Is Skincare The New Make-Up?
For many of us, spending a lot of money on expensive make-up is just a way of life. We never bat an eyelid as we fill our online basket with 3 digits worth of the latest and greatest make-up brands and releases.
After all, we need all of this make-up to ensure our skin looks perfect every time we leave the house!
But actually, if we committed to an effective skincare regime, a lot of us wouldn’t dream of spending the same sort of money or effort on makeup as we do now.
After all, some of us are even guilty of going to bed at night without even taking our make-up off properly!
Perhaps you have an issue with acne or you have dry, irritated skin. Rather than take the time out to work on it, it is often easier and quicker to simply cover the problem with make-up. For those with busy lives, though, we simply don’t have the time in the mornings to do a full-face contour.
Nor do you want to have to deal with make-up when you have to nip to the shops for something as simple as milk – this is just a waste of expensive foundation!
How to Tighten Pores and Get Rid of Saggy Skin
Remember that episode of Sex and the City, where Charlotte admitted she would sit and look at her enlarged pores in a mirror for hours?
Growing up has taught just how real that scene was!
Large pores are a common source of low confidence in both men and women.
This is particularly the case when make-up isn’t always very good at covering or hiding enlarged pores. But it’s not just our pores that can cause low confidence.
As, when we get older, the elasticity of our skin starts to sag, meaning your pores can look even larger which leads to further problems.
Now, you can’t get rid of your pores entirely – your skin needs them! – but you can tighten your pores and skin with right skincare products and routine. This will make your skin look both smoother and years younger.
Intrigued? Well here are our top recommendations for ways you can tighten up both your pores and skin, so stick with us:
How and Why You Should Begin Your Anti-Aging Routine in Your 20s!
It’s the most frequently asked question in the beauty industry – “what is the best anti-aging skin routine”.
Chances are, most people asking it are getting on and starting to see the signs of aging.
Do you want to know a secret?
The real best way to fight off aging and keep your skin looking youthful and beautiful is to begin an effective anti-aging skincare routine before these signs begin to appear!
After all, it's only a matter of time before all those late nights, lack of sleep and long days at the office soon start showing on your skin - getting ahead of the game will keep it away for as long as possible and ensure you're ready for any telltale signs that do appear!
Glycolic Acid: Risks, Benefits & Tips for the new IT Skincare Ingredient
It’s natural to feel a little hesitant when we hear the word acid as a skincare ingredient. Especially when it brings up memories of school science classes, where teachers always warned us how dangerous acids are. So, when we hear that glycolic acid is the new must-have beauty product that will make our skin look gorgeous, it’s understandable to feel a little cautious.
It's time to get over that though, because glycolic acid is the new trending skincare ingredient of the moment, and for good reason!
Let us explain:
Best Skincare Routines for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin is something that all of us can suffer from at times, especially when we’re on certain medications or when we’re stressed.
In fact, studies have found that 44.6% of Americans consider themselves to have sensitive or highly sensitive skin.
Is this more or less than you would have expected?
Of course, all of this means an effective sensitive skin care routine is essential information, so let's dive right in with our favourites:
Night-time Eye Serums & Creams: How & When to Apply for Maximum Benefits!
As you've come to learn, here at Luminositie we love anything to do with healthy, all-natural, cruelty-free skincare.
Despite this, eye creams are among our absolute favourite skincare products.
If your skincare troubles or fears involve puffy eyes, dark circles, crows feet or eye wrinkles, a good eye serum will go a long way towards warding them off and is perhaps the only non-negotiable part of a good skincare routine, outside of moisturizing.
But there is a lot of confusion out there regarding when and how to apply an eye cream for the best possible results, as well as the ingredients to look out for to separate the best from the fakes.
Luckily, we're here to solve this for you forever.
Read this page in detail, and by the end, you'll be an eye serum expert and be able to use your newfound knowledge to compare eye creams and find one that works for you without breaking the bank.
So, let's start with the basics!
The 7 Best Skincare Ingredients for Healing Damaged or Aged Skin
Damaged skin from aging, dryness or sun exposure can lead to all sorts of problems.
There are all sorts of products out there that claim to be able to repair your skin and solve these issues, but the only way to be sure which ones actually do is to do your research when it comes to the ingredients.
There are certain scientifically proven anti-aging ingredients and natural treatments for sun damaged skin that are guaranteed to make a difference, while other "top anti-aging ingredients" haven't been proven to repair skin at all.
