If you browse the shelves of a beauty store today, you’ll most likely find yourself overwhelmed by hundreds of products. Many of them will all claim to be essential to your routine, so it can be hard to know which products you should really invest in. To help you decide what to add to your beauty and skincare collection read on for some of the key essential items you should always have.
A good cleanser that works with your skin
Clean and nourished skin is an absolute essential when it comes to making sure that you look your best and having a cleanser you can rely on should always be one of your must-have items. Depending on your skin type, you may want to choose a more hydrating or moisturising cleanser, especially if your skin is dry, or a lighter, more astringent one for oily skin. You may also need to change your cleanser throughout the year, as your skin’s requirements and texture will vary across seasons.
A signature fragrance
A fragrance can often seem like a luxury item, but it is a subtle and powerful way of setting the tone for your day. If you can’t decide on a particular scent, or like to mix it up on a regular basis, you might want to try a subscription service instead, such as Scent Magic.
Sunscreen with the right level of SPF
Protection from the sun should always be a top priority when it comes to looking good, as harmful UV rays can have a long lasting impact on your skin. They can lead to premature aging, wrinkling and dry skin, pigmentation and scarring, not to mention the serious risk of skin cancer. Choose a product with the right level of SPF for your skin tone, and make sure that you apply all year round, including in the cooler months.
A lipstick or lip stain
Whether you’re a keen make up user or not, there’s no doubt that a good lip color can instantly lift your mood and confidence levels. It’s no surprise that even during the most difficult times in society, women would still try to retain a little magic in their lives through the use of lip color. Choose a color that works for your skin shade and can be worn everywhere from work to a night out.
A hydrating facial mist
A facial mist might seem like a product with minimal impact, but it can have a surprising effect on your skin. You can use a mist all year round, for a fresh faced, dewy complexion. In warmer months, it’s a great way to cool down or refresh tired faces, while in winter, it can help to prevent skin drying out under harsh weather conditions. A mist can also be used on top of make up to help it last much longer, and is easy to carry around for a quick touch of freshness, wherever you find yourself.