I’ve been waiting for spring since winter began. Am I biased toward the cliche favoured season? Unapologetically.
2022’s seen a diverse repertoire of trends wash up on the shores of the beauty world. Some stick around for a hot minute, others disappear into the abyss as quickly as they were shared.
So, which are the ones worth getting to know? On my quest to fully capitalise on spring (and all its beauty) I spoke to several experts in skincare – beauty’s canvased glory.
Here are the trends the skincare heroes are excited about for spring 2022:
Keep it simple
SKNLOGIC shares that this season, people are keeping it simple when it comes to beauty routines. Sigh of relief – I don’t think anyone can handle another twenty-step skincare routine.
More than simplicity, the focus has shifted from piling on to protecting, especially when it comes to the skin barrier.
‘Niacinamide’ has become a star ingredient to help soothe skin, calm inflammation and redness, reduce hyperpigmentation and support the skin barrier according to the experts, so if you’re looking for that protection that offers an entire party of benefits, this might be worth the cop.
TRY: SKNLogic B10 Booster with Niacinamide
Beauty in the gentle
Everyone who has social media is after that gentle dewy look, and we’re not mad at it. Cue gentler exfoliants, and away with the rough and tough. SKNLOGIC says that there’s a “surge in exfoliants that help improve texture without damaging the skin’s natural barrier” at the moment, and gentler exfoliants are where it’s all happening.
TRY: SKNLOGIC Exfoliate Enzymatic, which uses “natural enzymes such as papaya and pineapple and alpha hydroxy acids to peel away dead skin cells and give skin back its natural healthy glow.”
Dr Judey Pretorious, the founder of Biomedical Emporium skincare shares that more people are focusing on their hands this spring – beyond the gorgeous nail art we all love to explore as everything becomes blossom-inspired (again, unapologetically).
“We’re seeing a high demand for hand care products, especially in the treatment of brown spots on the hands. During summer, especially if you drive a lot, you can develop sun spots on your hands. A lot of women are self-conscious about these, but in actual fact they’re quite simple to treat.”
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Dr Pretorious recommends “doing a home hand peel twice a week. This will help remove the dark spots on your hands, but it’s also preventative for pigmentation. Secondly, you’ll be stimulating more collagen synthesis and elastin synthesis in your hands, which makes the skin on your hands appear a lot younger.”
Slugging season is over
Beaut Serums creator and founder, Robyn Fenner shines the spotlight on what happens after ‘slugging’– TikTok’s latest obsession.
“TikTok has been flooded with the skin-slugging-trend over winter (coating your face in a Vaseline-like product to prevent transepidermal water loss) but with the temperature rising and the sun shining, we’ll move away from the heavy coating and focus rather on light-weight moisturizing serums, sheer coverage and enhancing the natural glow – we’ll collectively put down the concealer and focus instead on skin health – if you fix the underlying issues, what’s there to hide?”
Robyn says: “I expect to see a major shift in focus to the prevention and reversal of sun damage; antioxidant serums will be an area of focus- Vitamin C-based serums with booster ingredients like Niacinamide are the perfect addition to a daily routine to ward off the damage our skin is exposed to on a daily basis.”
TRY: Beaut Serums Sunny Skin with Vitamin C
Daria Jelavic, FOREO’s PR Manager gives us the scoop on non-invasive beauty’s rise:
“In the 1960s, plastic surgery became mainstream, and we’ve been conditioned to believe that painful and expensive operations are the key ways to restore youthfulness to our skin. However, 2022 brought with it a whole new perspective on beauty, one that is all about self-care and feeling good. People are now choosing pain-free beauty-tech treatments with visible long-term results over a surgical quick fix fuelled by pain and risk.”
A long overdue shift!
Cryotherapy – a treatment that uses low temperatures to invigorate your skin, is also on the trends radar this season according to Daria.
“Cold temperatures make blood vessels contract and pores tighten, giving your skin a firmer and rejuvenated appearance. Cryotherapy visibly reduces puffiness, shrinks pores, lifts, and firms skin to remove signs of ageing,” she adds. A dip in Clifton’s waters anyone?
Daria spots DIY skincare treatments as a hot contender for skin kindness in 2022 – and we’ve got our homemade kits ready and waiting.
“When it comes to skin problems, hyperpigmentation is usually top of the list. To manage this many will reach out for aggressive ingredients such as retinoids and exfoliating acids which can irritate your skin. It’s time for skin kindness and feeding your skin – literally. One of the biggest trends is DIY cosmetics,” she explains.
The stats weigh in:
“According to Euromonitor 41% of global beauty consumers use a ‘homemade’ product monthly. Data shows that searches for DIY face masks have increased by 233%, and additionally, the search term ‘facial at home’ was up by 115%,” says Daria.
Which skin kindness are you going to treat yourself to? Let us know!
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