September 18, 2020   |  Marina Del Rey, California
These days our culture seems to be inundated with all kinds of non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Thanks to the Kardashians and other celebrities, these kinds of procedures have become, somewhat, dare I say- normal?
Yet, a part of me, like so many other women, I am sure, hesitate to share with the world that they’ve ever had anything cosmetically done to themselves to enhance their physical appearance. Especially something like lip fillers or neurotoxins that paralyze muscles to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. I wrote about my experience with Botox in this post here. I find this hesitation amusing since other physical enhancements, such as dying our hair to look younger or getting braces to straighten our naturally crooked teeth, are all considered normal practices these days. Injections are not there yet, but I am sure one day they will be.
Whether you’re just getting started on your skincare journey or you’re looking to purchase some new treatments, understanding the active ingredients in your skincare products is crucial for maintaining clean, healthy skin. Recognizing what active ingredients or ‘actives’ are and the role they play in your beauty supplies can teach you a great deal on what it means to properly care for your skin. Not only will this allow you to find the right products, but it’ll also help to outline which steps to follow in your daily skincare regime.