UP AND COMING SKINCARE TRENDS
Much like other industries, the world of beauty and skincare is ever evolving. There is always a new trend, product or ingredient to keep up with. We’ve scoured the internet and done the research for you and put together a list of trends and ingredients to be on the look for and some that you should shut the door on this year.
- Protecting the Skin Barrier
One of the biggest focuses for this year is protecting your skin barrier. The days of over exfoliating are now behind us. In order to combat some of the effects of over exfoliation we are now reaching for protection. So how do you protect your skin barrier and also what even is your skin barrier? The skin barrier is the upper layer of the skin that protects you from irritants, pollutants, toxins and helps to keep the moisture in. Now, how can you help to protect your skin barrier; using sunscreen, being gentle to the skin -- avoid hot long showers, pat yourself dry, using gentle soaps and cleansers,-- eating healthy, managing stress and keeping the skin moisturized.
- Holistic Treatments
Looking at your skincare in a holistic manner means understanding that along with external factors internal factors also take an effect on the skin. Finding a good hormone balance makes for healthier skin. While it may be easier to navigate the world of holistic skincare with a professional holistic esthetician you can take a few steps to get yourself started. You can start with a balanced diet, moisturizing and balancing stress.
- Proactive/Preventative Skincare
Even though there is plenty of wrinkle reducing and re-affirming creams and serums out there, much like preparing your body for aging, the best way to protect your skin is by taking a proactive approach. While keeping your skin smooth and clean can help you have a fresh and glowing appearance, an anti-aging routine does require a few extra steps such as; brightening with vitamin c, using a mild over-the-counter retinol to help boost collagen production and using sunscreen to prevent sun damage. While some may recommend adopting an early Botox routine it is always best to speak to your dermatologist. And remember the walls of your body (your skin) can talk and they will reveal your early habits so be sure to start including some positive ones like staying hydrated, moisturizing and be sure to avoid heavy drinking and smoking.
- Quick & Simple Routines
With so many products and tools on the market today it’s easy to get carried away and end up with an overly complicated and complex skincare routine. But much like with accessorizing when it comes to skincare, often times less is more! So say goodbye to your 10 step morning skincare routine and simplify it. One of the best ways to do this is by choosing quality over quantity. You don’t need to try five different products that do the same thing, you just need to give it time and maybe a little research. By researching your products beforehand you have a better chance of finding the right product for you. Another thing to note is that products are not instantaneous! Don’t add more steps to your routine just because you didn’t notice a difference after the first use.
- Skin Cycling
Skin cycling is the practice of using your skincare products intermittently. Meaning you use some one day and some on another day. This isn’t necessarily switching up your skincare routine on a daily basis, you are still using a consistent routine just on a rotating schedule. The phrase coined by Whitney Bowe, MD, a board certified dermatologist based out of New York City may be new, but the concept has been recommended by dermatologists all around for years now. So why exactly is it recommended? Giving your skin a day or two in between different ingredients allows for a more gentle introduction into your skin. Oftentimes with more complex skincare routines that layer on products and products of active ingredients can cause skin irritation especially in sensitive skin.
- Multi-tasking Products
With more people opting for an effective less time consuming skincare routine many people are turning to multitasking products. Not only do multi-tasking products make for time efficient routines, they can also help to save you money. When your products are doing twice as much work you need less products.
FADING TRENDS IN 2023
As the years go by, the beauty and skincare industry are constantly evolving and trends come and go. In 2023, some of the popular skincare trends that we’ve seen in the past few years will be fading out. Here’s a look at some of the skincare trends you won’t be seeing anymore by 2023:
- Social Media Trends
While social media can provide some great tips and there are some reputable accounts that give good advice, not every trend is worth your time. If you are going to try a trend be sure to do your research to see if it is a good fit for your skin type.
Even though exfoliation isn’t necessarily bad, overdoing it can cause more harm than good. When you over-exfoliate you can cause irritation and inflammation to the skin. In some cases you may even cause scarring especially in sensitive and acne prone skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology it is important to take into account your type of skin when considering exfoliating and your exfoliation technique. Exfoliation has been a popular skincare trend for a while now, but it is starting to fade out.
These are just a few of the skincare trends that will be fading out in 2023. As the industry evolves, more trends will come and go, but it’s important to remember to find the right skincare routine for your skin type and keep it consistent for the best results.
What should you look for when purchasing a new product? The first step is to look at the product's ingredients. Understand how the ingredients work and what effects they have on the skin. Next question to ask is does this ingredient do what your skin needs. Here are a few ingredients that will be popping up in some of the year’s best skincare products. While you may have seen some of these ingredients on lists from years past they continue to be popular because they are tried and true.
- Vitamin C
- Hyaluronic Acid
And with all that said I wish you all the best of luck in the ever revolving door that is skincare. May this be the year that we all find our skincare routine!