Finding the best skin healing products is simply a matter of learning the best skincare ingredients, along with the ones that should be avoided, and taking the time to check the contents to make sure you're buying skincare products that really work.
There was a time when doing this accurately involved delving into dozens of academic papers and analysing different studies, but guess what?
Your friends have Luminositie have been doing this for years in an attempt to formulate the most naturally effective skincare products on the market.
So why not share what we've learned with you too?
Welcome to our guide to the 7 best skincare ingredients for repairing damaged skin and preventing dryness, aging and keeping skin firm, youthful and healthy!
Why Everybody Should Try Cupping Therapy
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy technique that involves placing suction cups on the body to stimulate blood flow and help combat muscular aches and pains.
It's been in use for centuries but has recently become the trend on everybody's lips.
But how much can it really help?
Do Anti-Cellulite Massagers Really Work? Benefits, Uses and Side Effects
In an age of Instagram influencers and photoshopped models looking down at us from billboards everywhere we go, you'd be forgiven for thinking cellulite wasn't all that common.
In fact, cellulite, also known as "orange peel skin", has been found to affect between 80% and 90% of women.
Despite cellulite being so normal, our increasing beauty standards mean many women are willing to do almost anything to help combat it.
One of the most popular modern treatments is the anti-cellulite massager device.
This range of products is growing in number and being recommended by professionals all over the planet, but does it really work, and if so, how?
We've brought together the facts and figures into one easy-to-read article that will hopefully tell you everything you need to know, so let's take a look:
Which Skincare Brands are Cruelty Free? - A Definitive Breakdown
With humanity slowing waking up to the damage we are doing to the Earth, the vegan movement growing in popularity, and animal testing being almost universally abhorred, you would be forgiven for assuming most popular skincare brands are cruelty-free these days.
Unfortunately, this is nowhere near the truth - and in fact, the product ranges found in the most popular chain drugstores are almost entirely tested on animals.
To find skincare products that are truly cruelty-free, we need to take our shopping online and search high and low for the standout brands that are truly working towards making a difference.
In the ideal future, these brands will rise to the top and ones that do test on animals will start to suffer, causing the industry as a whole to learn that cruelty for skincare simply isn't something we will stand for.
Of course, researching which brands deserve your hard-earned money can take time, and as a result, we have put together this handy resource for you.
We will list some of the best cruelty-free skincare brands, as well as the ones you absolutely want to avoid, the difference between vegan and cruelty-free, and more.
Let's dive right in:
How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes - 5 Easy Steps to Protect Your Skin
Here's a question you might not have been asked before - when was the last time you washed your makeup brushes?
If your answer is a confused look, it's probably about time your brushes had a good scrub.
After all, most of our skincare guides are built around keeping your skin and pores as clear and clean as possible, right?
Unwashed makeup brushes are breeding grounds for bacteria, and can often force old dried up makeup, skin cells or other contaminants and grime into your pores.
This is not only bad news for your skin in the short term due to causing things like pimples and imperfections, but it can have a serious long term effect too.
Dirty makeup brushes can even spread staph infections, E. coli, fungal infections and more.
Staph infections, in particular, can be life-threatening, so making the correct cleansing routine a matter of health, not just of good skincare!
With that in mind, let's take a look at what the experts are saying about how often you should be cleaning your brushes, and the best methods to do it:
Basic Skincare Routine for Men - Youthful Skin in Under 1 Minute Per Day!
Men's skincare is a strange beast.
Without trying to generalise, if you're a male and reading this, chances are you fall under one of two categories:
- You're a modern-day "metrosexual" with a detailed and thorough skincare regime and your own array of go-to skin products
- Skincare doesn't even register on your radar - you either think you're too busy, that it's more of a feminine issue, or just straight up don't care.
Here at Luminositie, we think that's a bit of a shame - especially since the vast majority of men are in the second category.
How to Prevent Oily Skin - A Definitive Guide to Remedies, Skincare & Diet
Figuring out how to stop oily skin is a tough one!
Most people fall somewhere on the scale between dry skin and oily skin.
Neither is ideal for your skin however, so most people try to strike a very fine balance.
Today's guide is aimed specifically at people who struggle with greasy skin and will collect together a variety of tips and tricks to reduce the oil content of your skin, which in turn helps prevent breakouts and shiny skin.
All of our tips are based on academic evidence and if you follow them, you will see results.
But first, let's start with the basics:
How to Detox Your Skin in Just 7 Days-Tips to Get Your Clearest Skin EVER
It seems like "detox" is one of the biggest buzzwords going around at the moment.
