1. GET SKINCARE SAVVY
“Affordable-yet-effective skincare really does exist,” insists cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Sam Bunting. “Just remember, the higher up the list an active ingredient sits, the greater the quantity.” So, which ones should we be looking out for? Hyaluronic acid is a fave. Glycerine and sorbitol are also great hydrating ingredients. You can’t go wrong with vitamins A, B, C, and E, and Dr. Bunting sings praises of niacinamide (a form of vitamin B) found in brands like Olay and Clinique. “UV contributes to eighty percent of skin aging,” adds Dr. Bunting, “but only three percent of women’s anti-aging spending goes toward SPF.” Skip pricey products with gold particles and collagen (they’re too large to penetrate the skin anyway), and just get protected. We love
Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Day Cream SPF 15, P789.
Cosmopolitan JUNE 2016 Unless YOU Can’t possibly shave without a jasmine-scented gel mixed BY monks at sunrise, BUY from the men’s aisle! it’ll likely Be Cheaper than Your girlie version. Budget disposable razors get the thumbs-up from Healthcare experts, too. You’re more likely to CHUCK a ‘Cheapy’ razor Before a fancy one, and an overused, Blunt razor equals skin woes.
Take care of your scalp and your hair will reward you in shine, strength, even length. Seriously.