2022 is flying by but with the health and wellness industry booming it seems only right we discuss the skin care trends that will define the year. Trends give us a chance to see what’s fresh and what still works, as there can often be more traditional approaches combined with entirely new ones. Since there is so much varying advice out there about what to do and what to get, this gives us a chance to focus in on what really matters.
Inflammation in the body not only triggers problems with overall health but skin dysfunction as well. Anyone with a chronic inflammatory disease can attest to this. Many are now transitioning away from acid peels and Retin-A skin treatments and moving towards strengthening the function of the skin barrier and microbiome instead. Inflammation can cause skin to feel sensitive, itchy, uncomfortable, and red – things that can make people feel extremely self-conscious and affect mental health. If this sounds like something you might be experiencing, look for anti-inflammatory specific products. Green tea and turmeric solutions are two forms of anti-inflammatory skincare products you might not have thought about exploring but both are excellent for inflamed skin.
Embracing a more traditional approach, 2022 is seeing a resurgence in so-called ‘skinimalism.’ Many people are beginning to welcome the ‘less is more’ approach that typically dictates that using an overabundance of products doesn’t guarantee you immediate and effective results. Something as simple as keeping your skin properly protected and hydrated can make a massive difference to the aesthetic of your skin.
Our new circular hydration serum is now available to help you achieve this! Full-circle hydrating serum utilises an enhanced form of Hyaluronic Acid to penetrate the skin’s surface for deep hydration and more supple, radiant skin over time.
LED Light Masks
This is something a little different but represents an entirely new trend. LED face masks use infra-red LEDs (light emitting diodes) to target numerous skincare issues all at once. Light therapy of this kind allows skin to be exposed to varying wavelengths of light which penetrate deep into the skin’s surface and positively benefit your complexion. Celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Madonna swear by the transformative effects of these masks. They can be used to reduce pigmentation, psoriasis, rosacea symptoms, breakouts, and inflammatory side effects. This powerful technology has also been shown to reduce visible signs of facial aging and the general appearance of skin.
We use LED light therapy and electrical stimulation to immediately plump fine lines and wrinkles as part of our CACI treatment. CACI was devised after 20 years of medical research to treat stroke victims and sufferers of Bell’s Palsy, a stress related condition causing the muscles on one side of the face to become paralysed and drop.
However, while this trend is going to seriously take off over the coming months, actually buying an LED light mask is going to set you back by at least £200 for a top-quality product. For many, this may simply be too expensive, and sticking to more natural options might be a better alternative.
Sustainability is obviously going to be a massive trend for the forthcoming year as consumers look for products that are more eco-friendly in nature. Products that are recyclable or contained within packaging that is refillable is also becoming a popular trend, alongside ethically sourced ingredients for these products. Ultimately consumers are looking for skincare products that give back to the environment in some way, rather than just take. Try focusing on moving towards more sustainably sourced products and see if you like them.
Sam Baggott is a fully qualified beauty therapist and Dermalogica skincare professional with many years’ experience, who has been working with both men and women for many years in her salon in Gloucester. If you’d like a consultation and suggested treatments, then take a look at her website https://therapybysambaggott.co.uk or give her a call on 01452 539 751.