Biggest Skin Care Trends of 2018
If you’re going to trust anyone’s opinion on skincare, it’d be the woman who works her magic on the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama.
That woman is Jennifer Brodeur. She has over 20 years of experience in the industry and is the brains behind JB Skin Guru – a holistic line of organic skin care and services.
We had a chance to chat to the beauty boss at the recent International dermaviduals Symposium about the common mistakes we’re making when it comes to our faces and the biggest trends we’ll see in skincare this year.
What are the biggest skin care mistakes you see women making?
The biggest is over-exfoliating and stripping the skin. It can cause dryness, inflammation, excess oil, breakouts, redness, sensitivity, translucency, infection and even excess oil.
What are the benefits of facials? How often should we be having them?
This is a tricky question. As not all “facials are created equally”. For example, for facials you would benefit by having a course to have the cumulative effect, followed by treatments every 4-6 weeks.
However, some treatments which maybe more invasive would need to have more down time in between. This is where having a qualified therapist is key. After a complete skin assessment, she will be able to advise what the best course of treatment is for your skin.
Over the past year, people have become more conscious of their skin. The focus has shifted from makeup trends to glowing skin. More and more customers are convinced that taking care of skin comes before prepping it with external elements. Therefore, there is an increased interest in finding ways that will produce professional results when it comes to good skin. Following are the largest skin care trends of 2018.
1. Personalized Skin Care
One of the best things that we have learned so far is that everyone has a different skin type; therefore, your skin shelf should include products that suit you. Whether you have oily skin, sensitive or dry skin your care should consist of products that specifically cater to your skin type. If you have tried a number of products but still have not seen satisfactory results then you might be using products which do not suit your skin.
2. Serums All the Way
Another important development in skin has been the breakthrough of serums. From top models to dermatologists, everyone is convinced of the noticeable results of including serums in your skin care routine. There are so many different types of serums to tackle with various aspects. For instance, aging skin needs more moisture and hydrations; therefore, fore you can look into hydraulic acid serums. To restore bright skin you can include Vitamin C serums.
3. Mask On, Mask Off
Another skin care trend of 2018 is face mask. There are different types of face masks like peel-off, wash-off and sheet masks that are packed with ingredients for bright and healthy skin. Face masks are a great way to get rid of impurities and maintain good skin. You can try enzyme mask, deep seal facial mask or anti-stress mask for a healthy looking skin.
4. Start From Within
You are what you eat. This is why skin specialists warn people against fried and preserved foods which extremely lead to acne prone and oily skin. However, with help of probiotics, you can get rid of toxins in your body. You can eat foods that have probiotic properties such as kimchi and yogurt. There are also supplements that promote gut wellness which can be used for restoring stomach and gut health. By taking care of digestive health, you can clear up your skin.
5. Toning is Essential
Excessive use of cleansers and exfoliators can strip off natural oils from your face which can adjust the pH balance so increasing oil production and acne. It can also cause aging in the skin because your skin becomes dry as a result. This is why you should go easy on the skin and switch to tonsers for cleaning skin in the morning. You can use toning pads or toning liquids for the promotion of naturally good-looking skin.
6. At-Home Skin Care Tools
Another interesting trend that has become incessantly famous is the use of at-home tools that will help you get the salon results without going to one. There are several gadgets such as exfoliation sets and micro-needling rollers that play an integral role in making your skin look flawless. Such devices can be used on your own without any assistance.
7. Skin Care is Synonymous with Body Care
While you are looking after your skin, it is also important to look after your body overall. You can buy imported moisturizers from many online resources to make sure that your body is always moisturized. Beside that, body scrubs and exfoliators will get rid of dead cells and leave your body soft and smooth.
8. Go Natural
2018 is the year of going all bare. People are minimizing the amount of makeup they put on their face and becoming more confident in their own skin. This is an important trend for a healthy lifestyle. Embrace it by using products that make you feel confident without wearing any makeup. You will feel more empowered and confident if you take care of your overall health.