Discover the healthy skincare trends for 2021
New year, new you! That’s the mantra for most people at the start of each new year. It’s a time where we reflect on our progress from the previous year and start looking for ways to improve our lives in the new year. A major focus for many people at this time of year is skincare.
Everyone wants to achieve their best skin ever, and that’s a good thing. Your appearance really does matter. Life as we knew it changed completely in 2020, and we’ve had to adjust every part of our lives to keep up with the changes. Your skincare routine is no different.
It’s vital to ensure that your skincare routine is addressing your current skincare needs. Here are some of the top healthy skincare trends to look out for in 2021:
Life seems to get crazier and more stressful by the day. The stress of life coupled with an increasing concern for the health of the overall environment is leading more people to opt for simpler, more natural skincare options. These include clean beauty products that are cruelty free, and made from safe, natural ingredients.
- Skin barrier repair
COVID-19 has caused us all to start wearing face masks, washing our hands and using alcohol-based sanitizers more regularly. The excessive skin cleansing and the wearing of face masks has caused many people to develop sensitive skin issues. As a result, more people are looking for ways to protect and repair their skin barrier - the uppermost layer of skin that holds in moisture and keeps out irritants.
Skin repair proteins like collagen, and hydrating heavyweights like hyaluronic acid really help to strengthen your skin’s barrier. So you’ll see an increase in demand for moisturizers and other products containing these ingredients.
- Microorganism and germ protection
The year 2020 was a wild one, to say the least. And the effects of that year have extended into 2021 and for the foreseeable future. With the spread of the virus, skincare has largely shifted to focus on fighting microorganisms and germs. And we’re not talking about mere hand soaps and sanitizers here. People are looking for antibacterial products, from cleansers to moisturizers and serums.
Zeolite Bacteria-Fighting Skincare
Beauty ingredients like zeolite are now more prominently featured in the skincare spotlight as a result of COVID-19. Zeolite is a natural mineral with unique antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It slows the growth of unhealthy microorganisms, and is far gentler on the skin than mainstream ingredients like alcohol.
These are some of the skincare trends you’ll definitely be hearing about this year, and with good reason. In response to the growing demand for natural, bacteria-fighting skincare that protects and nourishes the skin, Fortify+ developed a complete skincare line based on the current skincare superstar: Zeolite.