5 Big Skincare Beauty Trends We Were Obsessed With in 2017
Posted on 18 December 2017
As the New Year approaches, it’s time to start working on your resolutions.
Although it is highly likely you won’t keep all of them, the one you definitely should is related to skin care.
Every new year always looks like a clean slate, so what better way to kick of the new era than with some excellent care and indulgence that will definitely pay off even in the years to follow.
Now, we have done our due diligence and handpicked some of the biggest skincare trends of this year that will probably continue their domination well into the upcoming one, so make sure you read on carefully and take note, because what better way to start practicing self-care than with amazing skincare?
If I could turn back time
When your skin is bent out of shape, the best thing to do before going further down the road is make an appointment for a consult with a great dermatologist and look into a minimally invasive treatment called microneedling. This procedure also goes by the name collagen induction therapy. It uses the skin’s own recovery process in order to foster collagen production and help you turn the clock. A device with a pin-tipped wand poke tiny holes into your skin, creating controlled micro-injuries. Now, although it is a tad uncomfortable, the payout is more than worth it. During the healing process, the damaged tissue makes way for new collagen and the results are multiple. From fewer wrinkles to disappearance of acne scars to the overall improved skin’s texture and natural radiance, this is definitely worth considering. This can be a Christmas present you can give to yourself.
A holistic-inspired approach
The holistic approach to skincare has had a pretty good run, and it’s safe to assume that it will be going strong for numerous seasons to come. Now, drawing inspiration from this approach, dermatologists have acknowledged that there is a strong connection between gut and skin, and they predict that probiotics will be one of the most effective means to achieving that flawless complexion. This approach is popularly known as drinkable skincare, and it includes frequent and sufficient intake of foods that are naturally high in probiotics such as yogurt, miso soup, sauerkraut, and kombucha as well as additional supplements. Of course, topical probiotics are also highly recommended, but start from within and work your way out.
Secret wish list
Now, we know that this doesn’t exactly fall into the category of skincare, but it is related to skin, and it most certainly is a trend. If you think we’re talking about tattoos, you are right on point. The ink trend has never been stronger, and if you have secretly been longing to ink your body, this is the perfect time to take the plunge - a new thing for a new year. If you don’t have a specific idea of what you want, follow in the footsteps of most Australians who predominantly choose to ink amazing Japanese tattoos in Sydney. Actually, this trend has become so popular that it has taken the Australian continent by storm due to the bold and bright colors and grey backgrounds that result in a gorgeous work of body art. Another amazing hot inking style is definitely realism, and if you’re looking to go with something a little more subtle, tiny tattoos loaded with meaning are always in style, particularly in the US.
Love me tender, love me sweet
Recent research has shown that our skin’s pH levels are extremely delicate, and that this year marks the beginning of a gentler approach to cleansing. Therefore, it is time to say goodbye to all the harsh cleansers and take a more gentle and nurturing route. This includes introducing cleansers such as Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Clarins Cleansing Milk with gentian that are powerful enough to remove even the heaviest makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils, providing nourishment along with a great cleanse. Of course, with gentle cleansing come other elements of skincare, and those include natural and organic moisturizers that provide intense hydration and lock in moisture.
New year, new tools
There has been a lot of buzz around cleansing tools, namely Foreo, that is proving to be an effective yet gentle, especially in comparison to some of the harsher brushes that have been popular in the years past. In the spirit of gentle yet powerful approach, investing in a tool like this is one of the biggest favors you can do for your skin. The newest addition to the Foreo family is Luna Play, which isn’t only convenient for traveling but does a marvelous job at gently cleansing and exfoliating the skin, unclogging pores without even a hint of irritation.
Posted by Mia Taylor
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.