Top 5 Skincare Trends for 2022

The new year is just around the corner and it brings new challenges and opportunities. Skincare vs makeup continues to be the focus so let’s get into the top trends.

Skincare Beyond the Face

There is real awareness that what works for your face may also help the skin condition of skin on your body. You can already find skin creams and oils with nutrients like vitamin E & C, collagen, retinol, Hyaluronic Acid acid and more…. There are so many creams to choose from we are going to share what the ingredient benefits are to skin. You can then seek the best cream for your based upon your skin needs.

  • Vitamin E – Vitamin E is most commonly used for its benefits for overall skin health and appearance. Vitamin E helps to reduce inflammation and make your skin look younger.
  • Vitamin C – vitamin C can help protect the skin from sunburn, photoaging, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, sagging, dryness, and an uneven skin tone. 
  • Collagen – Collagen is something your body produces but as you age, your body produces less which can lead to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. Adding collagen can help balance skin and make it appear more youthful.
  • Retinol – Retinol helps so exfoliate the skin, increasing skin cell turnover, and stimulating collagen synthesis. It is known for its anti-aging and skin clearing benefits. 
  • Hyaluronic Acid – Hyaluronic acid is well known for alleviating dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and as well as speeding up wound healing. 

As you know, we prefer the natural beauty products. We like this post from Cosmopolitan that highlights their top choices for natural body lotions Cosmopolitan .

You should also expect the rebirth of beauty bars.  Beauty bars help skin feel more firm and elastic compared to ordinary soap. Regular soap can cause dry, tight and sometimes sore skin. Beauty bars can be used on your face and body. If you’d like to learn more about top brands and what they can do for you check out women’s health mag.

Claims, Claims and More claims

Between TikTok and the never ending celebrity skincare launches it’s going to get murky out there. Just because you like a celebrity it does not guarantee that you will love their skincare line. We are also seeing the me too, copy brands just like we have in fashion in skincare. The best solution is that you study up. You can spend upwards of 300% on the same item that is just rebranded under another name so be sure to read the ingredients. Go with trusted brands first. That’s not to say that something new may come up you’ll love, just be sure to do your homework.

Home Skin Treatments

Cryotherapy Facials – this process involves freezing tools that can be applied to the skin to help minimize pores, tighten and brighten the skin. They increase blood flow to the face will help boost collagen production leading to skin looking healthy and plump.

Facial Toner – Toners help to remove any remaining traces of dirt, grime and impurities stuck in your pores after you wash your face. Toners also restore your skin’s pH level, smooth skin by refining rough patches and improve overall skin tone.

LED Masks – Light Emitting Diode (LED) masks emit varying wavelengths of light that treat different skin concerns. Amber light helps stimulate collagen and firm skin’s elastin. Red light helps to reduce inflammation and promotes blood circulation. While blue light kills acne-causing bacteria. Tip: be sure to source a credible mask. Dermatologists warn that if not used properly or using a sub-par mask can actually damage skin.

Home Peels – home peels help break down dead skin cells that keep your complexion dullPeels in general are intended to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, giving the face a smoother, more radiant appearance. Tip: Be sure to read reviews and study the details of the peel you choose as if not used properly or too stringent you can damage your skin. If you see a dermatologist regularly ask her what she recommends.

If your not sure what device is best for you we like this summary from

More Eco-Friendly Packaging

Eco-friendly packaging will continue to appear. Dark or frosted glass will continue to be popular as this material is not only valuable to protect ingredients but is recyclable. Also expect more aluminum vs plastic packaging. If you support brands that are doing their part to minimize pollution you’ll be helping your skin and the environment.

Lip Focus

Now that the masks are slowly coming off there will be more focus on lips. Scrubs, lip liners and emulsifying lip makeup that not only provide color but conditioning. Lets start with lip scrubs. Using a lip scrub helps you to buff away dry skin and restore the smoothness and softness of your lips. It’s important to use scrubs gently and only as needed as the lip skin is very tender. If you’re not sure what to purchase this best lip scrub list form may help. Lip liners and nourishing makeup will round out lip care for 2022. Tip: be sure to determine if you choose a glossy or mat finish.

If you wear masks regularly you may be struggling with mask lip.  Mask lip is dry, cracked, chapped lips that come from wearing face masks. If you are in need of some lip nurturing we like this list from We like that they choose their favorites based on specific criteria like best drugstore and best bees wax.

In summary, the pandemic/endemic world continues to evolve and so does skincare. 2022 brings the chance to treat your skin at home, nourish your face and body while also choosing Eco-friendly options.

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Dr. Vanessa Rodriguez is a board-certified general practitioner with more than 15 years of patient care experience. She takes an integrative approach to patient care that considers the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and is deeply committed to assisting her patients in achieving and sustaining optimal health. Dr. Vanessa is also a skilled writer and medical reviewer, specializing in preventive care and health promotion. Her articles are written in an approachable manner that is simple to comprehend and implement in one’s own life. Dr. Vanessa’s mission is to equip her patients and readers with the knowledge and resources necessary to live their greatest lives.

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