Quality skin-care, like fashion, is continually evolving. And just as women are shying away from smoking, tanning beds, and heavy make-up into a bright Meghan Markle-like natural look, so too are skincare companies responding. They hear what women are saying and they are working to give them what they want.
Here are several of the top skincare trends to look for in 2019.
3D Skin Masks
Undoubtedly, it has happened to you. You take a skin-mask out of the box, unwrap it and prepare to apply it, only to discover that the mask doesn’t fit the shape of your face.
Skin care companies are aware of this common complaint, and at least one major company has announced their intention to develop custom-fitting 3D skin masks for 2019. And surely other companies are also looking into the possibility.
Chafing is basically irritation of the skin caused by friction of other skin rubbing against each other. It most often happens in the inner thighs, the armpits, and the glutes, although contact with clothing when vigorously exercising can cause the nipples to chafe as well. Sweatblock.com has a great blog on preventing chafing. Chafing seems to be an ever constant battle, so look for innovative products such as a quality, anti-chafing balm or cream.
Customized Skin Care Products
The dream of every woman, who does not have a personal skin care consultant at their beck and call, is beautiful skin. Companies are working hard on developing a series of skin care products based on a woman’s complexion and skin care challenges.
The trick is to develop a series of skin care questions that can identify the most suitable products for your complexion, while at the same time, not creating the equivalent of a skin care police interrogation. It’s a daunting task, but skin care companies continue to work on it.
Your personal skin care app
Dermatologists are already helping to create skin care consultations through an app on either your iPhone or Android phone. And while the early apps primarily address skin challenges that require a dermatologist’s professional opinion, the apps coming will be very quick and highly personalized.
SPF products will be even stronger but cleaner. As people become aware of the damage, and even the skin cancer possibility from the sun, SPF’s (Sun Protection Factor) will get stronger and stronger.
As people in general, and women in particular, wear SPF-laced skin products to protect themselves from harmful UV rays, they still demand to look attractive and natural, not like a lifeguard whose nose is covered in zinc oxide. Look for sunscreen products to continue to work on stronger SPF but lighter sunscreens.
Microneedle patches for acne
Acne is one of the biggest skin challenges people face. While there are effective treatments for acne, they tend to be very harsh and drying to the skin. One of the latest trends are microneedle patches. With these patches, miniature incisions, smaller than a hair follicle, inject the acne medicine deep within the skin, allowing less medication to be applied, while getting better results. Look in the near future, for even larger patches to cover a specific area of the face.
Sources on the net to consider
Beautystylewatch.com is a great source for keeping up with innovative skin care products and solutions. You can also look at the British edition of Vogue which also has a great article on skin ingredients you can look for in the skin care products you buy.
Trends for the future
As research continues and people face the problems of an ever more polluted environment, look for skin care manufacturers and dermatologists to team together to provide their customers with as detailed a skin care solution as possible.
At the same time, look for a continued extension of the natural look, and an emphasis on streamlining skincare routines to give women more time to take care of their skin, yet fit cleaning, moisturizing and toning into their busy lifestyles.