What a year it’s been – from Love At First Sight and banana bread to Tiger King and sourdough, we’ve all found new ways to occupy ourselves during the pandemic, or revisited old comforts to see us through.
In a year of undeniable uncertainty, we’ve made considerable alterations to our self-care habits, too.
It’s easy to think that skincare took a backseat in 2020, but as our homes became our entire world, instead of booking appointments for facials, we turned our living spaces into the spa. Self-care became more important than ever, and treating ourselves to the odd face mask every now and then brought far more joy than usual.
Judging by Google Trends, which recently revealed its end-of-year search data, we researched and took matters into our own hands, with questions ranging from “how to cut hair” to “what are the best skincare products?"
So as this year comes to an end, what’s in store of 2021? We asked top dermatologists and skincare experts to share the brand’s we should know and predict the future skincare trends that will hopefully allow us to fall back in love with the Twenties. Because, frankly, this year didn’t really count.
As 2020 ushered in a shift towards home-based skincare solutions, we saw hashtags such as #selfcare, #lockdownskin and #homespa trending, and many people were spending more time and care on maintaining and treating their skin health.
According to Adeela Crown, The Dorchester's resident facialist, there’s been an increase in the sales of skincare tools and devices, a trend that she predicts will show no signs of slowing down in 2021.
Where home-use beauty tools were once bought on a whim and left to gather dust, they’re now considered an essential for getting spa-like results but from the comfort of your home, says Crown.
“The technology in the field of skin tech has become more sophisticated and this has already led to a drive towards incorporating devices into our daily skincare routine,” she explains.
"Whether it’s handheld non-mechanical tools like jade rollers, gua sha stones or very Instagrammable skintech devices, facial tools deliver sophisticated results."
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