We are bombarded from all sides by the media telling us that there is a certain way our bodies should look.
But, in reality, nobody can reach that impossible standard, because it is entirely made up and heavily photoshopped. It’s important to remember that every single person is beautiful, and that someone else’s beauty doesn’t take away from your own. However, it’s perfectly fine to have your own idea of how you want to look and feel in your body, and the beauty industry is there to help you out. So what are the newest trends in body care and what are all the ways we can pamper ourselves this year?
Finally, every person, no matter their skin color, can find the shade that perfectly matches their skin. The archaic excuses of “dark doesn’t sell” are no longer valid, proven by the major success of Rihanna’s new inclusive makeup brand. Whether you want to find the perfect concealer, foundation or nude lipstick, they’ve got you covered. It’s a great step towards making beauty and style available to everyone, and an open letter to people of all skin tones, saying, “Welcome, we’ve missed you”.
There are few things more relaxing than a spa day, especially if you don’t even have to leave the house to do it. And this year is bringing us more of that. There are more and more masks developed for us to enjoy – and they’re not just limited to the face, either. Specialized masks for the neck, chest, and arms are all hitting the market, allowing you to have a truly tailored experience. Of course, they come in all varieties and treat different things, from aging lines and dehydrated skin to blackheads and pigmentation issues. When choosing a mask, make sure it’s good quality and dermatologically tested, so you know it’s feeding your skin instead of hurting it.
We put a lot of care into making the skin on our face appear – and more importantly, be – healthy and glowing. And there have been some breakthroughs in this area as well. Laser skin care has been one of the leading innovations, as it is a non-invasive way to treat a lot of skin issues, as well as remove any unwanted hair, leaving your skin beautifully smooth. Some laser clinics in Sydney already offer this service to their clients. Another method that has turned quite a few heads is micro needling: a process where microscopic wounds are made on the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process and help it regenerate and fix up other problems on the skin as well.
Bespoke makeup & skincare
Everyone is beautifully unique and their own person, so it’s quite a crazy notion that the same makeup will suit everyone. And while we’ve had products for different skin types for a long time, there is so much more to different skin types than normal/dry/oily/combination. Well, the time of custom-made skincare is here. Yes, it’s pricey, and it might not be a perfect match on the first go, but when you do find that perfect item, it will all be worth it.
Oils are the new best friend
We’ve spent a good few years trying to get oils as far away from our face as possible. But new research has confirmed: oils are what we’ve been missing. But oil clogs your pores and makes you all oily and shiny?! Not really: the new way to cleanse your skin is by using oil cleansers, which, despite sounding completely ridiculous, do wonders with both removing makeup and hydrating your skin. No wonder the best DIY makeup remover is pure olive oil. And when you’re done with that, the next step is a daily face oil, there to heal, hydrate and protect your skin. But don’t take our word for it, try them yourself and then apologize to oils for hating on them all those years.
And now, armed with an arsenal of new information, technologies and products, it’s time to show your skin some serious love. Remember that it doesn’t matter how other tell you to need to look: it’s your body and you’re the only one that makes the rules and sets the standards. So go out there and look like the best you that the world has ever seen.