The year 2016 was the year of antipollution in the world of beauty. There was also a growing interest in organic beauty products. Everyone was going green and being friendly to the environment. So what does 2017 hold for beauty and what should we expect?
Pantone colour of the year for 2017, Greenery
Advances in skin technology were also huge in 2016: Panasonic unveiled a prototype for a ‘smart mirror’, which diagnoses skin concerns and prints out 3D slivers of colour-matched make-up to mask your imperfections. Google filed patents outlining designs for electricity- and pressure-sensing mats and colour recognition mirrors: these could track changes in weight, blood pressure and organ health.
But, while these are exciting in terms of technology, neither are likely to make it into your bathroom in the next couple of years. So what are the products that will be filling our cabinets and shelves in 2017? Here is everything you need to know about for the New Year…
There was a smattering of probiotic-based skincare launches this year and, with more research suggesting that bacteria – including lactobacillus and bifidobacterium – are beneficial to the skin, you can expect this genre to grow. ‘Brands already have us rethinking traditional cleansing and skincare regimes and we expect this category to snowball in 2017 as product innovation continues,’ says Chrissy Hilton-Gee, senior beauty researcher at trendstop.com.
2017 is the year where we full pledge to watch what we eat because our gut shows on our face and skin. So we head on to probiotics to avoid inflammation. Why look red when you can look lovely? Cleansing habits will change since we need to be sensitive to the needs of our skin.
GREAT SKIN STARTS IN THE GUT.
“In 2017, probiotics will continue to be at the forefront of the beauty industry,” says NYC-based dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD. “I’m a huge advocate of probiotics and have conducted my own research in this area over the last few years, which has given me the opportunity to see their remarkable results firsthand. I even have a book coming out that will be highlighting the benefits of probiotics (both topical and ingestible) when it comes to skin.
“Research has shown that the bacteria in your gut interacts with your immune system, which leads to changes in your skin. Harmful bacteria in your gut can lead to inflammation—like redness, acne, and rosacea. I always tell my patients to incorporate foods and drinks that are rich in probiotics, like yogurt, miso soup, sauerkraut, and kombucha. I also recommend taking a supplement. Using a topical probiotic is beneficial, as it offers a protective shield and triggers the production of natural moisturizers in the skin.”
OUR CLEANSING HABITS GET A MUCH-NEEDED OVERHAUL.
“I also think the way we clean our skin will change a lot this next year,” notes Rachel Nazarian, MD, an NYC-based dermatologist. “New research has shown that the pH of our skin is incredibly delicate, and harsh cleansers strip natural hydrators and barriers of the skin, flaring inflammatory conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea. The trend seems to be to clean smarter, not clean harsher. Products like Dove, and Cetaphil, and Aveeno, will take center stage again. Harsh scrubs and beaded cleansers are going to take a backseat. Facial cleansing tools like Foreo are going to be softer and more gentle, and aggressive makeup-removing techniques are going to decline. All those crazy find-it-in-your-kitchen cleaning techniques on Pinterest? They’ll be replaced by more intelligent cleaning options that are pH balanced and less likely to disrupt the natural normal healthy flora we need on our skin.”
Sourced from: http://www.byrdie.com/skincare-trends-2017