With the arrival of summer comes the arrival of new skincare trends. From microdosing and skinimalism, these five fads are here to stay, and for good reasons (hello glow-y skin!).
1. Skin Supplements
Ingestible beauty is a hot trend for summertime. When you’re sticky and sweaty, do you really want to apply another layer of skincare? Probably not. Which is where skin supplements come in.
With countless options on the market, it can feel overwhelming deciding where to start. First, make sure the supplement is made by a credible scientist. Next, look for nutrients clinically proven to enhance your skin health, such as vitamin A and E, biotin, collagen, selenium, and curcumin BioBDMC™30. The later ingredient has been proven in a peer-reviewed study to reduce extreme inflammation, especially in the skin!
If you’re looking for a starting place, try Blossom Essential’s Lilium Skin Hydration Supplement!
If you’re unfamiliar with micro-dosing, you’re not alone. Dermatologists have been preaching about it for years, but the trend has finally arrived. Microdosing is when you use the smallest concentration of an active for it to be effective, but without as many (or any!) side effects.
Many actives are attacked for causing negative reactions, such as rashes, peeling, burning, and redness. For people especially prone to sensitivity, microdosing is the solution. You still get the incomparable benefits, but without the chance of it backfiring.
Which ingredients should you microdose? Retinol, exfoliating acids (AHAs, BHAs, PHAs), and vitamin C. For minimal concentration suggestions, check out the list below:
- AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)
- Glycolic Acid: ≅5%
- Lactic Acid: ≅5%
- Citric Acid: 8%
- BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acids)
- Salicylic Acid: 1%
- Betaine Salicylate: 2%
- Willow Bark: 1%
- PHAs (Polyhydroxy AcidS)
- Gluconolactone: Under 10%
- Galactose: Under 10%
- Retinol: .01%-.03%
Vitamin C: 10%
In 2021, skinimalism was predicted to become the hottest skincare trend of the year. While a tad delayed, skinimalism is now here to stay.
What is skinimalism? Well, with the rise of skin issues in 2020 (think maskne and rashes), skinimalism is an effort to simplify your skincare routine, while embracing your natural skin. In the same stream, natural makeup searches have piqued since 2021, thanks to working from home.
How can you adopt skinimalism? Focus on multi-tasking formulas that target your concerns. For example, if you experience dryness and skin irritation, try a gentle daily moisturizer like Rosa. And remember, skin is supposed to have texture and pores. Even a few pimples can be part of healthy skin!
4. De-stressing Ingredients
Everyone’s stress levels reached an all-time high in 2020. And we’re still in the midst of stressful times. As such, skincare has become the newest form of self-care. It’s a chance to destress, unwind, and relax during this unprecedented time.
There are many de-stressing skincare ingredients; some that reduce inflammation, while others calm redness and blotchiness. They’re gentle on the skin and help cool everything down. Whether you experience acne, sunburns, rashes, or even pesky irritation, this is the skincare trend for you! Keep an eye out for these key ingredients this summer:
- Aloe vera
- Calendula extract
- Centella asiatica (AKA Gotu Kola)
- Green tea extract
- Willow herb
If you’ve ever placed ice cubes under your eyes to reduce puffiness, then you’ve tried cryotherapy! Turning the temperature down on your routine is a one-way ticket to tight and smooth skin.
Cryotherapy promises to tighten and rejuvenate skin by using cold temperatures, which contract blood vessels and narrow pores. With the recent uptick in at-home cryotherapy devices and tools, the trend is perfect for summertime. When you’re in the mood to cool down, you can perk up your skin at the same time! Check out icy orbs or sculpting rollers when browsing. Both are constantly recommended by dermatologists.