With many salons and spas closing off in 2020, many women have found ways to try DIY methods of skin care and generally rely on home treatments and remedies. Along with that are the knowledge, time, and joy in discovering and exploring new types of skin care or self-care at home. If you want to try out more kinds of skin care this year, here’s a list 10 skin care tips to try in 2021 that can give you some ideas:
- Plant-Based Skin Care
Many people are looking for more plant-based skin care products today and this trend is expected to stay longer. With many consumers who are turning more eco-conscious, manufacturers are also introducing more plant-based products into the market today.
Popular natural ingredients include Ginger, Witch Hazel flowers, Gotu Kola, and Hemp. If you’re interested to know more about Hemp-based skin care products, especially lotions, here’s what you need to know.
- Eco-Friendly Skin Care
Plant-based skin care products may be the most eco-friendly options you can find in the market, but not all types and brands of skin care can make the switch that easily. However, if you want to reduce your carbon footprint in any way, you can still do that by patronizing skin care brands that utilize sustainable packaging. Aside from the packaging, you must also be mindful of the ingredients and testing procedures that the brand uses. Specifically, make sure you choose products that are paraben-free and cruelty-free.
- Blue Light Protection Skin Care
Even before the pandemic, most people spend so much time working, playing, or browsing on digital screens. The blue light that comes off from these gadgets, especially at night, has been shown to affect cognition. Moreover, it is now known to have damaging effects on the skin too.
The good news is, the skin care industry has caught up with this problem. Now, you have a line of products that can fight off the bad skin effects of blue light. These products contain ingredients such as Algae, Turmeric, and Licochalcone. These are great choices for those who have been working from home since the pandemic.
- “Maskne” Skin Care
Wearing face masks is expected to be normalized even in the next few years. Unfortunately, many people have experienced skin irritation due to these coverings. Fortunately, some skin care companies have created soothing face sprays to alleviate these irritations. There are also zinc oxide face masks that are believed to prevent breakouts to the wearer.
- Skin Care Minimalism
After staying at home for so long, people have appreciated caring for their skin and giving it what it needed for a long time: to just breathe. People have been ditching complicated makeup routines for that natural skin look.
Besides, there’s no need to wear too much makeup when you’re at home. And even if you need to go outside, any makeup you’re wearing won’t be appreciated because it would be covered up by the mask.
It’s not just makeup. Skin care minimalism is also a thing. Instead of an 8 or 10-step skin care regimen, a 3 or 5-step regimen is already enough. Since staying at home does not expose your skin to pollution and free radicals, then there’s no need to use various products to fight these off.
- Microbiome Skin Care
Microbiome health has become popular in the medical community lately and is expected to branch out into the skin care industry. Microbiome skin care refers to products that utilize an ecosystem of living microorganisms that are also known as prebiotics and probiotics. If you’re thinking these healthy bacteria are just for your gut, not anymore!
- Skin Care For Your Zoom Face
Since almost everyone is finding themselves in the middle of a Zoom meeting, people have become concerned about how they look on the screen. The beauty industry is buzzing about various cosmetic procedures that aim to address facial concerns including eye bags, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles—which are somehow very visible on Zoom. If you’re not into cosmetic surgery, don’t worry. Experts suggest using eye creams with caffeine are known to help reduce swelling while brightening the undereye area.
- Online Dermatology Consultation
Just like online medical consultations, it is expected that online dermatology will be booming this year. These online consultations will offer personalized skin care with the help of a dermatologist and can even have the products delivered to your home. There are also progress checkups to ensure that you obtain your skin health goals.
As a patient, you just need to take a picture of your skin problems and give more information during the consultation so the dermatologist can determine the proper treatment. You may also be required to take pictures of the affected skin every week so the dermatologist can observe any changes.
- Body Skin Care Treatments
Skin care generally focuses on facial skin. However, it must also include the rest of the body. This year, it’s time to pay attention to body skin care as well. For starters, you can invest in exfoliants, scrubs, oils, and serums for the body.
Watch out for body creams that contain lactic acid, niacinamide, and bakuchiol, which are aimed at making your skin glowing, smooth, and even. On the other hand, serums are designed to improve the skin’s firmness, tone, and elasticity.
- Techie Skin Care
2021 is the year to invest in at-home skin care gadgets that can help maintain good and healthy skin. So, even if your favorite salons and spas are still close, there’s no need to worry because you can buy microcurrent rollers, facial toning devices, beauty rollers, and even LED light therapy devices.
Some of the tips above may just be passing trends. The secret to a successful skin care routine is effectiveness and consistency. Even if a product is effective for you, it still won’t yield good results if you don’t consistently apply your skin care routine.
Aside from that, you must maintain overall health and wellness. Keeping your skin clear, smooth, and healthy also requires a healthy lifestyle. Hence, eating a well-balanced diet, exercising, getting enough sleep, and using sunblock must be done every day to get that healthy, glowing skin.