Why haven't you tried these top skincare trends yet?

What's old is new again with these skincare trends

If you are like me, your New Year (new you) started on February 1, 2021. Because let’s be real, January is always way too damn slow and too much for everyone! I know I speak for most when I say that we all learned how little control we have over the things that happen in this life. 2020 was quite the stern and scary teacher. The good news is that if you’re reading this, you are here and still have another chance at getting it right. Whatever it is. There are people who made laundry lists of goals that they need to smash in 2021. Then there are some of us who want to keep things minimal and modest. If I walk out of 2021 with great joy in my heart and clear, glowing skin, I would consider this one of my best years yet! What about you? 

Despite the major slowdown of 2020, there are a few things that I loved about it. And one of those things is that fashion and beauty did not stop! Runway shows went digital and everyone had a flat sheet photoshoot in their backyard. Yet, despite being stuck inside for most of 2020, a lot of people kept up with their beauty regimens. And I love that! All that in mind, as we prepare for the new quarter of the New Year, it’s high time to unpack some of the:

5 top beauty trends for 2021 that you need to try

1. Skinimalism

In case you missed it here, skinimalism is the hottest trend dominating the beauty scene right now. It sounds like what you think it means. Proponents of skinimalism ask you to scale back on your skincare products. They want you to opt for a leaner skincare routine with multi-purpose skincare products. These products should be specific to the exact skin issues that you may have. No more wasting time on a 12-step Korean skincare routine unless you need it. Skinimalism is all about learning your skin, being patient with it, and giving it room to be. Yes, that sounds like the latest advice from your favorite Instagram yogi, but whose line is it anyway? 

2. Cleaner, more sustainable skincare products

It is safe to say that this world is filthy! Due to the global pandemic, the demand for cleaner, gentler skincare products increased. No, sustainable skincare products are not a new skincare trend by any means. Yet, people want sustainable antibacterial and antiseptic skincare products now more than ever. The logic is if we care for the environment more, the likelihood of a viral outbreak will decrease. Maybe. Whichever way, less is always more and best! 

3. Skin care products that combat maskne

Did you spend most of 2020 wondering why you kept breaking out on your cheeks and jawline like me? Wearing a mask saves lives but kills your skin over time. That’s if you don’t adapt your skincare routine to the new normal. As I mentioned before, necessity is the best teacher and inventor. Last year, many beauty companies pivoted and created skincare products that target bacteria caused by wearing a filthy mask all day, every day. A lot of these skincare products include ingredients such as: 

  • Zinc oxide
  • Tea tree oil 
  • Lavender 

These natural skincare ingredients kill bacteria and slough away dead skin cells that lead to acne breakouts. So long, maskne! Hello, Masktini.

4. Plant-based skincare

Like its sustainable counterpart, plant-based skincare products are on the rise, too. If the global pandemic has done nothing else, it increased everyone’s interest in holistic health. Many people will try anything to put this nightmare behind us! Whatever comes from the Earth has to be good if used in moderation. So expect more companies to expand their product offerings for what was once a niche market. 

5. No-makeup, makeup look

Although the natural, no-makeup makeup look is not new - word to the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle - this style of makeup is back with a vengeance. Since many people are still on lockdown, working from home, etc. this is the best look for days when you want to feel good. While this isn’t a skincare trend, per se, it is the recipe for an easier nighttime skincare routine. Heck, Masktini’s Twilight Zone Tahitian Detox Mask may be the only skincare product you need to use after this look!

With so many more surging beauty trends for 2021, it’s hard to choose our favorite. Are there any exciting skincare trends that you want to try this year? If so, leave a comment below to let us know. In the meantime, follow us on Instagram and tag us in your skincare posts so that we know it’s real. Until next time.

Meet The Author

Otishka Ferguson

I am a women's fashion and beauty writer who survived 14 straight months of cystic breakouts and now has smooth, clear skin again. So obviously this makes me a skincare expert.

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