How to Choose the Best Products for Your Beauty Routine

Let’s face it, how many of you out there have fallen for the marketing ploys and advertisement hoaxes when it comes down to anti-wrinkle, stretch mark and eye cream? It won’t be surprising if most of you answered yes. The problem today is that manufacturers slap labels onto their products which are filled with ingredients that half of us don’t understand along with empty promises of “cures” and “antidotes”, some go as far as to name their product a miracle or wonder cream. We need to start going back to basics and start looking for products that actually contain ingredients which have been proven to work.

Stretch Marks

In a perfect world, slapping on some lotions with essential oils and some added fragrance would be sufficient enough to eliminate your stretch marks in just 48 hours, but in the real world, that is just not scientifically possible, if it was, we can guarantee that the manufacturers of these products would not be able to keep up with the demand. These are merely advertising tactics designed to rope you into purchasing these products. Stretch marks are essentially scarring that occur deep within the dermis and without surgery or medical procedures, there is no way to remove them all together. There are, however, creams available that can reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Looking for products that contain a combination of medical grade silicone is your best option for reducing the color, texture, and appearance of stretch marks because it penetrates the skin deep enough to heal the scarring within the dermis, and it also helps to lock in moisture and protect the epidermis from further damage. The health experts at have compiled all the research and advice you need to know about choosing the best stretch mark solutions for you.


When it comes to cleansers, it’s always best to know what skin type you have before you rush out and buy the latest acne prevention or cure.


Dry or Sensitive Skin


Look for products that are mild and free of any irritants such as fragrances, sulfates, parabens, and alcohol. Generally, you want to look for soap free or milk cleansers as they are gentle on the skin and have less chance of drying it out further because it does not strip the skin of its natural oils.


Oily Skin


Oily skin is usually a result of hormones or genetics and is more prone to acne and breakouts if it’s not cleaned properly. The key to finding the right cleanser for this skin type is to look for foam or gel-based cleansers that do not contain any oils which could potentially clog your pores. Finding products that have activated charcoal are very effective because it helps to absorb oil deep within the pores making their appearance less visible.


The same rules above apply to moisturizers. You need to know what skin type you have before choosing a product that will work for you.


Dry or Sensitive Skin


Layering any old lotion on your skin throughout the day will not help to keep your skin from flaking or drying out. Look for ingredients that contain urea, coconut oil, jojoba oil, lactic acid and shea butter. These ingredients will help to lock in moisture especially in the colder seasons and also act as a protective barrier on the skin.


Oily Skin


The trick to finding the right moisturizer suitable for oily skin is looking for products that are free from any heavy oils such as coconut oil, petroleum or mineral oils which clog the pores and leave the skin feeling greasy. Look for products that contain glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and retinol which will not only leave you feeling fresh and less greasy but also help to prevent wrinkles.

Eye Cream

The skin around your eyes is more fragile and sensitive than the rest of your skin. Investing in a good eye cream not only helps to keep the skin under your eyes hydrated but it also helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Caffeine, peptides, niacinamide, retinol, and mica are all ingredients you should look for in an eye cream. These ingredients help to stimulate the production of collagen and help to reduce the appearance of dark circles.


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