With so many detox guides, tips and products being marketed, it would be hard to blame you for thinking you should be detoxifying yourself in some way.
However, most of these detox tips are built around losing weight or general well-being.
What about detoxing your skin?
21 Easy to Use Tips & Tricks: How to Get Glowing, Radiant Skin Naturally
With viral products spreading like wildfire, the skincare industry is more popular and more crowded than ever.
How are you supposed to choose from thousands of different skincare products, all professing different benefits that sound too good to be true and different ingredients that sound more like something from nuclear research than a substance you'd willingly put on your face?
The answer is to go back to basics and let nature do the work, and if you think low price, natural ingredients will never be as effective as expensive designer serums, you couldn't be more wrong.
Getting perfect, glowing, radiant skin is not a matter of who spends the most on skincare products.
It's a matter of ingredients, routine and patience.
While it's true that money can allow somebody else to handle this for you, if you are using the right ingredients, have the discipline to stick to a routine that works, and the patience to allow this setup to work, you can't fail.
"Healthy skin is crucial for providing the right canvas for applying makeup, to enhance natural beauty and create natural healthy looking skin" - Caroline Frazer
Since the patience aspect is all on you, we are going to spend this article taking you through all of the best ingredients for a foolproof skincare routine that will leave you glowing all the time.
All you have to do is try each of these tips, cut out the ones that don't work for you personally, and assemble the rest into a routine, sticking to it religiously.
How to Get Rid of Acne Quickly & For Good: A Complete List of Tips & Hacks
Arch nemesis of skincare brands and teenagers all over the world, acne is without question the issue we get asked about most here at Luminositie.
With up to 85% of teens experiencing some form of acne, it’s probably no wonder we are so preoccupied with ways to prevent, remove and treat it.
But in the age of the internet, it feels like new remedies and treatments are being claimed virtually every week.
Keeping track of the latest acne treatments and miracle cures can sometimes make our heads spin.
As a result, we decided to make this definitive guide, listing all of the methods you can use to both get rid of your acne and prevent it coming back for good.
This is different from other guides in that we will explain exactly how each pimple remedy works and in what situation, meaning it should be easy to select the treatment that works for you.
Even more importantly, we want to keep this guide definitive, so will continue to update it as and when new effective treatments are discovered or studies are released.
Acne isn’t just a mild issue, it can affect people’s self-esteem, confidence, and even lead to anxiety, depression and permanent scarring.
By the time you read this entire guide, you’ll know exactly what causes acne, what makes it tick, and how to keep yourself pimple-free.
So without further ado, let’s jump right in:
Niacinamide: Benefits, Uses, and How a "Fad" Became a Skincare Must
If you follow the skincare industry closely, we're sure you're sick of hearing about the newest "revolutionary miracle products" by now.
It seems like the industry has cooked up a new one every single week, with the majority disappearing soon after, as soon as research comes out and proves that they're no better than the last one.
It also seems (conveniently) like this only ever happens immediately after you've just spent an exorbitant amount on trying it out for yourself!
Once in a blue moon, however, one such miracle product comes along and provides such benefits that nobody can argue with the results.
Instead of being forgotten, these genuine discoveries stay in the limelight and move from 'fad' territory to being accepted as must-haves.
You may remember some of these proven modern staples that it's already happened to in recent years:
Hell, it looks like it might even be happening to apple stem cell serums, but a little more research is still needed on that.
But what about niacinamide?
This ingredient has certainly earned its right to a place in bathroom cabinets and makeup counters all around the world, but what makes it tick, and what benefits does it hold for you?
Let's dive in:
Definitive Guide to Snail Secretion Filtrate: Benefits & Side Effects
Snail secretion filtrate has been the talk of the skincare industry for the past couple years.
But did you know it's actually been used as far back as Ancient Greece?
With so many miracle serums and "revolutionary" new ingredients on the market, it can feel like a full-time job just figuring out which ones really work.
Even if you know a particular ingredient has benefits, how do you know which products actually use enough of it to make a difference?
We've decided to go in-depth on the science of snail secretion filtrate (also known as snail oil, snail cream, snail mucin, snail extract, snail mucus, snail slime, and other equally attractive names!) to see what effects it actually has on the skin and which products make the best use of it.
Grab a hot drink and get comfortable, because by the end of this article you're going to be an expert on snail mucin products yourself!
Let's take a look: