“It takes a lot to shine without makeup; it takes courage, strength, self-esteem and a good skincare routine.” -Nubelease.
Earlier this year, a wave of “self-care with skincare” was observed. This changed the way people used to perceive beauty. To look beautiful is no longer about applying makeup. Instead, it is more about taking care of your skin and making it glow from within.
You might already know that skincare is not a new concept. Instead, it is an ancient concept that includes- using natural ingredients to clean the pores, remove dead skin cells, and improve the overall texture of the skin.
In 2021, the basic skincare regime took a remarkable turn. In other words, several new and undoubtedly better skincare trends paved their way into people’s vanity.
Do you want to know what these trends are? Alright then, let’s get started!
The first trend of the year is skinmalism. It is a combination of two terms, i.e., skin + minimalism. This year, many people started accepting their natural skin texture and going minimal on makeup. Needless to say, applying several layers of products strips skin’s natural oils, causing dryness. Moreover, it leads to clogged pores, worsening the skin’s condition.
Skinimalism is all about using fewer products on your skin and helping it breathe. The main focus in this skincare routine is given to moisturizing and protecting skin against harmful UV damage. Besides that, you can use multitasking products. For instance, using BB creams containing high SPF. It will help cover dark spots and also provide protection from UV rays.
Sustainable beauty means using natural and organic products for the skin. In addition to this, it also includes using products that help protect the environment and reduce plastic waste. You might have also seen beauty influencers using bar face soaps and exfoliators. Generally, such products are enriched with the goodness of plants and nature. Thus, promoting skin rejuvenation.
The best part?
Most of the organic products are sulfate-free. It reduces the chances of clogged pores and skin breakout. Also, exfoliating products boost blood circulation, adding a natural blush to your skin.
Personalized Skin Care
You can find countless beauty products in the market. But how will you know what will suit your skin? That’s why many companies started customizing their products as per the customer’s skin texture and their needs.
It goes without saying that customized skincare provides effective results. It helps reduce signs of aging, acne, and dull skin. However, to get personalized skincare, you first need to learn about your skin. Do you have any allergies? Do you smoke or drink? Do you get enough sleep? All such questions will also play a significant role in your customized products.
2020 was filled with stress- A LOT of stress. That’s why in 2021, people started following skincare hacks for de-stressing. But not just any skincare. Korean skincare routines are proven to improve skin textures and give you a glass-like effect. Therefore, for de-stressing, people started using Korean cosmetics such as sheet masks, facial emulsions, vita c serum, and others. These help in cleansing the pores and better absorption of products.
To make this de-stressing even more impactful, you can create a peaceful and positive atmosphere. Use scented candles, essential oils, or play some soothing music while doing your skincare. It will surely help relax all your muscles while you’ll be giving your face the best treatment.
Due to the regular use of masks, many people (especially those with sensitive skin) reported mask-related breakouts. These breakouts include acne issues, contact dermatitis, rosacea, and folliculitis. An umbrella term used to describe them is “maskne.”
As a matter of fact, “How to treat Maskne naturally?” is one of the most popular searches on the internet in 2020.
To treat these breakouts, dermatologists recommend using gentle cleansers, avoiding touching your face often, and washing your face at least twice a day with water only.
Note: Using a cleanser too often will make your skin dry, causing more skin irritation and damage. So, it is better to wash your face a few times with water only.
In addition to using multiple skincare products for better and healthy-looking skin, the use of dietary supplements is also increasing. These supplements usually include antioxidant formulas to reduce the signs of aging. Plus, the nutrients present in the supplements also help soothe acne-prone and sensitive skin.
Not to mention, the use of microbiome and microbiota products and supplements is also on the rise. It guards the skin against pathogens that affect your skin as well as overall health. Also, it helps in treating the skin issues such as acne and eczema. Several studies have shown that healthy skin microbiomes also promote skinimalism.
Note: Before you try any supplements for your skin, it is better to consult your dermatologists. They understand your skin type and will give you the best solution.
Blue Light Protection
Just like UV rays, the blue light from the sun and smartphone or laptop can cause severe skin damage. According to a report, 8 hours of screen time is equivalent to 20 minutes of sun exposure without any kind of protection. Premature aging, dull skin, and acne are some of the signs you may observe on your skin due to blue light. That’s why now people have started taking adequate preventive measures.
The primary role in this skincare is played by SPF. In addition to this, wear sunscreen almost all the time. YES! All the time- even when you are home, doing nothing. As even if you are doing nothing, you’ll be using your laptop or smartphone. Unknowingly, it will affect your skin. Wearing sunscreen will reduce its effects to a great extent.
To Sum It All Up!
All these are the latest skincare trends that are continuously making their way into people’s vanity. So, you should give them a try and select the one that suits you best. Nevertheless, it is better to determine your skin type and consult the dermatologist before trying anything new. Also, read the product description carefully to avoid any reaction.