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We're just saying this: our only expectation for 2021 is not to have any Expectations for 2021. If we have learned anything in the past year, it seems that the world can be turned upside down practically overnight. At the end of 2019 (welp) we definitely felt we were confident we were going to publish our annual skin care trend prediction story, but who could have known that our addictions to skin care and beauty would tell a very different story in a few months. Masks! Going ham on hand disinfectant! Everything at home! (To our credit, however, many of our 2020 predictions remained actually relevant despite the onslaught of a global pandemic that neither of us saw coming.)
While we remain confident and optimistic that 2021 will be a better year of healing, light, and progress, we are nonetheless prepared for a continuation of the "new normal" of 2020, if you will. Masks and strict sanitation will still be a thing, stress (sorry!) Will still be a thing, and office treatments and aesthetic beauty appointments will for the most part be Not be a thing. So where are all of the insights of 2020 and the open path of 2021 in terms of skin care trends? I reached out to some of the best skin experts in the business, from dermatologists and facials to world-renowned plastic surgeons for their best predictions for the 2021 skin care trend. Do you fancy the inner sphere? Keep scrolling!
"I think home devices will continue to see an upward trend as people stay more at home," says Shani Darden, prominent esthetician and founder of her eponymous skin care line. ""Using effective home devices along with the right products for your skin can truly transform your complexion and counteract premature aging, minimizing the need for costly, invasive treatments later. "
According to Darden, devices specifically using vibration therapy and LED light therapy are becoming increasingly popular because of the anti-aging benefits that do not require long periods of recovery. If you're looking for Dardens specific recommendations, she touts Déesse's famous LED mask and brand new Facial Sculpting Wand as some of her favorites.
"This wand is a vibration therapy device that uses acoustic sound waves to combat wrinkles under the skin's surface and promote blood circulation for smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin. I have used vibration therapy in all of my facials for many years and have seen The Amazing Benefits it offers. It's easy to use at home and a great relaxing treatment for relieving tension on your face – something a lot of us are looking into right now! "
""With the compulsory wearing of masks, we see great interest in procedures and products especially for the eye area"shares renowned plastic surgeon Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS."In most cases, our face is covered sufficiently by our masks that our eyes bear the burden of expression, communication and connection. "
As the founder of her own scientifically-backed skin care line, Dr. Lara Devgan Scientific Beauty, Devgan reports that sales have skyrocketed for the brand's eyelash and brow serum, Platinum Long Lash, in addition to fan-favorite peptide eye cream – a nutrient-packaged formulation that helps to revitalize the delicate periorbital tissue. (She's also working on an eyelash-enhancing mascara to go with Platinum Long Lash, and we're counting down the days until we can get our hands on it.)
"The best office beauty treatments we see right now target the forehead, forehead, and eye area specifically because we spend so much time in masks," says Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Anita Patel, MD, FACS. For details, she lists the eyebrow thread lift (or ponytail thread lift), the non-surgical brow or eyelid lift with high-frequency skin tightening, Botox and Dysport for treating forehead wrinkles and crow's feet, and Latisse for eyelash growth. especially since no one can get (or at least) should get your eyelash extensions now.
Additionally, the time the world spends on zoom and video calls has an interesting impact on the rising beauty trends in the office. According to Patel, there has been an increase in treatments that specifically target the chin and jaw.
“If you stare at zoom all day, you can become aware of angles, shadows, and maybe even skin imperfections that you may not see every day,” she explains. "People are more fixated on the neck, chin, jaw, and the texture of their skin. This is where chin and jaw contouring with filler comes into play. You see the result immediately and it can even decrease and / or lengthen. When it comes to skin texture, we are most concerned with lasers because you can relax without worrying about seeing anyone. "
To support results in the home office, Patel recommends trendy skin care products such as scrubs, nourishing anti-aging masks, gentle scrubs, LEDs, and microcurrent devices for home use. (You can shop for some of our favorites right below!)
We embraced the blue light skin care trend late last year, and according to Patel, the surge in blue light protective skin care formulations won't gain traction until 2021.
"Given COVID and as the return to 'normal' life may not be as close as we originally hoped or expected, our screen time is higher than ever!" Patel explains. ""Freed from all of our electronic devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets and televisions, we really cannot escape the blue light in modern society and it can lead to premature aging or skin damage. "
"Also at the top of the list of new trends for 2021 is clean skin care that rehydrates sensitive skin," said Patel. ""With all of the harsh disinfectants and soaps used to fight bacteria and COVID in 2020, the skin care industry will focus on products that offer efficiency with ingredients that are less irritating to the microbiome. I believe there will be an influx of facial sprays and masks to ease the symptoms of wearing masks all the time. "
"Twenty-twenty was a big year for maskne, but since mask wear is still a staple in our daily lives, treatments will become even more popular in 2021," notes cosmetic dermatologist Howard Sobel, MD. He predicts an increase in skin care products specifically designed to prevent flare-ups and more treatments in the office to help fade and remove the remaining scarring.
"One in-office procedure for treating acne (and masking) scars is the use of silicone microdroplets, where tiny doses of silicone are injected at the scar site to lift and permanently improve the depressed scar. There are, too Several laser treatments that can treat acne scars that have also gained popularity, such as the Fraxel 1550 and Cool Peel CO2. "
(If you're just uncomfortable seeing a dermatologist, or if it's not within your budget range, our editorial team is obsessed with the following products to effectively fade dark spots and acne scars from the home.)
""We saw this trend grow in popularity in 2020 as people couldn't get chemical peels in the office, and it will definitely continue until 2021"predicts Sobel."You will feel like you are receiving a professional facial from the comfort of your own home. Chemical peels for at home are more accessible and also significantly cheaper than your office options. "
Sobel particularly recommends his own formula, an innovative treatment developed by dermatologists that gives your skin all the benefits of an office peel with no expense, hassle or downtime. "The intense formula instantly breaks down and removes the glue-like substance that causes dead skin cells to stick together on the top layers of the skin, making them appear pale, dull and dull," says Sobel. "In minutes, skin transforms and reveals a smoother, brighter, younger-looking complexion. Over time, fine lines and pores are minimized and stubborn skin conditions such as melasma, sunspots and acne are resolved. The skin is rebalanced to make other skin care products look better to be able to record. "
""Retinol has often been touted as the main skin care ingredient and will remain so in 2021 due to its wide-ranging benefitsSobel predicts. Using a high quality retinol several times a week can increase collagen production and cell turnover, treat acne, vacuum clogged pores, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone and much more.
""It's ideal to use retinol in your mid to late twenties to get the most of its preventative benefits"explains Sobel.
In other words, "experimental" or "fluffy" skincare that is more about presentation and aesthetics is on the rocks. "Getting skincare just for the experience is dwindling," says Purvisha Patel, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare. ""People want a skin care regimen that works, and there is a revival of old but time-tested products from brands like Vaseline and CeraVe because they are simple, effective, affordable, and contain no active ingredients can cause irritation and skin reactions. "
Scalp health and hair growth products have always had an important place in the skin care industry, but with stress at an all-time high and salon appointments at an all-time low, Purvisha Patel says it's a 2021 trend that shows no signs of continuing.
""Hair health and growth solutions for the home are huge right now. There are many underlying problems that can cause hair loss (including stress). So I always recommend seeing a dermatologist if possible for tests and professional guidance if you notice more strand failures than usual"As far as products go, anything to do with nutritional hair serums, supplements, and strategic light therapy devices can potentially be helpful in rejuvenating stressed strands and scalp. Buy our favorites below!"