With the holiday season knocking on the door, it is the perfect time to indulge in some self-care. Sitting at home, not having to show your face, may have resulted in you slacking off from taking care of your skin. The years 2020 and 2021 have been tumultuous for everyone.
Having to wear masks for long periods of time has led to maskne – acne caused due to masks. Not to mention how ashy and scaly all the hand sanitizing has left our skin. This has left our skin begging for some attention and care. Enlisted below are some of the skincare trends to help you buzz into the year 2022, all refreshed.
- Maintaining The Scalp
The cold and dry winter months tarnish the health of the scalp. It leaves the scalp and hair feeling brittle and damaged. Alternatively, extreme oiliness is also a sign of damaged scalp, along with red bumps or dandruff. There is an array of products that cater to the wellness of scalp health, be it in the form of a serum, hair mask, or even essential oils.
The Earth Rhythm Hydrating Moisture Lock Scalp Complex serum is a nourishing serum and ideal for dry scalp. It will leave your scalp feeling moisturized and soothed. You may also want to try out Moroccan oil, which is known to hydrate the scalp and rejuvenate new hair growth. Coconut oil and jojoba oil are also infamous for their moisturizing properties.
So, spend the holiday season bringing back some moisture to your hair and scalp.
Dermaplaning is a procedure involving a razor to shave facial hair. Not only does it remove the peach fuzz from your face, but it also removes dead skin cells. It doubles down as exfoliation for the skin, leaving your face feeling soft and supple. After dermaplaning, you will be able to notice a significant improvement in your base makeup application. This is because of the smooth surface it creates on the face. Adding to that, skincare products can penetrate the skin better due to the absence of peach fuzz.
However, there are a few things you should take note of before trying out dermaplaning at home. There are specific razors, like this, that are used for the sole purpose of this process. So, no need to go through your husband’s cabinet looking for his razor. Cleanse your skin of dirt and oil prior to dermaplaning and follow up with a moisturizing serum. You must hold your skin taut and glide the blade across your face in feather-like strokes, towards the direction of hair growth.
- Celebrity Skincare
Many celebrities have now launched skincare lines that are clean and environment friendly. Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty has crept its way into many people’s skincare regimens. While keeping consumer satisfaction and wellness in mind, Honest Beauty also exercises eco-friendly and conscious business practices. Another celebrity who jumped on the skincare line bandwagon is Lauren Conrad with Lauren Conrad Beauty. It is both vegan and cruelty-free.
- Chemical Peels
At-home chemical peels, essentially the Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, have been making rounds in the beauty community for years now. This is an alternative to abrasive physical exfoliation that we are all used to. Contrary to popular belief, rough exfoliation of the skin does not help to remove excess dirt, sebum, or makeup. It does, however, contribute to damaged skin barriers, which can result in acne and speed up skin aging.
According to dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel, chemical peels “exfoliate top layers of cells and help clear up clogged pores, breakouts, dull skin, and dry skin. They are also great for minimizing pores and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.”
- Red Light Therapy and Green Tea Extract Combination
While the combination may sound unorthodox, the addition of green tea in red light therapy has proven to bring forth the results 10x faster. The inclusion of green tea extract in the skincare routine is an age-old practice.
Whether consumed internally or applied topically the benefits of green tea are prevalent. Red light therapy, although comparatively a new trend, has created quite a buzz. This is due to its non-invasive procedure that has multiple benefits.
The antioxidant properties in green tea extract help to neutralize the negative aspects of red light.
Read this article to know about the combined benefits of red light therapy and green tea extract in more depth.
If you are thinking of giving this duo a try, then this holiday season is the perfect time to do so. Take some cotton pads soaked in green tea and apply them to your face prior to the red light therapy treatment, and enjoy improved skin health in no time.
- Taking Care of Your Hands
Due to the contagious nature of coronavirus, the need for hand sanitizers has sky-rocketed. While it does its job of cleansing our hands of bacteria and germs, it leaves our skin feeling scaly and rough. The frantic washing of hands every time you change your child’s diapers does not help either. Therefore, hand care has become an important skincare regime for many people. With winter approaching soon, it is only likely to make its way into many others’ beauty routines.
This winter and holiday season, take the time off to take care of your hands. You may try out this pumpkin spice-scented hand lotion to give it a holiday feel.
Being a mother can be tough. It is a 24-hour job where you have to be on call all the time. While tending to your family and catering to all of their needs, you forget to take care of yourself. Sometimes, you need to take a step back and address your own needs, prioritize yourself, so you can be there for your family wholeheartedly.
Listed above are 6 skincare trends, and products, that you may indulge in during your ‘me-time. With the Black Friday sale just around the corner, you might want to stock up on some of these products and relish the rest of the holidays.