7 2017 Skin Care Trends You Need To Know
Is 2017 the year you want to achieve your best-looking skin yet? There are exciting new ingredients entering the skin care world that can help make your skin luminous, smooth, and flawless in appearance. We’ve rounded up the ingredients that can help protect and refresh your skin. Work one, two, or all of these into your skin care routine to see positive results. We also compiled product links to get your hands on these major 2017 skin care trends.
1. Oils, Oils, Oils
Coconut oil, argan oil, rosehip oil… There’s a plethora of oils that can beautify your skin, you just need to find the right one to suit your needs. Argan oil is very popular to use on hair but can also be extremely effective on skin with its light and absorbent consistency. Coconut oil is great to nourish and soften skin. Use it on your body all year long to avoid skin dryness and ashiness. In Bora Bora coconut oil is referred to as Monoï and is infused with local flowers such as Tiare and Plumeria to give it a great scent — consider making it part of your daily routine to briefly transport you to the tropics. Rosehip oil has a non-greasy consistency and is great for people with sensitive skin or eczema. Using the right oils can help beautify skin as they contain fatty acids, Vitamin E, and antioxidants.
2. Anti-Pollution Skin Care
Pollution can be damaging to skin. Studies show that it can cause premature aging and accelerate the appearance of wrinkles. Skin care brands are creating new formulas to reduce the damage pollution causes and to protect skin from irritants and particles in the air. Many brands are jumping on this trend with formulations that feature plant extracts such as seaweed, fennel or cilantro to prevent harm to your skin. If you live in a busy metropolis consider making this part of your skin care repertoire.
3. Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our skin and connective tissue. It helps skin renew itself as well as stay moisturized. Skin care products that contain hyaluronic acid can help skin look plumper and can help diminish fine lines. It can also make your skin look smoother and feel more hydrated, which makes this ingredient an ideal contender for moisturizing skin care products.
4. Snail Mucus
This ingredient may gross some people out but it’s hard to scoff at the beautifying results. Snail mucus initially made waves in Korea where it’s become a popular and mainstream ingredient — now it’s making a splash in the U.S. Utilize this ingredient to smooth and energize skin and to help make your complexion look more luminous. Snail mucus can be found in creams, serums and masks.
This ingredient is great for people with dark spots or discoloration. Tretinoin (also referred to as Retin-A or Vitamin A) is particularly effective for treating hyperpigmented skin. It works by exfoliating skin to reveal a brighter and more even-toned layer. Dermatologist Dr. Charles told us this is one of his favorite ingredients to use on skin, particularly skin that is of color which is more likely to be affected by hyperpigmentation.
6. Vitamin C
Vitamin C doesn’t just help to boost your immune system, it can also boost the appearance of your skin. Vitamin C is a skin brightener and can also help even out your skin tone. It also has the ability to make your skin seem more energized and refreshed. Use Vitamin C in the form of serum, creams or masks for a more beautiful complexion.
7. Probiotic Skin Care
Turns out that probiotics that are good for your gut are also good for your skin. Healthy bacteria found in probiotics can have an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect on skin. Incorporating probiotics in your skin care can be as easy as applying a weekly greek yoghurt mask to help calm and cleanse skin. Alternatively there are also skin care products in the form of cleansers, masks or moisturizers to help your skin look and feel fresh.