Beauty

Beauty trends for 2020: Gaining Healthier Skin, Nails and Hair

Switching up your beauty regime and seeing the benefits it has for your skin can be an exciting process. There’s no feeling quite like getting a new skincare serum or nail supplement that suits your skin perfectly.

There is so much more we can do other than drinking water, eating healthy and having early nights to help keep our skin, hair and nails healthy. So, if you’re always on the lookout for new beauty products, look no further. We will explore beauty trends for skin, hair and nails in 2020.

Beauty trends for 2020

Ever tried microneedling?

Commonly referred to as dermarolling, one new way of improving our skin is microneedling. Essentially, a wheel covered in tiny needles is rolled on the face, creating tiny punctures.

This new skin care technique does more than just reduce the look of scars. It also encourages the production of collagen and skill cell turnover. This procedure is pain free, non-invasive, and gives quick results. Your face may be red for a few hours after, but this will settle. 

When combined with topical treatments, dermatologists have also advised that microneedling can be highly effective. This is because the tiny punctures in the skin allow skincare treatments to better penetrate the skin. However, having this procedure done too often can cause damage to the skin by breaking capillaries, so it’s always best to consult a dermatologist before going ahead with treatments like this.

Stay young with retinol

Retinol is said to be the ‘foundation of youth’. Seriously, if you haven’t got this in your skincare regime, you’re doing it wrong.

The vitamin A, also known as antioxidants, that is found in retinol has been scientifically proven to help reduce signs of acne, aging, skin texture, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, blemishes… to name a few. The popularity of retinol has soared more recently, with affordable brands like The Ordinary making simple and effective ingredients affordable.

Since retinol can become unstable in daylight, it should only be applied at night. It’s also important not to forget to apply sunscreen everyday — retinol makes your skin more sensitive to sun damage. Even if it’s a typical cloudy day, wear it!

For mature skin try Q10 cream

To help keep mature skin well nourished, Q10 is said to be a great solution. Effective in delivering hydration and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, this cream is ideal for those seeking a natural defence against ageing. Coenzyme Q10 production reduces as you get older, so give the largest organ in your body some TLC.

Frankie Brogan, Pharma Nord’s Senior Nutritionist, stated:  “Our Q10 cream is a formula based on a range of evidence-based ingredients, shown in research to deliver skin-benefiting properties. Co-enzyme Q10 helps protect the skin from damage by free radicals and dermatological studies in Germany showed Q10 can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.  Pycnogenol contains various bioactive compounds which, in research, have shown to increase micro-circulation to the skin, help protect collagen from breakdown and enhance production of hyaluronic acid, the body’s moisturiser’. Jojoba Oil has a great affinity with human skin and leaves a velvety, non-oily feel. Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in vitamins E and A, plus fatty acids and is easily absorbed and Squalane (from olive oil) can help prevent moisture loss, ideal for damaged skin.”

How to help your hair

Use shampoo bars

With an ever-growing demand for greener alternatives in the beauty industry, shampoo bars are becoming increasing popular.

To put simply, shampoo bars are basically bars of soap — but for your hair! And like bars of soap, they don’t come in plastic bottles, which minimises plastic waste. A small bar can last three times longer than a bottle of shampoo. Making it more cost effective in the long run. 

Chemicals such as sodium chloride that are used in shampoo can cause you hair to become dry, as well as leaving damaged residue. Shampoo bars don’t contain these harsh chemicals unfriendly to the hair and scalp, yet still have a fantastic ability to foam.

Ultimately, this is good for the environment and good for your hair — what’s not to love?

Let’s not forget about your nails

Important: biotin supplements

If you are lacking important vitamins and nutrients in your diet, your nails will be the first to tell you. This happens by them rather brittle and weak. Luckily, nutrient deficiencies can be easily fixed with health supplements.

Foods such as salmon, egg yolk, avocado, seeds and nuts all naturally contain Biotin; ultimately being great sources of hair and nail vitamins.  If you find that you aren’t getting enough Biotin-rich foods into your diet, this vitamin supplement can help encourage nail growth and health. The recommended daily dose is between 30 and 100 micrograms. There are no known serious side-effects of having too much Biotin, as it will pass through your body. 

And the good news is Biotin is good for nails, hair, and skin — so why not? 

Since consumer expectations are continuously on the rise, you can expect beauty products to be constantly evolving into something better. So, keep your eyes peeled at sites like Guidingbeauty for other rising beauty trends for 2020 because there is always something new to spoil ourselves with.