WOW | Beauty

Q. There are so many skincare products in the market and it often gets confusing about what is the best product for me.  Also, are expensive products really better performing? Please advise. Shradha Sitoula

A. With an increasing awareness of skin care, beauty companies are also understanding and researching what works best for our skin and offering a range of products to suit different needs. Is expensive always better? Not necessarily. But a good quality product will also not come cheap. What you first need to understand is your skin type and what it needs for it to be nourished and look better.

The latest in skincare, for example, is the use of peptides which are basically fragments of proteins. Without peptides, skin doesn’t remain intact and the result is loss of firmness, appearance of wrinkles, texture changes, and skin that doesn’t bounce back as it once did. There is no single ingredient solution for all the signs of aging and other skin problems we endure, and peptides are no exception. But there are certain companies that have created great formulas that help revitalize your skin in a big way. It normally comes in a serum form and can be used with your moisturizer.

If you are uncertain about your skin type, please consult a professional to get your skin analysed. We can do this for you at Dolly’s. I also have a range of great products available at my salon. Above all, make sure to follow a good skin care regimen, eat nourishing foods, exercise and stay hydrated.