These days, everything is about maximum function and multitasking, balanced with hefty doses of health consciousness and environmental awareness. This tall order even carries over to beauty routines – people want safe, pure ingredients they can feel right about, coupled with effective results that slow the hands of time. The quest for youthful looks and lasting beauty is nothing new – people have been obsessed with their skin’s health since the beginning of time.
Thankfully, some beauty trends have long fallen by the wayside, such as using (carcinogenic) coal tar as a face mask. In contrast, others – such as honey (which contains antibacterial properties) – have endured over the ages. Nevertheless, in today’s world, the skincare business is a multi-billion-dollar industry. As a result, scientists, dermatologists, and other experts work tirelessly to formulate better, more efficient, and more popular beauty and anti-aging treatments.
In other words, skincare has come a long way and has given consumers a dizzying array of choices when it comes to the pursuit of flawless, young-looking skin. Here’s a look at some of the latest trends in skincare. Only time will tell if they are here to stay or end up as a fad!
Skin Cleansing Brushes
These are perhaps some of the most innovative trends in skincare to hit the market. The concept is based on the idea that automated brushes' action helps to remove more buildup and pollutants than washing or scrubs can on their own. In addition, this anti-aging product is touted to open pores more efficiently so that a beauty product applied after use can achieve better penetration.
The caveat (of course, there is one) is that it shouldn't be used more than a couple of times a week because it could dry skin out and even cause irritation and redness. Also, those with rosacea or other issues, such as sensitive skin, should not use skin cleansing brushes. Finally, for those who want to try this beauty gadget, it won’t come cheaply. Some versions cost between $100 and $200.
Integrated Sun Protection
This is one skincare trend that’s hard to argue with. Even though skin cancer awareness has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few decades, it’s still a significant health issue, with 40-50% of the population facing the diagnosis sometime in their lifetime by the time they reach age 65. The skincare industry has answered this problem by incorporating sunscreen into everything from moisturizers to cosmetics like lip balm and foundation.
Whether you use makeup with SPF already in it or a separate product (like our eco-friendly version), remember that skin damage happens all year round – even in winter – so it’s important no matter when you’re outside.
Natural Skincare Products
It comes as no surprise that in a world ever-increasingly fixated on a healthy lifestyle and natural ingredients in everything from food to cleaning products, natural ingredients are all the rage for anti-aging products. The harmful chemicals in most common beauty products can irritate skin and dry it out, making the return to nature a desirable option for those wishing to avoid exposure to toxins. Look for paraben-free products in this skincare trend to avoid some of the worst offenders.
It’s simple, natural, and earthy. Clay beauty masks are Korean-inspired and affordable, making them a fun and easy way to boost skin’s clarity and get rid of unwanted buildup. In addition, the absorbent properties of clay help remove oils that cause acne and reduce redness on sensitive skin.
Try one of these skincare trends and see which treatments work best for you!