Skincare & Beauty Trends 2022: Transform Your Routine with SkinMiles

| January 1, 2022

Asking Dr Alek and the #skinmiles Team to make their skincare and beauty trend predictions for 2022. From probiotic skincare to glitter, here are the biggest skincare and beauty trends guaranteed to be everywhere in 2022. Keep reading to find out what the new year has in store for your skincare cabinet and makeup bag.
Anti-Inflammatory Skincare
Nowadays, more and more people understand how inflammation is the root of all evil. Inflammation is the body’s response to any form of injury or irritation and manifests in a number of ways, including breakouts, sun damage and rosacea. With an anti-inflammatory skincare routine, we’re moving towards lifestyle and product choices that are kinder to our skin, like wearing sunscreen and incorporating soothing ingredients such as aloe vera, witch hazel and vitamin E into your day-to-day routine.

Dark Lip Liner
Anyone with a TikTok account will know that the ‘90s are trending, so it’s no surprise, really, that lip liner is making a comeback. Made famous by the celebrities of the decade like Naomi Campbell and Victoria Beckham, the 2022 version of the trend sees celebs and influencers pairing a darker lip liner with nude lipstick.

Fermented Skincare
Using fermented ingredients in skincare is a fast-growing trend, and here’s why: Fermentation helps to enhance potency and improve absorption without causing irritation. It’s like giving your skin a glass of kombucha. Enough said.

Feathered Brows
This year, we’re embracing the natural-looking feathered brow trend, and for good reason. Full, feathery brows can be a game changer for your face as they’re an excellent way to achieve a lifted and more youthful appearance. What are feathered brows? Simply put, feathered brows or soap brows refer to the style of brushed-up brows that appear to be full and fluffy. You can achieve the look using either brow styling products or soap (hence the name).

If you like all things sparkly, and who could blame you, then you’ll love the glitter trend everyone will be wearing in 2022. Think glitter layered on top of eyeshadow, lips and nails. Really any look can be elevated with the glitter trend.

Hybrid Beauty
Another way to streamline your routine is through multipurpose products that serve more than one function. Some popular hybrid cosmetics include foundation products infused with SPF protection or active ingredients. Along with saving time and money, multitasking products also help minimise your footprint at the same time.

Microbiome Skincare
News flash: Right now, your skin is full of bacteria. But don’t worry, it’s actually a good thing, because this ecosystem of microorganisms (aka your microbiome) is essential for keeping your skin healthy. That’s why the microbiome skincare trend is focused on working with the skin, rather than against it, helping to restore and maintain balance with probiotic extracts. Because a balanced microbiome is the key to your happiest, healthiest skin ever.
Rosy Cheeks & Lips
Cheeks and lips will be in full bloom in 2022 with blush and lipstick in shades of rosy pink. The youthful colour is a sure way to bring your face to life.

Skincare Devices
Even though life is returning back to normal, the at-home beauty tool trend is here to stay. Beauty tech devices work with other skincare products to enhance their benefits. FOREO is one such brand, who has been transforming daily skincare routines with their innovative facial devices.

Elaborate skincare routines are a thing of the past. People are starting to realise that less really is more when it comes to skin care and that using too many things on our skin can sometimes do more harm than good. It’s about listening to your skin and picking products wisely that have evidence-based ingredients.

As far as skincare trends go, supporting your skin from the inside out with supplements is definitely on the rise. These supplements contain ingredients that play important roles in skin health, like antioxidants and collagen, and ingesting them can help your body enhance its natural production. Bon Appétit.


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About Dr Alek Nikolic
Dr Alek Nikolic was born in South Africa and received his MBBCh (Wits) in 1992 and in 2000 he received his MBA (UCT). He has been in private practice for 24 years and is the owner of Aesthetic Facial Enhancement, which has offices in Cape Town. Dr Nikolic specialises in aesthetic medicine and is at the forefront of the latest developments in his field. He is very driven and has lectured extensively and has performed live demonstrations throughout South Africa and Internationally including Bangkok, Rome, Paris, Monte Carlo, Prague, and Warsaw. Dr Nikolic’s focus is on skin care, skin ingredients and cosmetic dermatology treatments such as lasers, chemical peels, Botox, and Dermal Fillers. He has performed over 20 000 procedures to date and as such is responsible for training numerous medical practitioners both in South Africa and internationally. Dr Nikolic is one of the founding members of the South African Allergan Medical Aesthetic Academy and chaired its inaugural launch in 2012. The Allergan Academy provides essential training to keep up with the latest technology in aesthetics. Dr Nikolic holds the advisory position of Allergan Local Country Mentor in Facial Aesthetics and is the Allergan Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler Trainer. He is Vice President of the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSSA) and is an Associate Member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). View all posts by Dr Alek Nikolic

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