It’s no secret that Australians like to look their best, which explains why we spend $22 billion on beauty products every year! There’s more to it than just appearances, we get plenty of sun down under and these products can also help protect our precious skin, keeping us healthy and looking younger longer!
The most prominent beauty industry sector in Australia is Personal Care, and every cosmetic manufacturing company (called บริษัทรับผลิต เครื่องสำอาง in Thai) knows it, they’re working hard to provide us with the products we need, and desire. So, what are we buying, and why? Here are some of the most sought after and useful items on the market:
- Sunscreen – We love the sun, but too much is dangerous, so we need to protect ourselves. When purchasing, look for the SPF (sun protection factor) number, choose 30 and above if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s also important to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, to prevent harmful effects like wrinkles, and even cancer. If you plan to go swimming, then waterproof (not just resistant!) is a must.
- Cleanser – Washing our face is a daily ritual, but too often people use soaps or body washes intended for general use instead of a product designed for your face’s specific needs. Investing in a proper cleanser insures your face gets exactly what’s right for it to look great! Rinse with warm water instead of hot before and after use. Hot water can remove useful natural oils, leaving your skin dehydrated, exactly what we want to avoid!
- Lip-balms – Sometimes we forget about our lips, but they need protection, too, so don’t wait until they tell you themselves by becoming sore and dry! Wind, UV rays, and cold temperatures can chafe and dry your lips, so it’s a good idea to carry a handy lip-balm whenever you go out in the weather.
- Moisturiser – One of the most important products on our list, moisturizers prevent your skin from becoming dry so it will stay smooth and hydrated. Apply moisturiser daily after washing your face, doing so while the skin is still a bit damp to seal in the moisture already naturally there. Moisturizers are highly effective at maintaining healthy and attractive skin, and they feel good, too!
Keeping your skin healthy and glowing is just a matter of investing in, and using great skin care products!