2023 is well under way, and the ever-evolving phenomenon of skincare is still as prominent as ever. As the months progress, it is becoming clear as to which of the many forecasted skincare trends are eventuating and having a chokehold on all of us skincare fanatics. From fancy and lavish treatments to cheap and cheerful methods, there is a new hot skincare trend for everyone this year. So, if you’re wanting to expand your skincare routine and keep up with the all the happenings of the beauty world, we’re here to fill you in on 5 of the biggest skincare trends for 2023...
THE TOP 5 HOTTEST SKINCARE TRENDS IN 2023
Gone are the days where we just give our face the special TLC skincare and our bodies get a simple shower gel and lotion treatment. 2023 is the year of giving the skin on your body the same love you do as the skin on your face. Think all the tools, serums and treatments. If your body is needing some skincare love, A good place to start is by using an electric body brush that can help you to scrub, exfoliate and massage parts of your body such as your lower and middle back that are hard to reach and often end up neglected. Also use a gentle cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type, and serums such as salicylic acid serum on areas that are acne prone or have rough texture. Ceramide rich moisturisers are also a great way to ensure your skin is smooth and hydrated, especially around those particularly dry areas such as the elbows and knees. Great skin isn’t just limited to the face, so this year is all about being glowing and radiant all over!
Living in a post pandemic world means we’re all pretty accustomed to our at home skincare treatments, and 2023 is the year of embracing them through and through. Luckily, technological advancements have made luxury clinic treatments available for use through at-home personal devices (and they’re pretty darn good too!). Skincare products using highly effective features such as LED light therapy and microcurrents are flying off the shelves in this new age of at-home tech. Gadgets such as LED masks are a great way to nourish and protect your skin’s lipid barrier, whilst having anti- ageing effects and keep breakouts under control. Microcurrent devices such as microcurrent wands can aid in anti-ageing and sculpt the face, through the delivery of tiny currents of electricity to the skin. This helpful home tech is taking the skincare world by storm this year, and we’re totally here for it!
A more simple skincare trend that is still a part of skincare cult-favorites in 2023 are pimple patches. Pimple patches are small, translucent patches are designed to be placed directly on top of a pimple, creating a barrier that helps to protect and heal the blemish. Not only do they speed up the healing process, but they also help to reduce inflammation and prevent the spread of bacteria, making them an effective tool in the fight against acne. With skincare there are no quick fixes, but these pimple patches are pretty close! They’re also super discreet, so you can wear them out and about and banish breakouts without anyone even noticing! Or if you’re wanting to make a statement with your skincare instead, pimple patches also come in cool and funky designs. Celebrities Florence Pugh and Hailey Bieber have been spotted wearing vibrant star themed pimple patches, proving that they really are all the rage this year.
Thanks to skincare queen Hailey Bieber, peptides are becoming a skincare hero ingredient in 2023, and rightly so! Peptides are short chains of amino acids that can be of great benefit to our skin in several different ways. Peptides signal to the body to produce more collagen, a protein that gives skin its firmness and elasticity, so they can help our skin stay looking dewy and youthful. They are also a gentle and hydrating, so will keep your skin looking smooth and supple, which is always a bonus.
Something that skincare gurus are really focusing on this year is skin barrier care. Barrier care refers to ensuring that we a nourishing and protecting our skin’s moisture barrier, the outermost layer of skin. This is of great importance, as there is no such thing as radiant flawless skin without a healthy barrier. The skin barrier keeps your skin hydrated and keeps all the good stuff in and the bad stuff (free radicals, pollution, environmental toxins) out. A big emphasis on extreme hydration is the go in 2023, with ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid being some of the favorite ingredients. Skincare oils are also emerging as the next big thing in the name of barrier care. Getting in the know about the importance of nurturing your skin barrier, and ensuring you have some barrier friendly products in your skincare routine is an essential for 2023 if you want to glow!
Skincare is easily one of the most important aspects of beauty and longevity, and with more information coming out new advancements in skincare, it is important to be in the know so that you are always looking and feeling your best. So, try some of these new trends to show your skin some extra love, it’ll thank you for it!