Knowing the right words to use when discussing the topic of beauty can be a little tricky, especially as new terms pop up quite frequently. The secret to sounding like a beauty aficionado is knowing the basics; that way you can drop a term or two in between conversations. That is why we have compiled a list of terms, from A-Z, for you to get acquainted with.
Anti-aging Serum: Products that fight signs of aging.
Bangs: Hair that falls over the forehead, usually falls just above the eyebrow.
Curls: Embrace your natural curls. From a simple updo to an afro, there are lots of ways you can wear your curls.
Dermarolling: A process that involves rolling a small wheel, which has hundreds of tiny needles across the face to gently prick the skin, and in turn reveal tighter, plumber skin.
Exfoliate: To rub parts of the body with a substance in order to remove dead skin.
Facial: A skincare treatment for the face that includes exfoliating, steaming, peeling, extractions and even facial massages for better-looking facial skin.
Grooming: Keeping a clean outlook. Ensuring that your skin, face, hair, nails and other parts of the body look nice.
Henna: Temporary body art using dye from the Lawsonia inermis, also known as the Henna tree. It can be done in different colours | HENNA BY @HENNAPLACE
Illuminator: A makeup product designed to give your skin an all-over glow.
Jewel Your Updo: Adding decorative accessories to your updo is a perfect way to style your hair.
Korean Skincare: Popular for their BB and CC creams, sheet masks, cushion compact, and lots more.
Laser Treatment: Beauty treatments using laser technology for different skin concerns. Treatment ranges from laser hair removal to laser skin resurfacing and lots more.
Matte Makeup: A powdery, skin-like, semi-transparent finish to makeup. Try the modern approach.
Nail Art: A type of art that can be done on fingernails and toenails.