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Top Six Viral Beauty Trends in 2022

If you’re like us, you’ve likely noted the latest beauty trends that have taken over social media. These trends range from colorful lipsticks to segmented hair to skin-smoothing serums. But are these trends worth the hype? In other words, are they good for our skin? This article is a detailed discussion of the beauty trends according to Dr. Burkenstock.

1. Slugging

Slugging is a catchy term that means slathering your face with petroleum jelly as the last step of your evening skin-care routine. The practice leaves your face as slimy as slug mucus (hence the name). It is important to note that this product is occlusive and forms a barrier to seal moisture in your skin, literally preventing it from escaping. Slugging is highly recommended for those with dehydrated and/or dry skin but can be known to block pores and there is a better option: Satin Seal Moisturizer at Skin Body Health.

2. Freezing Serums

Freezing is another trend that’s taken over Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. It involves taking a serum, placing it on a plastic or aluminum tray, and then placing it in the freezer for a few minutes. Why does this work?

The crystals formed in the freezer destroy bacteria and enzymes that could be found in the serum. Thus, when you take it out of the freezer, you don’t have to worry about bacteria growing in your serum. Some claim that taking it out of the freezer just before use reduces the opportunity for bacteria to grow.

3. Retinol

According to Instagram, TikTok, and Google searches, Retinol is the most popular trend of 2022. While vitamin A derivatives have been used for decades, the popularity of retinoids has risen recently and Retinol can be found in many serums and creams. The ingredient works differently for everyone, but benefits include the reduction of fine lines, improved collagen production, blemish reduction, and the correction of pigmentation issues.

However, Retinol alone can be harsh, especially for sensitive skin. Using a retinoid serum like Ageless Duo A is more gentle and formulated with high-quality ingredients. Ageless Duo A improves the appearance of both photo-aging and acne breakouts and offers powerful anti-aging properties to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles with less potential for irritation. 

 4. Sunscreen with Aqueous Cream

This trend involves putting on a layer of sunscreen and then spreading an aqueous cream over it to put on a barrier that protects your skin from free radicals and UV rays. No matter how you choose to use sunscreen, Dr. Birkenstock strongly encourages you to use it every day. Sun exposure can age you more than anything and excessive exposure can lead to irreversible damage and worse: Skin cancer.

5. Hair Serums

Hair serums are supposed to increase the volume of hair and fill it out. Some ingredients, such as hydrolyzed silk and hyaluronic acid, are meant to provide nutrients and hydrate the hair, which helps your hair appear more full by making it more pliable. Some of the top trending hair serums available are:

  • L’Oréal Infallible Total Repair
  • Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
  • The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum
  • Gallinée Prebiotic Scalp and Hair Serum

6. Serums For Face

Dermatologists recommend face serums to rejuvenate and protect the skin. This is due to its ability to stimulate the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, and ceramides, all essential for youthful-looking skin. It also contains plant stem cells, which may help reduce wrinkles and signs of aging since these stem cells have a regenerative effect on your skin.

The best serums for the face are known to contain:

  • Retinol, which is a derivative of vitamin A
  • Vitamin C, causes collagen breakage that results in more collagen being made
  • Hyaluronic acid and glycerin; hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin and helps keep it hydrated by filling in the gaps between our skin cells.

Dr. Burkenstock says the best overall skincare routine includes using a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and always sunscreen. A unique combination of plant stem cells, Retinol, and hyaluronic acid are ideal for anti-aging and anti-wrinkle effects. This will help you achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance.
If you have problematic skin and are unsure how to proceed, check out Dr. B’s Skin DNA testing for more insight on YOUR SKIN.

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