The skin is the largest organ of the body, so it only follows that most of us invest heavily in it. As a matter of fact, a recent survey shows that American women spend an average of $3,756 per year on beauty products and services. With that much money we spend on skincare, it’s important to know as much as possible about our skin and how to take care of it. However, with so many developments and studies about skincare, it might be a bit difficult to follow, let alone understand, all important trends when it comes to taking care of your skin. As such, in this article, we will focus on three important trends on skincare and skin treatments that you should know.
The multi-step skincare routine has been popular these past few years, primarily due to the rise of Korean beauty products in the market. However, the multi-step skincare routine, as its name suggests, has so many steps that to most of us, this can be tedious and costly to religiously follow. Also, irritation and breakouts can occur when too many products are applied to the skin, according to New York-based dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner. This is why dermatologists now recommend a more simplified skincare routine.
A much simpler skincare routine actually works quite well, and 54% of young Millennials have cut down on the products that they use on their face. Your skin should look good by following only a few important steps. All it takes is for you to cleanse and moisturize daily, and never forget to wear sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. You can also add an anti-aging product in your routine, ideally retinol as it is scientifically proven to even out your skin’s texture. Occasionally, you may also exfoliate a few times a week to speed up the removal of superficial dead skin cells.
Hyaluronic Acid for Intense Hydration
Moisturizing your skin is a must if you want your skin to look young and fresh. However, for some, moisturizers alone might not be enough to combat more advanced signs of skin aging. Fortunately, hyaluronic acid supplements can help your skin retain moisture. Studies show that taking hyaluronic acid supplements at doses of 120 to 240 mg per day for at least a month can significantly increase skin moisture and reduce dry skin in adults.
However, if you are in a rush and cannot wait for a month for that extra boost in hydration, you can also try skin boosters. These are a new kind of treatment, made up primarily of hyaluronic acid, that can help supplement your skin care routine. When injected, skin boosters can increase skin radiance and improve its texture. Studies of this treatment also show that skin boosters can increase skin hydration by 61% and skin glow by 60%. As skin boosters are non-invasive, they also have minimal downtime, and while visible tiny bumps may appear on your skin right after your treatment, these will subside in 24 to 48 hours. The positive effects of skin boosters are immediate, making them a perfect solution when you want good results as soon as possible.
At-Home Beauty Technology
Going to your local aestheticians might have been a challenge during the pandemic lockdowns, which is why the at-home beauty tech sector has seen a massive rise in demand during the pandemic. This sector encompasses mobile apps that enable you to analyze your skin, as well as physical devices designed for specific beauty purposes. The global beauty devices market, valued at $39.1 billion in 2018, is predicted to grow to $107.2 billion by 2024.
An example of beauty tech that you can use is Neutrogena’s NAIA Skin360 app, which analyzes your skin using your smartphone camera and then offers a personalized routine. Foreo’s Luna, on the other hand, is a device that combines bacteria-resistant silicone and sonic vibrations to enhance facial cleansing. Technologies like these allow people to have more control over their beauty routines.
Having a good skincare routine at home and occasionally investing in skin treatments can result in better and healthier skin. Not only will this keep you looking good, but having noticeably healthy skin is also a boost to your confidence. Despite the ever-changing trends when it comes to skincare, one thing remains constant: having healthy skin never goes out of style.