The start of a new year is always an exciting time when it comes to beauty. The new beginning brings attention to all the trends, new research, and product innovations that are set to come for the year ahead. 2019 was a pivotal year in integrating western and eastern skincare practices and we are here for it! Today we are going to discuss some of our absolute favorite skincare trends of 2019, as well as, the 2019 skincare habits that could be the reason you are not achieving your dream completion!
2019 Trends That We Loved:
Incorporating lymphatic massage into your skincare routine is an absolute game changer! This technique has been around in western medicine for centuries, and has an insane amount of benefits! By incorporating this into your routine for 5-10 min a day you can increase circulation, alleviate muscle tension (ie. reduce appearance of wrinkles), release endorphins (alleviates stress), detoxified skin (ie. acne and hormonal breakouts), and promotes absorption. Throughout your body, you have lymph nodes that store toxins and fat, which depends on mechanical intervention to break up the toxins to help clear them from your body! By applying a small amount of pressure in the areas outlined in the diagram below you can experience all of these benefits!
This has been another western medicine gem that is a skincare gamechanger! It's no secret we love skincare tools, half of our line is dedicated to them and with good reason -the benefits are incredible! Below, we listed some of our favorite skincare tools and their benefits:
1. Pulse Facial Massager
2. Dermal Rollers
3. Jade Rollers
4. Facial Cupping
5. Ice Globes
Exfoliating Peeling Gels
This one may be one of the best things that came out of 2019! Exfoliating is an amazing technique for cleaning your pores, removing hyperpigmentation, and removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin! It’s is one of those techniques that is really easy to overdue, which can do more harm than good! Exfoliating peeling gels are a gentle way to exfoliate all the gunk out of your pores without the harsh scrubbing!
This has been around for some time, but in 2019 it seems like this was a big rave, with good reason! There are a lot of different color options available but the two that have been the most researched are the following:
Red Light Therapy: This technology was developed by NASA and Is known for aiding anti-aging, reducing the appearance of marks and pigmentation, and healing.
Blue Light Therapy: Targets breakouts and improves skin texture
2019 Things Have to Go:
Over Exfoliating / Scrubbing hard
There is so much external stress that is placed on our skin from weather changes to scrapes and bruises that It is important that we are being gentle on the skin. Scrubbing harder doesn’t mean that it is cleaner and most likely you’re just irritating your skin.
Not being conscious of skincare ingredient
Did you know that there isn’t a tight regulation on skincare ingredients? This is pretty scary to think about considering that it’s our largest organ! Sadly, it is up to the consumer to do enough research to ensure that they aren’t putting harmful chemicals on their bodies! Do your research and patch test products to ensure that you are getting the most out of your products.
Not wearing sunscreen everyday
Did you know that 90% off all aging-related skin issues are due to sun exposure? It is extremely important to implement sunscreen, daily, even when it’s not sunny outside. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, you can get burned even on cloudy days.
What were your favorite skincare trends of 2019? Please let us know wht you think by commenting below! Follow @kubrakayskincare on Facebook and Instagram for more daily tips!