I’ve recently started to keep track of my daily skincare regime, the expiry of products, and also maintain regular water intake. Hold on! I know that sounds too much, but you can easily track everything with your phone. So, if you’ve made up your mind, here are the best skincare apps for iOS & Android, you should try right away!
TroveSkin helps you keep a log of your skin improvement. This app uses A.I. to track skin conditions like fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and allows you to assess it from time to time using pictures.
If you use a lot of skin care product, the app also lets you add products like cleansers, scrub, etc., so you can keep track of your stock and see which combination of products work best for you.
2. Skincare Routine
I’m sure you’ve heard the lingo CTM, which is cleaning, toning, and moisturizing. However, if you are not able to follow this regime, this app is for you.
The main feature of this app lets you add products to your day and night routine. I know what you’re thinking, what if you forget to follow this routine. Don’t worry; the app also has a reminder & timer option, which you can set up to get notifications and even a timer if a product has a specific wait time before the next product.
Not only that, but it also filters products in terms of which ones should be applied first. You can set a limit per week for products that are heavy on the skin and can lead to breakouts. The app costs $2.99 for a one-time payment.
3. Beauty Keeper
Beauty Keeper thus makes it very handy to keep track of the expiration dates of your cosmetic products within one app. It can not only read batch codes from products but also automatically remind you when the item closes to the expiration date. This way, you can quickly restock or throw it before it becomes unusable. The app is only available for iOS, but you can check out a similar app for Android as well.
Get Beauty Keeper for iOS.
Exposure to sunlight not only leads to tanning but also penetrate the outer layer of the skin, damage and even kill skin cells, so why not be aware before you step out of the house?
Since VItamin D is essential and the sun isn’t very harsh early morning and evening, you can use this app to know the perfect time to go outside by checking the U.V. index forecast of the day. In case you have to go out, you can also take a skin type assessment. This way, you can calculate the duration you can go out without wearing sunscreen. My favourite part of the app is the sunscreen reminder option notifies you to reapply the sunscreen in intervals, so the effect doesn’t slow down.
5. Think Dirty – Shop Clean
There are tons of ingredients in our products which may cause long-term health impacts on our bodies. For example, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, and many more.
One way is to go through the ingredient list manually, but that’s going to take ages. A quicker alternative is by scanning the barcode. This app has a database of over 850,000 cosmetic products majorly manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. It rates the product and its ingredients from 10-8, which may cause long term health impact to 3-0 that is no evidence of harmful components. You can also look for products, save them in your shopping list, and look at various online retailers like Amazon, Sephora, etc., as well.
6. Home Workout
Since going out and exercising can be hard in COVID-19 times, so this free app lets you choose from several categories of exercises that you can do indoors. You can choose anything between a full-body workout to target a specific muscle group. These exercises are also grouped in terms of the level of difficulty, so if you’re someone who hasn’t done it before, you can easily progress slowly. In case you want to slow the pace down further. You can also tweak the rest and countdown time accordingly.
7. Water Reminder
Staying hydrated is crucial for healthy skin. To get started with water reminder, all you have to do is feed your gender and weight, to calculate the amount of water intake. For most people, it’s between 2-3 liters a day. You’re not bound by the app’s preset and can add custom reminders along with the option to change the reminder sound. The app has banner ads that can be removed for $1.5.
8. Sleep as Android
Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for healthy skin. And that’s where Sleep as Android comes in. As the name suggests, it’s only available on Android, however, you can use a similar app Sleep Cycle on iOS.
These apps give you a reminder every night, nudging you to go to bed and once you do, they track your sleep and show you graphs of your sleep habits overnight. Alternatively, you can also use smartwatches such as Apple or Galaxy watch, or even a cheap Mi Band, that comes with a built-in sleep tracker.
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So, now you can go ahead and try these apps out to keep your skin in check and improve it over time. I highly recommend the home workout app and the water reminder. These apps not only help you improve your skin but also your overall health. You can also try eating healthy like the vegan diet and also try intermittent fasting to get the body in a good state. So, these were my pick for the best skincare apps for iOS & Android. D.O., try them out and leave feedback in the comments below!