Unlike fashion, makeup and hair trends, skin care trends don’t always get a lot of buzz from the beauty and lifestyle industries. But that’s about to change. With more and more people taking a more holistic approach to beauty and getting savvier and savvier with what they put inside their bodies, healthy skin—and the pursuit of it—will definitely take center stage in 2019.
As another year makes its grand arrival, dermatologists and skin care experts have their own ideas on how skin care will evolve in the months ahead. From an investment in technology to one in supplements, here’s what you can expect in 2019 to make you even more beautiful than you already are.
1. Skin care will be more streamlined.
One of the biggest makeup trends for 2018 is a natural look—which means it only makes sense that for 2019, the whole beauty industry is going back to basics. In other words, taking care of our skin—without complicated, multi-step routines—will be a top priority.
2. Need skin advice? There’s an app for that.
No matter the need or question you have, there’s an app for that. Now you’ll likely be doing the same for your skin predicaments. Bombay Salon trying to help people with skin problems, and for that we released a new app.
3. SPF will get higher and cleaner.
Or rather, people will be willing to prescribe to a higher SPF as more awareness around skin cancer heightens. The days of tanning beds are gone, as younger generations understand the risk of unnecessary sun exposure and have access to at-home tanning products that require zero dangerous UV rays. They’ll also go natural with their formulas in response to global warming. “People will use higher-SPF sunscreens because of increasing skin cancer risk, but will avoid oxybenzone because it is bad for the environment.”
4. Skin care products will respond to inflammation and pollution.
When you inhale and exhale, it’s easy enough to know if the air you’re breathing is healthy or questionable. But there is a pollution you turn to day in and day out that you don’t give a second thought to. More skin care products will target the effects of these toxic environmental factors. “There is mounting evidence to support that pollution not only increases the amount of pigmentation, redness and wrinkles one has, but also can increase bone loss.”
5. Taking a beauty supplement will be more common.
People have been using the natural fibers of the earth since the dawn of time, but lately, vitamins, especially the ones designed for the skin, hair and nails, have become trendier than ever. “Many will decrease sugars and dairy, and add in fish oil and vitamin B3. I think some will also add biotin and zinc.”
6. More beauty brands will follow the “clean” and “honest” route.
Since we are more aware than ever of what we are putting into our bodies, why wouldn’t we maintain the same diligence with our skin care? People will be even more mindful about beauty products, checking—and analyzing—every last ingredient.
“It makes people feel like their values are aligned and they’re taking control of their health.” “It’s nice that many brands and stores are labeling what their products are free from for patients who are looking for those products.” If you want to ensure that every part of your routine is clean and trustworthy, then go for reputable brand. Depending on your skin type, there are various options, but the formula works with nature, not against it.
In addition to clean formulas, expect to see some new and trendy natural ingredients in your new favorite skin care products, like cannabis or CBD oil, silver, activated charcoal and kefir.
7. Light therapy will continue to be big.
Light therapy isn’t anything new, but as new research sheds more light on the benefits of light therapy, more and more dermatologists will be prescribing it to their patients. “There has been a lot of recent research on the healing power of LED lights.” Different lights can treat different skin conditions: red for inflammation, yellow for anti-aging, blue for acne and green for skin pigmentation. By combining these LED light treatments with your daily skin care regimen two to three times a week, it will speed up your results.
8. More people will opt into professional skin care.
More people are looking into graduating to professional skin care products—or those that are clinically backed and mostly physician-dispensed. “Traditional skin care regimens are a must for daily maintenance, but in order to get faster results, the trend is going toward more scientific and medical-grade products.” With better delivery methods and cell signaling, you can see better results, especially in anti-aging products that aid in collagen production.