2018 has been an exciting year so far, especially when it comes to skin trends. The way we care for our beauty is slowly changing, and most women know all about the standard tricks and rules to maintain their skin – sunscreen, retinol, vitamin C, and thorough cleansing coupled with an occasional scrub. But what else is there? Are there any new things we can do to maintain our appearance or change it so it suits our tastes? Are there more effective ways to resolve our skin issues?
If you want to know what’s around the corner read on, because we’re about to show you some of the latest trends that are coming our way.
Everything is eco-friendly
It would seem that consumers are becoming a lot more conscious about what they use in their beauty routines. If the insanely popular and ever-growing organic market is any indication, this trend will continue to rise because people are seeking products that are vegan, cruelty-free, don’t contain any harmful ingredients, and aren’t so dangerous to the environment. From packaging to the product itself, people seek to be environmentally responsible and are no longer content just to let companies tell them what’s good without backing it up with evidence. If you’ve been looking to switch to more natural and organic products, now’s the perfect time. The market is overflowing, and brands will either have to step up their game, or risk angering consumers.
Derma rollers are here to stay
That “vampire facial” trend from last year? Yep, it’s still happening. Microneedling is becoming big in skincare world, and this procedure doesn’t take more than 15 minutes to finish. Tiny needles are used to puncture the skin and help your skin speed up its collagen production, and they’re recommended for a whole variety of skin problems – enlarged pores, acne scarring, wrinkles, and hyper pigmentation. The at-home version of this treatment is also becoming popular, and the sales of derma rollers are on the rise. If you’re looking for the latest beauty treatment to try at the salon, this is definitely worth checking out.
Beauty from the inside
It’s time to tackle our skin issues on two fronts, and taking supplements and combining them with regular skincare might be the best way to really ensure you retain youthfulness for a long time. Beauty supplements could be the perfect way to deliver nutrients to your skin, particularly because a lot of brands are formulating blends of ingredients that can’t be found in food.
Naturally plump pouts
Rather than huge, Instagram lips, this year the trends are leaning a lot more towards natural plumpness and balance that works with a person’s specific face shape. Doctors have become quite proficient at their techniques, and getting professional lip fillers is now a much safer and more enjoyable procedure that’s going to give you the lips you’ve always wanted to have. Subtle details that take into consideration your entire facial structure are trending, and the results are pretty damn amazing.
Stem cell treatments
Specifically, placental stem cell treatments for your face. From plant stem cells to human stem cells, using the product from the umbilical cord and placenta is weird, but it’s also absolutely effective. These cells have an endless potential for growth, and when used topically can deliver an insane amount of nutrients to your skin. Doctors also use them in beauty treatments, specifically for fillers that can then be used for various forms of face lifts. When tissue like this is used it produces very natural results because you’re basically using something that humans naturally produce and then putting it back in the body.
We all know and love sheet masks, but Korean beauty is now bringing us something new to have fun with – rubber masks. They look a lot more like traditional masks because they go on your face all wet and goopy before drying down to a rubbery texture. Once they dry down you can peel them away, so why not grab a few new masks from Dr. Jart and have a fun beauty evening filled with pampering rituals?
Out body rests and regenerates itself over night, and the beauty industry is slowly starting to see the benefits of helping our skin along while we sink into peaceful slumber. Hopefully, everyone has learned by now that going to bed with makeup on is a huge no-no, so now it’s time to take it all a step further. Layering sleep masks before bed, using silk instead of cotton pillowcases, trying various kinds of night balms and oils, and even using specialized cleansing devices to help you deep cleanse and firm up your skin is all popular, so update your nightly routine to help your face regenerate. You’ll wake up all radiant and pretty!
Technology is really advancing, and skincare trends are becoming extremely effective. If you like any of these popular innovations make sure to try them out, and enjoy feeling reinvigorated and gorgeous.
The Carousel would like to thank Sophia Smith for this article.