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What To Consider Before Buying Your Next Cosmetic Product

If you want to enhance or change your look this year after a couple of years that have led to some interesting styles and fashions, it may be time to look into your makeup drawer and see if the cosmetics you use are really working for you.

Unless you are a dedicated follower of skinimalism, there is a very good chance you have tried a product that hasn’t provided you with the effect you want, had a bad reaction or simply has not fit into your skincare routine.

The best way to fix this is to go back to basics and with your next cosmetic purchase, consider the following aspects.

Skin Types And Specific Needs

Everybody’s skin is subtly different, but there are typically four general types of skin:

· Normal Skin

· Dry Skin

· Oily Skin

· Combination Skin

Each of these skin types has specific needs that skincare and makeup products are formulated around. For example, makeup for dry skin will often have moisturising elements to them, and products for oily skin will have oil-free formulations designed to stop clogged pores.

As well as this, everyone has particular blemishes and unique aspects to their skin that may require certain products or to be careful about how much you use.

Try and learn your skin type and factor in what types of products are good and bad for you. Don’t be afraid to ditch a product that is not working for your skin type.

If in doubt, check the ingredients list and do a patch test before you buy anything.

Avoid Harmful Ingredients

There are lots of ingredients in nearly every type of cosmetic product we use, primarily used as either emulsifiers or preservatives to ensure our makeup and skincare products last longer.

However, they can also cause significant harm, so it is worth checking ingredients lists to try and avoid harmful products. Ideally use more organic products with relatively short ingredients lists but in particular, watch out for the following:

· Alcohols

· Artificial fragrances/perfumes

· Toulene

· Polyethene Glycol (PEG)

· Sodium Lauryl Sulphate

· Triclosan


Pricing has always been a complex issue within the world of cosmetics, as not all low-priced products are inherently bad, nor are higher priced products going to have a profound effect.

However, if you see prices that seem wildly deviating from the average, it is worth treating them with some level of suspicion, researching the brand closely and checking the ingredients list to ensure you are getting what you expect.

If you do not want to worry about applying makeup each day, ask about semi-permanent makeup in Hull today.

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