Look after your skin, and you’ll look young and fresh for years to come. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the top skin care trends for 2017.
One of the latest skincare trends stays away from the skin and instead in the gut. This year, probiotics have dominated the beauty industry, with bloggers, critics and fashionistas all discussing the remarkable benefits of looking after your gut.
As The Conversation writes, bacteria in the gut will interact with your immune system, directly affecting your skin as a result. So, if you fill your stomach with harmful bacteria, it will show on your skin – with redness, acne and rosacea. Reach for foods naturally rich in probiotics, like soups and yoghurts, and consider taking a supplement.
Over the past few years, natural and organic skincare products and sources have been on the rise. However, with only so many hours in the day, do you have time to make your own face masks and lotions when you could be spending time working on relaxing? Natural skin care products from companies such as Tropic Skincare have been rising in popularity recently, with thousands of beauty bloggers expressing their love for products with natural ingredients. And they have every right to – they’re good for the environment and your skin.
Charcoal masks have been on the rise for a year or two, claiming to strip out impurities from your skin and keep you fighting fit. What’s more, they’re cheap to buy – and you can make them yourself at home if you have the right ingredients. Before you dive deep and apply a charcoal mask, though, it’s important to bear something in mind. The Metro has reported that these masks, especially ones made at home, remove the cells from the outer layer of your skin and any hair along with it. This, in the long term, can damage your skin and cause all sorts of problems, including ingrown hairs, scarring and even bleeding. Be careful!
If you’ve got the money, you could invest in a real gold face mask. There are a wide range of reported benefits, including the reduction of wrinkles, fine lines and spots, as well as skin cell stimulation and the prevention of premature ageing. This beauty technique is on the rise – especially among celebrities and high-profile beauty bloggers and YouTubers. When applied correctly, gold can lead to glowing skin, increase skin elasticity and reduce inflammation and allergies. Of course, there’s a cost involved – most spas and therapists offer gold facial masks between £300 and £1,000.
There you have it – some of the biggest skin care trends of this year. Whatever you choose to do, remember to follow the tried-and-tested formulas to keep your skin in its best shape. Drink plenty of water, eat sensibly and cleanse and moisturise on a daily basis. After that, it’s up to you to try out these new skin care regimes and see what works. Good luck!