Modern girls are very demanding in terms of beauty purchases: on the shelves of boutiques, they are looking for products that are as close to the ideal as possible - effective, fast-acting, easy to use and aesthetic design. Manufacturers and advertising gurus have long known this list, and together they try to do everything to satisfy all of its points.
And then the moment comes for numerous reservations: often the supply of the product and its popularity do not correspond to the real capabilities of the beauty product. Which of the new fashionable beauty elixirs in care and make-up may not meet your expectations - we understand our material.
1. Cuticle oil
In beauty salons, cuticle oil is the number one remedy, without which it is difficult to imagine full-fledged manicure care. However, choosing a quality oil that does not leave behind a sticky and greasy feeling is a difficult undertaking.
Moreover, oil is a substance that is rather difficult and takes a long time to be absorbed into the skin, and if you have purchased a cuticle oil with a poor-quality formula, then you will have to wait more than half an hour before the substance of the agent penetrates into the cuticle and produces the desired effect. Our advice is to pay special attention to the composition of the oil and do not expect it to replace any other nail care product.
2. Pressed powder
It is convenient to take the pressed powder with you, and it is a pleasure to apply it with the help of a sponge. However, despite all the obvious advantages, professionals often prefer powder with a crumbly, loose consistency, and there are a number of reasons for this.
If the makeup needs to be corrected - to make the tone less dense or to remove excess funds from areas where they should not be - then loose powder does the job much better, because its particles are very easy to brush off with a brush or remove with a cotton swab. In addition, loose powder spreads very easily over the surface of the face, which cannot be said about its pressed counterpart.
3. Salt and mineral scrubs
Recently, manufacturers of scrubs are increasingly experimenting with the compositions of their products, trying to please customers with the original names and attractive properties of the compositions. Until recently, we tried sugar and oil scrubs with might and main, and now scrubs based on salts and minerals are on the wave of popularity.
The power of sea water and substances from the healing caves - it seems that this is exactly what every woman from the metropolis should try, deprived of the opportunity to often visit the wilderness and take all the most useful from them.
However, not everything is so simple: peeling is not the most gentle procedure for the skin, and if salt is connected to this process, the effect can be quite aggressive. If you overdo it with a salt scrub, you can easily damage your skin's protective barrier and leave it unarmed in the fight against UV light. You probably know about the negative consequences: free radicals, premature wrinkles and even skin cancer - in general, you should be careful with peeling, and it is better to consult a beautician about the use of salt scrubs.
4. Lotion with bronzer
In the winter season, it can be very difficult to resist this beauty product: the tan left to live out its own from the summer months is no longer the same as it was before, and the whitish skin tone is striking when you nevertheless decide to try on a cocktail dress or open shoulders at an evening event. Especially for such difficult moments, self-tanners were invented, including lotions with bronzers.
However, even here we face a number of dangers. The main one is the reflective property of bronze particles. If you do not know in advance how many of them are contained in your lotion (and this is quite difficult to determine, unless it is a time-tested remedy), there is a risk of earning an unnatural glow of the skin on the street and at least standing out from the crowd - though not in the best plan. In addition, bronze components tend to stain clothes and leave unpleasant brown and beige stains on them - consider this before succumbing to the temptation to bring back the chocolate skin tone (read also: "The effect of tanning: how to use bronzer for the face").
5. Dry shampoo
In the rhythm of modern life, there is not enough time for anything - sometimes there is not even enough time to wash your hair. Well, here, too, the beauty sphere pleases us with another "saving" remedy - dry shampoo, which absorbs fat components and noticeably refreshes the hair, but, of course, does not cleanse it.
In fact, it is because of the latter that dry shampoo has many more disadvantages than advantages. Its particles not only clog the pores, but also automatically make the hair even dirtier, trapping moisture and dirt particles in them (see also: "Bold point: what kind of shampoo is needed for hair that gets dirty quickly").
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