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Why Your Skincare Routine Needs Humectants

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt as a team full of skincare nerds, it’s that hydrated skin will always be IN – irrespective of your skin type. And rightly so! When your skin cells are hydrated, your skin is plumper, stronger and more radiant. In its own way, hydrated skin keeps acne at bay and your barrier in top shape. So, how do you get to Destination: Hydration Station? All aboard the Humectant train! What is a humectant? Simply put, a humectant is a moisturizing agent with an ability to retain moisture in the skin. It also helps seal cracks in the skin. How do humectants work? Humectants draw moisture to...

3 Products Your Sensitive Skin Will Thank You For

When it comes to finding the perfect routine for sensitive skin, the struggle is real. You want something that is gentle and easy on your skin, yet gives you the nourishment your skin deserves. Your main goal, when it comes to caring for your sensitive skin should be to minimise all chances of irritation. To that end, most folks with sensitive skin steer clear of products with high alcohol content, heavily fragranced formulation and high concentration of actives, to name a few. But just because your skin is more easily prone to damage than others, doesn’t mean you need to sit out on the amazing benefits of a...

What I did immediately after realizing I had a damaged skin barrier

In the previous blog, I let you in on how I knew my skin’s barrier was damaged. If you could relate to that, I’m sure you want to know what I did next. I’m here to tell you all of it – my entire journey of repairing my skin’s barrier! Ready? Let’s go. First things first, bye-bye actives From exfoliating toners to brightening serums – my first course of action was to press pause on all the actives. I understood immediately that the last thing my skin needed at this point were more actives. These would only cause further irritation, when in reality what my skin really needed was...

How I knew I damaged my skin’s barrier (and fixed it)

No matter how discerning you are, sometimes the craze around trending products, too many actives and elaborate routines that the skin doesn’t really need gets to even the best of us. Well, it got to me at least. The next thing I know, my skin barrier had unceremoniously left the chat. I watched, I learnt, I figured out ways to fix it, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did. Here’s how I realized my barrier was damaged. Easily irritated Products, especially serums, that I have been using without a problem for the longest time was now causing irritation, leaving behind a stinging or burning sensation. Dehydration The more I...

5 Reasons Why All Skin Types Need a Moisturiser

For the longest time, the importance of moisturising has been emphasised on those with dry, dehydrated skin. But here’s the thing - EVERYONE, including and especially oily skin types, needs to moisturise!   But why? Barrier care: Simply put, a moisturiser acts as a barrier that helps not only prevent loss of moisture from the skin, but also retains it firmly where it belongs. Loss of moisture can weaken the barrier, leaving your skin more prone to infections, blemishes and acne!  Early ageing prevention: Hydration and healthy oil-moisture balance are essential for plump, supple and youthful skin. Loss of moisture can lead to premature sagging of skin, leaving it more prone to signs...

Team VAUNT’s Go-To Hand-Care Tips

Our hands are the most active part of our body but one of the most disregarded as well. In all honesty, the skin on our hands is one of the first to indicate signs of ageing. The slim and sensitive skin on the back of our hand is exposed to a wide range of natural aggressors that can interfere with not only the overall appearance of our hands, but the barrier too!  Furthermore, washing your hands constantly additionally strips your hands of its moisture leading to dehydrated, chapped and aged-looking hands. . So, today, Team VAUNT hops on to share their daily hand-care tips!    “Use hyaluronic acid for hands” -...

How to Care for Your Skin in Your 40s

The beauty of skincare is that it changes, shifts and evolves with you. As you grow and transform, so does (and should) your skincare routine!  Most conversations around skincare are centered on what you need to do in your early 20s to 30s - with a heavy emphasis on anti-aging. But what about skincare in your 40s? That’s what we’re here to talk about!    How your skin changes in your 40s ‘Many women will notice their skin will start to become drier from their mid-40 to late-40s as they start to approach the menopause,’ says consultant dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto. Your skin glows most when your estrogen levels are high so,...

The Beginner’s Guide to Exfoliating Acids

If you’re looking to step up your skin care regime or are looking to understand exfoliating acids for beginners, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog we are going to explore the benefits of exfoliating acids for your skin. But, more importantly, we’re going to address questions like - what exactly are exfoliating acids? What do I use for my acne prone skin? How much is too much? Is it really important to incorporate them into your skin care routine? Well, here’s a quick guide on all things exfoliation!   There are two types of exfoliation: physical and chemical Physical exfoliation involves removing dead skin cells while chemical exfoliation...

VAUNT’s Guide to Dewy Skin During Winter

For most of us, winters are synonymous with skin that often ends up looking dull. How do we go from dull to dewy, without pretty much bathing in moisturisers and face oils? The strategy behind achieving hydrated, dewy-looking winter skin need not be an overcomplicated 10-step routine. It all revolves around using light layers of the right products in order to lock in moisture. Here's our guide to healing your winter skin, and giving yourself dewy, supple skin!  Step 1: Cleanse As important as this step is, it’s also where you could be stripping your skin off its natural oils and moisture. With dryness already being a point of concern, you...

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Acne Prone Skin and it’s many concerns

How well do you know your skin? Get real world answers from our in-house skin expert  Dr Pravin Banodkar as he tells us everything you need to know about caring for Acne Prone Skin!  We did a quick Q&A with him.  Dr Pravin Banodkar D.N.B Dermatology   Q. Can you name  a few skincare ingredients that clog pores and aggravate acne ? A. Especially thick, occlusive, synthetic ingredients like lanolin, cocoa and shea butters, oleic acid, mineral oil, petroleum jelly and heavy moisturizers. All can aggravate acne Q. What causes those tiny bumps on the foreheads? How  is it different from Acne? A. Tiny bumps on the foreheads are whiteheads and blackheads. They are an...

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