Top 9 Skincare Trends of 2022

Taking good care of your skin is very crucial, not just for your appearance, but for your overall wellbeing. Being the largest organ, the skin protects your body from harmful elements. It can be considered the first line of defense that safeguard our body against infections, UV rays, injuries, and many more. Thus, taking proper care of your skin by having a skincare routine is very important for a healthy body.

You must have noticed how smooth and healthy the skin of a baby looks. But as you age, your skin becomes dryer and tougher due to pollution and other harsh environmental factors. Your skin will develop acne, wrinkles, and fine lines. So to age gracefully, reduce the damaging effects of the environment on skin, and get healthy skin, proper skin care is very necessary.

Health and wellness became the center of attention during the global pandemic. As a result, we saw a rise in skincare products in 2021. People were no longer ready to just rely on primers and highlighters to get glowing skin; they wanted to rejuvenate skin in more meaningful ways. With the depressing events of the past two years, 2022 will see a more relaxing and conscious approach to beauty.

Now, let us look at the biggest skincare trend of 2022.

1.    Cryotherapy at home

With all the parlors closed due to lockdown,  people have turned to at-home skincare treatments. Cryotherapy is one such treatment that has become quite a popular skincare treatment. Usually done in clinics, this therapy uses extreme cold to freeze and remove the dead tissues. This is an effective way to reduce the fine lines, pores, inflammation, and redness. This treatment will exfoliate your skin, remove the dead cell and stimulate the growth of new cells, giving your skin a healthy appearance. You can get the ice globes and cryotherapy tools and get a parlor treatment at your home itself.

2.    Plant-based face oils and serums

Recently, more and more people are turning towards nature to find a solution for all their problems. With people being more conscious of the harmful effects of various skin care and cosmetic products available on market, they are going for greener alternatives. Whether it is a face oil or serum, people prefer everything green.  Various brands like bareLUXE Skincare are making face oils and serums that emphasize ethics and sustainability by formulating products that are completely inspired by nature. Best face oils like squalane, rosehip oil, and active botanicals such as Bakuchio, are used by bareLUXE which can do wonders to your skin as they have various vitamins that are beneficial for all types of skin. These oils can reduce acne, sunburn, wrinkles, aging problems, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and other skin-related conditions, thus giving you healthy skin and improving your appearance.

3.    The rise of anti-stress skincare

In 2022 we can see a shift from anti-aging to anti-stress skincare. Stress has become a part of modern life, especially in pandemic and post-pandemic times. When you are under stress, your body releases stress hormones like cortisol, which result in inflammation and increased oil production. Also, stress can result in a weak immune system resulting in skin conditions like acne, vitiligo, eczema, skin dryness, and other skin-related issues. Stress is also a major reason for the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and other factors that makes the skin look aged.

The focus of anti-stress skincare is to reduce inflammation caused by stress and to heal the damage caused to the skin barrier.

4.    SPF mousse with blue light protection

Most of us are aware of the problems caused by UV radiation. But do you know that the blue light emitted from our smartphones and computer screens has negative effects on your skin as well?  Exposure to blue light can cause shrinkage of skin cells, resulting in speeding up of the aging process, and other skin conditions like hyperpigmentation. So,  with this recent innovation, you will be able to protect your skin from the harmful effects of both UV radiation and blue light.

5.    Waterless beauty products

One trend that is dominating the beauty market is skincare products with waterless formulas. The majority of beauty products use water as a filler as it is cost-effective. But they provide a suitable condition for the growth of bacteria and hence some preservatives that can cause inflammation or skin irritation are added to kill the microbes. In the case of waterless beauty products, due to the absence of water, there is no breeding ground for bacterial growth, hence preservatives need not be added. Also, since waterless products are more concentrated, the effect of the products will be more compared to the effects of beauty products that use water as a filler.

6.    Fermented skincare

With the rise of Korean and Japanese markets, people are getting more and more interested in fermented skincare products. Everyone wants Korean glass skin and fermented skincare products are said to be the reason for their glowing skin. In fermented skincare products, there is a naturally occurring bacterium, due to which these products can be stored and used for a long time.

7.    Sustainable beauty

The majority of the beauty products that are available on the market contain toxic chemicals that are harmful to your skin as well as to the environment. Customers are more concerned about the environment and the impact of human activities. Therefore they prefer sustainable brands that are making more natural and cleaner products.

8.    Micro-Treatments

The ingredients used in micro-treatment such as vitamin C or retinol will cause little to no irritation to the skin, hence it can be done regularly. The main focus of these treatments is to reduce the frequent visits to salons and spending of money on expensive facials and other treatments that are not good for your skin. Doing these micro-treatments daily will give you a better result as is good for both your skin and your mental health.

9.    Skin minimalism

Minimal has become the main player in the beauty industry. Recently more and more people are cutting back on the use of skin products and are going minimal. Skin minimalism is about ditching the complicated and multi-layered skin regimen that uses a lot of chemical products that are not good for health. It is about choosing a minimal, yet effective skincare routine and avoiding the use of unnecessary products. It motivates to embrace one’s natural tone and texture. By keeping your skin hydrated and rejuvenated with the help of natural products, people believe that they can keep their skin healthy for a long time.

Remember that healthy skin is very important. You can follow these trends to pamper your skin and get the glow that you always wanted.