Beauty experts have answered the most popular questions they get asked – including what is the best eye cream and do pimple patches really work?
Experts from Gritty Pretty said that once upon a time it was as simple as cleanse, tone, moisturise.
But now, there is a vast array of products on the market and it can be difficult to know where to start.
Beauty experts answered the most popular questions they get asked – including what is the best eye cream and do pimple patches work? (pictured: Gritty Pretty editor Eleanor Pendleton)
1. Do pimple patches really work?
When you have a big night planned and acne gets in the way, it can be tempting to reach for a pimple patch in the hope that it will save your skin.
But Erin Cook from Gritty Pretty said while they do work, they’re not a ‘miracle cure’.
‘Applying a pimple patch helps the skin to heal from the inside out in a moist environment; it also prevents you from touching the zit (and contaminating it) or picking at it (gross),’ she told the publication.
But it will not necessarily completely get rid of a spot – particularly if you’ve only got an hour or so.
Erin recommends the VICE REVERSA Micro Needling Pimple Patches, which use ‘tiny’ micro needles that help to deliver active ingredients to the skin.
Erin Cook said while pimple patches work, they are not a ‘miracle cure’. She recommends VICE REVERSA patches (pictured on Chloe Morello)
2. What is the best eye cream?
The founder and editor-in-chief of Gritty Pretty Eleanor Pendleton swears by Ole Henriksen’s Banana Bright Eye Creme (pictured)
Our under eyes is an incredibly delicate area, and so it’s important to treat it well.
The founder and editor-in-chief of Gritty Pretty Eleanor Pendleton swears by Ole Henriksen’s Banana Bright Eye Creme.
She said she loves it because it’s full of vitamin C to brighten the skin.
Meanwhile, Erin said she also loves Liberty Belle’s Eye Dream, which is ‘a rich retinol-based eye cream that hydrates and firms skin while you sleep’.
3. What is the best sunscreen for under makeup?
Sunscreen should be a part of everyone’s routine, and the right product won’t look as though you’re wearing one.
The experts at Gritty Pretty are fans of Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50+.
This is because it has a ‘serum-like texture’ and works as much like a skincare product as it does a sunscreen.
4. What is the best tanning product for darker skin?
Finding a good self-tan is the holy grail of skincare for many women.
And the Head of Education at MECCA Brands Jacob Stanley said he is a massive fan of Isle of Paradise’s Self-Tanning Water in Dark.
‘[This] mist is lightweight, hydrating and uses Hyper Violet colour-correcting technology to reduce orange and sallow tones,’ he said.
Within six hours, you will have a perfect streak-free golden glow.
The Head of Education at MECCA Brands Jacob Stanley said he is a massive fan of Isle of Paradise’s Self-Tanning Water in Dark (pictured)
5. What is the best way to air-dry hair?
While we would all love to step out of the shower with instantly glossy, sleek hair, the reality is that for most of us, a hairdryer is required.
But if you do want to air dry your hair well, Clive Allwright, the Our Place Salon and muk Haircare Artistic Director, said it’s all about squeezing the moisture out with a towel after a shower – and never rubbing.
Following this, he said you should spray your locks with a leave-in conditioner and apply a leave-in product with weight.
This will help to lock in moisture, before you comb with a wide tooth comb.
Then crunch your hair, and leave it to dry naturally.