New Year, New Skin Care Trends

Health and Wellness became the center of our universe amid the global pandemic throughout 2020 and 2021.

Beauty transformed for 2021 as we were forced to take precautions toward our health and mask up daily. We no longer cared about faces full of makeup, and instead wanted to dive into all things skin care and how we could have the healthiest face possible.

Skin care trends we believe will remain for 2022 are:

Minimal Product Usage

We see more people opting for a simpler skin-care routine. Goodbye to the days where we spend 30 minutes in the bathroom applying products.

Dr. Mikhail is a fan of the less-is-more approach. Using too many products does not guarantee effective results, and sometimes it can be doing the opposite. Hydration, Protection, and Prevention are the major keys for 2022!

Looking for an anti-aging routine that’s effective and efficient? Dr. Mikhail swears by SkinBetter’s A-Team Duo: Alto Defense– an antioxidant to protect your skin in the morning, and then Alpha Ret–a conjugated retinol.AHA with niacinamide, peptides, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Aside from sunscreen, it’s everything you need in 2 bottles.

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At-home Treatments

At-home treatments are set to continue rising in popularity. There is a rise in requests for face masks, overnight rejuvenating treatments, hydrating, and chemical peel-like masks.

We really did learn to fend for ourselves at home, and we think these treatments will continue to be a thing for most of the population.

Dr. Mikhail’s pick for medical grade results at home: AlphaRet Exfoliating Peel Pads from SkinBetter. These multi-tasking pads contain a retinoid along with a potent triple acid (salicylic, glycolic, lactic) to resurface and repair the skin.

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Sunscreen will remain in-demand throughout 2022 as its vital use is now recognized, widely recommended and emphasized by doctors, aestheticians and beauticians as being one of the most important skin-care requirements.

We now know that tinted mineral sunscreens protect against sun damage, but also against the effects of high energy blue light from computer and phone screens.

Check out one of our favorite recommended sunscreens here:

The Natural Look

Makeup routines will have a strong focus on the skin-care steps done before the product application, and the trends are moving to more of a minimal makeup look; lighter coverage and celebrating a healthy complexion.