We can all collectively say at this point that we are glad 2020 is over, and while we might not be out of the woods completely yet with COVID, there is hope for our health up ahead. Unlike every other year has quickly come and gone, 2020 was not one that we are going to be quick to forget, for more reasons than one.
With the new year comes a new opportunity to start fresh and consider what new trends there are in terms of health and beauty. The skin care industry has wasted no time in developing new and improved formulas and products without harsh ingredients to generate a new generation of skin care, with a special focus on the long-term health that’s sustainable. Let's take a look at what we think are some prominent skin care trends for 2021.
- Microbiome Focused Skin Care
One trend that has swept through the health industry has been probiotics. More and more research has been done into the importance of probiotics in relation to our gut, and as more research is done, a better understanding for how they can actually help us comes with it.
This means that we now know that the benefits of probiotics aren't limited to our gut. Mainstay brands in the beauty industry are now offering their clients probiotic-packed formulas, to support skin health through the microbiome.
It appears as if the future of skin care in 2021 as bacteria based. The reality is, a balanced microbiome means healthy, balanced skin. When your microbiome is out of wack, you can experience a myriad skin conditions, including eczema and acne. Focusing on what's going on underneath the skin is key to maintaining your skin's health. Formulas like this can assist in maintaining your general health and well-being, so that your skin can glow on the outside, and feel great on the inside.
- Celebrity Skin Care
You might have noticed over the last couple of years that more and more celebrities have seen the merit in coming up with their own skin care range, just as YouTubers everywhere you look have decided that buying into the makeup industry is going to make them millions.
From Rihanna to Alicia Keys and Pharrell, there are plenty of celebrities these days that have put their singing and acting days behind them, and decided instead to focus on their skin. We think that for the most part, you can trust their formulas, but every now and then you will come across one that is only in it for the profit.
This is why it's always worth trusting customer reviews over what the celebrities are saying themselves, so that you can get to the root of their motivations. In the early 2000s, we saw the boom of celebrities getting on board the fragrance boom, but now we're talking skin care, and it's everywhere you look.
- Blue Light Protection Skin Care
Of course, as technology advances exponentially, coupled with the fact that most of us have been in lockdown for a lot of 2020, we have been inadvertently exposing our skin to a lot of blue light. Blue light is from watching our tech screens, from our smartphone to our Apple computer.
When blue light interacts with the skin, it creates free radicals, which can lead to damage and cause hyperpigmentation. It's kind of similar to how UV damage can create sun spots on your skin. If you have been told to work from home from now on, or you are trying to juggle your work life with homeschooling your children, thinking about your skin's condition even when you're inside is important.
This is why a lot of skin care companies in 2021 are looking at developing and improving their formulas to allow for blue light protection, so that you can spend time on your screen when you need to, without damaging your skin.
- Calming Skin Care
It's no secret that we have all been under a lot of stress over the last year, and as a result, our bodies have taken the hit. At this point, there is a lot of research to suggest that health is holistic, which means that when you're stressed both mentally and emotionally, this can have an adverse effect on your body’s physical health as well.
One way that stress can manifest itself in your body is your skin. From breakouts to acne, redness and inflammation, there are many ways that stress will show itself on your skin. Another cause for inflammation of the skin will be the fact that most of us have had to wear masks when going outside this year, so it's no wonder that people are looking for skin care that can calm the skin and reduce inflammation.
Skin care companies are turning to unique formulas that can be used to combat inflammation and redness of the skin, so that you can keep your skin nice and calm, and try to reduce the impact of stress on your body.
- Hand Care Whenever You Need it
Another thing that we have had to achieve collectively is consistent and thorough hand washing. Hand washing has never been more important, and neither has sanitizing our hands. Most of us wash our hands and sanitize them multiple times a day, and a lot of the time the result can be dried, cracked skin.
There aren't too many hand sanitizer formulas out there that are gentle on the skin, which has created a brand-new market for hand care of all types. Perhaps you didn't think that you needed to keep your hands nice and moisturized until you were over the age of 65, but now that we have all been through a health crisis, we understand the importance of keeping our skin nice and hydrated, and not just on our face.
Keeping up with 2021 Trends
It's a brand-new world that we're living in and with unprecedented health issues we are now experiencing, health and skin care has never been more important. Velettá is a 100% natural, cruelty-free, plant-based, Halal-certified skin care range that can be incorporated into both your morning and night beauty routines. Choose from our range of naturally formulated products to keep your skin nourished, hydrated and protect it from aging. For a quick fix during the week to keep your skin going, try our Youthful Glow AHA Radiance Treatment, and to restore your skin at the end of the week, try our Purifying Mask. 2021 brings with it new ideas and trends around skin care, so that we can continue to prioritize our body’s health.