As the world continues its fight against COVID-19, the days spent in self-isolation seem to get longer and longer. Amongst all the Instagram lives, free workout videos and the constant baking, we mustn’t forget to take care of our beauty and wellbeing. Luckily, we are surrounded by a multitude of apps and, in the past couple of years, the beauty world has stepped up its game.
In the midst of everything, it’s essential to keep our minds busy and create a new healthy routine, one that can ensure our exterior is as taken care of as our interior self and one, especially, that allows us to do it from the comfort of our home. That’s why we curated a selected list of the best beauty apps out there that will help you improve your at-home pampering routine.
Time is all we have right now and Think Dirty is the easiest way to learn about all the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and skincare products. By scanning the product barcode, the app will give you access information on the product, track dirty elements and shop for cleaner options. With over 85,000 cosmetics in the database, the Think Dirty shows you a comprehensive rating, certifications and health impacts of everything you scan.
A simple way to improve anyone’s skin routine is to use trustworthy products. TroveSkin is the perfect app to assess any skin changes in response to lifestyle choices and skincare products. How? “Using cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology, TroveSkin helps you understand your skin status by analysing your skin issues such as spots, pores, texture and fine lines,” the app states.
The app also includes skin type quizzes, a personalised content feed with articles, skincare tips and the latest beauty trends, product recommendations, challenges to earn products points and the chance to track skin progress through daily logging and to compare. A well-rounded app that will keep anyone busy and healthy.
Makeup might be the last thing on our minds right now, but YouCam Makeup is the best alternative to makeup-free days. The app’s smart facial detection gives the user the most true-to-life makeup application in real-time on photos and selfies. From face editor tools to hair colour games, multiple hairstyles, skin analysis and live beauty streams, YouCam will keep us busy.
BeSkin: Skincare coach
A fast and straightforward way to take proper care of your skin, improve your health and become more confident, BeSkin will help you take care of your skin by putting face care experts only one tap away. Start by taking a personalised quiz which will create a custom skincare plan; the app will then send you the routine with daily morning and evening procedures and allow you to track your progress to achieve your goal—a new way to find what your skin needs more finally.
Leaving the house is not an option right now, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take care of our skin. Any exposure to sunlight’s UV radiation can damage the skin, cause sunburn and increase the risk of skin cancer. The UV Lens app will show you exactly when it’s safe to enjoy some sun. From a daily UV index forecast to personalised skin type assessments and daily sunscreen reminders – the most reliable and most practical way to enjoy spring and summer, even if it’s only from home.