The world is continuously becoming more obsessed with outward appearances. With the myriad of things now within our reach, we only have time to dwell on the superficial and it can be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective. A person’s physical appearance can outweigh a person’s finer virtues and yes, we have come to this point. The amount of money some people spend on lavish skincare products that promise to be the Holy Grail of beauty and the forever elusive fountain of youth has become outrageous. Their products claim to contain exotic ingredients that are found in just as exotic places that are supposed to make you look younger with continued use. Many have fallen prey to this bait in their search for the best anti-aging and beauty enhancing products but it seems they have just wasted precious money as researchers say that cheap and expensive skincare products are essentially the same and just as good.
If you can afford to buy those higher-end products, then feel free to splurge and make yourself believe that they can do some sort of magic and erase ages off your face. Upon closer look, experts found out that almost all skincare products use the same ingredients depending on how they want to improve your aesthetics. Never-before-heard ingredients also possess the same properties as the commonly found ones on pharmacy and supermarket shelves, so don’t be swayed by marketing ads that promise instant results because it just does not happen in real life.
LADIES, we’ve got some bad news – your costly skin supplements are a “waste of money” and won’t make you look young.
The billion pound industry may tell you that the supplements will give you younger, firmer, glowing skin but the reality is a healthy diet, sunscreen and ditching fags will launder better results, according to new research.
Experts at the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) analysed the supplements, which often contain vitamins A, C, B2, B3, B7, zinc and iodine as well as other ingredients like collagen and co-enzyme Q10.
While the BNF found there were some benefits to the vitamins and minerals there was little evidence that suggested exotic ingredients did anything for the skin.
Some people can’t be stopped, though, especially if they are dealing with stubborn and bothersome skin issues that makes life a little bit harder for them. Hence, if they can afford, they give these luxurious brands regardless of how outrageous the price tags are in their blind attempt to remove these imperfections in the equation such as skin tags that appear out of nowhere and multiply quite quickly as you age. After all, there is nothing wrong in wanting to look your best and if you are rich, it is essentially a sin to be ugly when you can afford pricey skin treatments like the ones celebrities get to help them stay fresh and youthful-looking and appealing to the eyes of others.
Also, products aside, one thing I refuse to be told is that spending money on skincare makes me some kind of vacuous moron. The “worth” of skincare is a personal judgement – if you think expensive products make little difference to your life then please don’t buy them. If you’d prefer to spend $50 on a really great lunch than on a pigmentation serum then you absolutely should. Often I make similar calculations in my own head. The point is that you can try and test things yourself, come to your own conclusions. But if I pay my taxes and my bills, I should be free to spend the rest of my money on whatever I choose to without being made to feel that I’m the victim of some kind of scam. Having healthy, soft, well-cared-for skin improves my day – that doesn’t sound like a con to me.
At a time and age where information can be obtained in an instant, you don’t just have to be a blind consumer anymore. Do your research and invest your money wisely. We all know that we only want the best for your skin but make sure you are also getting your money’s worth and not just all hype. The experts have a point in saying that expensive is not necessarily better because there are actually natural remedies that work even better than other over-the-counter preparations or those sold in luxurious skin clinics because the bottom line is they contain almost the same ingredients. What’s important is that you know your skin type and use products that address your own skin problems because all skin is unique and thus have different needs.