Most people have the common sense not to take trends too seriously. Whether it’s in the realm of music, fashion or television, trends come and go. If you miss out on a fad, you can take comfort in the fact that a new flavour of the month will replace it.
But not all trends are created equally. In fact, it’s in your best interests to actively seek out trends that relate to certain areas of your life. Seeing that your skin is your body’s largest organ, it’s a good idea to stay updated on the best ways to take care of it. So, what’s on the horizon in terms of skincare trends?
Not everyone’s skin is the same, so ignore any product that claims to be a one-size-fits-all solution. Whether your skin is dry, oily or sensitive, you need skincare products that solve a specific problem. An increasing number of cosmetics companies have noticed this and are creating ranges that cater to specific skin types.
More men’s skincare products
Times are changing, and this is most evident in the boom of male grooming products. Gone are the days where the only items in a man’s toiletry bag were shaving cream and body spray. Everyone benefits from a good skincare regime, which is no wonder there has been a steady increase in the number of male beauty products on the market.
Natural products take centre stage
Green is the new black, and everyone seems to be looking for ways to adopt a more natural lifestyle. A growing number of people are no longer comfortable using products with harsh chemicals such as parabens and synthetic fragrances. This explains the market’s interest in natural products, including argan oil and cocoa butter.
What’s better than an even tone body lotion? A body lotion that smooths out patches of uneven skin while offering protection from the sun. The same goes for face scrubs that double up as masks, as well as creams that can be used from face to feet.
Self-care’s the best skincare
No serum, lotion or cream can undo the damage of bad habits you refuse to let go of. Smoking, excessive drinking and a bad diet will continue to damage your skin until you call it quits. If you’re reworking your skincare routine, don’t forget to add self-care to your regimen.
Some things will always remain the same: what goes up must come down, shaving with Vaseline is a great way to remove hair from sensitive areas, and every year brings a new set of trends to follow.