Beauty: Downsizing How to sim­plify your skin-care rou­tine

Multi-pur­pose prod­ucts make it easy to sim­plify your skin-care rou­tine

ZOOMER Magazine - - CONTENTS - By Liza Herz

iF YOU’RE OLDER, it’s easy to feel left be­hind by the beauty in­dus­try. Trends like heavy In­sta­gram makeup and Korean skin care re­quire mul­ti­ple prod­ucts and lengthy rou­tines. Who, beyond a cheer­fully self-ab­sorbed teen or 20-some­thing, has the time or in­cli­na­tion for com­pli­cated fa­cial con­tour­ing or 10-step skin­care reg­i­mens?

Even some peel-off masks are now so­cial me­dia bait, loaded with glit­ter and tiny stars for sparkly In­sta­gram self­ies. (Am I churl­ish for won­der­ing if wip­ing foil stars across your skin could tear it?)

Glit­tery self-por­traits not with­stand­ing, there is an up­side for more, ahem, ma­ture cus­tomers. The pop­u­lar­ity of Korean skin care “continues to in­flu­ence the Cana­dian mar­ket as hy­dra­tion prod­ucts aimed at cre­at­ing dewy, lu­mi­nous skin con­tinue to grow in pop­u­lar­ity,” ob­serves con­sumer re­search com­pany The NPD Group. As a re­sult, there is a blur­ring of lines be­tween cat­e­gories as brands are adding ben­e­fi­cial skin-care in­gre­di­ents to items like foun­da­tion while skin care now of­fers make­u­p­like re­sults.

This dove­tails nicely with the urge to de­clut­ter homes that are full to burst­ing. (I don’t col­lect potato peel­ers as a hobby, so why do I own three?) Bath­room cab­i­nets can be dire, but it’s eas­ier than ever to find beauty prod­ucts that earn their keep by per­form­ing more than one func­tion.

Bet­ter prod­ucts, glow­ing skin and ti­dier homes. Who could ar­gue with that?

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