said to help reduce visible effects of hyperpigmentation and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid has been proven to increase hydration levels in skin and retain up to 1,000 times it’s weight in water. Retinol is a powerhouse ingredient that helps restore skin, smoothies wrinkles, firms and improves overall skin tone and texture. We’ve all experienced a good skin day, and personally attending to my skins needs is always the reason why.
But claiming the reason we buy into skincare is purely to prove to others that it’s what we’ve worked for is simply an uneducated comment targeted at all skincare lovers. When it comes to skincare, I’ve expressed I buy into the ingredients and what my skins needs are. This sometimes results in purchasing a product that costs and arm and a leg or one that costs as little as a few pounds. The confidence that can simply come from having a routine suited to my needs, my lifestyle, and any concerns is the reason I invest, and the reason I like to share with you my latest buys and what products I’m really getting on well with. My routine can differ from day to day and sometimes I need something to get me through the day. One day I will use two serums instead of a moisturiser and others I’ll just use a facial mist. Cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising my face is something that I do for myself, and so it’s my own choice how much I spend, what product I’ve bought into, and most importantly, my choice if I want to share it with others. It’s all about treating and caring for my own skin and it’s something I don’t feel I need to explain – because I will forever be a skincare addict! What do you think of Krithika Varagur’s latest claims?