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3 products that healed my skin’s barrier

In the last two blogs, we had dived deep into the signs of barrier damage and what to do to fix it. In this blog, I’ll walk you through my top three go-to products for barrier healing and repair. Whatever you choose for barrier repair, it has to tick off these three boxes: ☑ Gentle ☑ Healing ☑ Protective Now, let’s get down to the specifics. The Calendula Cloud Cleanser With my barrier already weakened, the last thing my skin needs is a cleanser that strips the moisture further. This is what makes the Calendula Cloud Cleanser truly special. Its creamy texture and non-foaming formula are exactly what my skin needs. In addition, the...

How to Choose the Right Moisturiser for Your Skin Type

In our earlier blog (which you can read here, in case you missed it), we spoke about the importance of moisturisers for ALL skin types. If we’ve had you convinced, and you’re in the market for a moisturiser, chances are you’ll feel pretty confused.  After all, there are so many options to choose from. And how do you even know which is the right one for you? Don’t worry. We’ve got this handy guide on how to choose a moisturiser according to your skin type!  Dry skin To nourish dry, flaky skin, quench it with moisturisers rich in moisturising and emollient ingredients such as ceramides, shea butter and wholesome super-seed...

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,...

5 Common Mistakes that could be drying out your skin

Anyone who has dry skin is entirely too familiar with that annoying papery feeling, the dullness that comes with parched skin, the itch to keep rinsing your face to make your skin “feel” hydrated. And in the process, we just end up with even drier skin that we started out.  It's quite possible you're making some of these common skincare errors that could be giving you contrary outcomes.  Over-washing: While we’ve been told to wash our face often, over-cleansing ends up removing the much-needed oils from the skin that would otherwise help maintain moisture. This eventually leads to dry patches and might even cause irritation.  So if you have dry skin,...

Signs Your Skin’s Barrier Is Compromised

In the quest for “texture-free” skin or quick acne fixes, we often end up putting our skin through a lot. And whether we achieve those results or not is debatable, one thing is for sure: our skin’s barrier takes a hit. Damaged barriers are so common, most of us don’t even realize it’s happening!  So, today, we’ll dive deep into all things barrier - how it functions, signs of barrier damage and how to repair it.  What is the skin barrier? [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Via: //www.mdpi.com/2079-9284/6/3/52/htm[/caption] The skin barrier, also known as the moisture barrier, is fundamentally made out of three lipids: ceramides, cholesterol and essential fats. These lipids cooperate...

5 Skingredients You Need In Your Routine

Social media and trending routines may have you believe that the key to good skin is seemingly endless steps and countless products. But, listen, good skincare doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re just starting out with your skincare journey, all you need are just 5 hero ingredients that will keep your skin looking and feeling at its best all year round. Hyaluronic acid: Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!  Hyaluronic acid assists in binding water to collagen, keeping it trapped in the skin, hydrating and plumping your skin. Hyaluronic acid works like a vacuum, bringing products into the surface layer of your skin with the goal that they can infiltrate your pores....

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...

#VAUNTVoices – Nauheed Cyrusi

You can’t think of Indipop music from the 90s without thinking about Nauheed Cyrusi, who to this day is as fresh-faced and sprightly as she was when she first appeared on our TV screens. While she’s not as active on the big screen anymore, her Instagram is a delightful place to be, where Nauheed actively shares advice on makeup and skincare which are as fun as they’re useful. We caught up with her one day, to dive a little deeper into her beauty secrets, skincare routine and more. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself – from where you started to the challenges you had to...

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