The beauty world is always abuzz with new ingredients, techniques, products et cetera, et cetera. And it’s as difficult to keep up with it as it is to keep up with the Kardashians. So, we thought we’ll guide you through this spirited world and introduce you to the most thrown around beauty buzzwords in the industry right now.
Beauty bloggers are nuts over this process and chances are you’ve heard the word a zillion times without bothering to check what it means. Dermaplaning is the new way to shave your face. In elaborate words, it’s a process that involves the use of a scalpel to shave your peach fuzz. Everyone loves it because it clears the face, exfoliates it and gives makeup a smoother base to stick to. So, if facial hair is driving you nuts, forgo threading and waxing and try out this new craze.
This is the hep way of doing your brows. Forget filling in your brows for hours before you arch them right, and join the Micrablading bandwagon. This hyper-popular technique involves getting your brows semi-permanently tattooed. Yes! You read it right. If you don’t have the time and patience of crafting your brows every day, this is what you’ve been looking for. Go book yourself a microblading session and let the magic of tattooing give you natural-looking brows. Here’s to tattoos your mother will definitively approve.
Retinol, one of the best anti-agers out there, is not easy on everyone’s skin. So, to do away with its itchy and drying effects, the beauty world came up with a Retinoid Sandwich. It is a healthy snack for your skin—more like a healthy technique where you apply moisturiser on your skin before you use any retinol-infused product and top it again with a coat of moisturiser, hence sandwiching the retinol in between layers of moisturiser. And if you’re thinking it reduces the efficacy of retinol, well it does not.
One of those rare beauty terms that are self-explanatory, Adaptogens are herbs and roots (like ashwagandha, algae, mushrooms etc.) that adapt to your body’s needs when ingested, and help fight stressors like pollution, UV rays, anxiety et al. Backed by Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, adaptogens are becoming increasingly popular for boosting immunity levels and warding off stress. Since they’re totally herbal and non-toxic, we say you give them a try too, just remember to check for allergies before.