As we breathe a sigh of relief that 2020 is almost behind us, looking to the future and a 2021 that will hopefully bring us a new normal, it is time to look at bringing our beauty routines back on track.
With more people than ever working from home this last year, beauty salons being closed and people wearing less makeup (but paying more attention to their skincare routines) because of Zoom calls and the need for face masks when out and about, some aspects of our beauty routines have been on the back burner. But now it’s time to kick it up a notch with a look at some of those must-have beauty treatments that you will want to treat yourself to in 2021 for a new, happier you.
You are probably familiar with the idea of probiotics as that small bottle of liquid you can consume to help your gut, but it is widely expected that probiotics in skincare will see a big rise in 2021. They encourage the skin to produce its own bacteria that are beneficial in making it healthier and also help to reduce inflammation. Resulting in skin cells that are regenerated – ideal for anyone with skin that is on the sensitive side. And, let’s face it, wearing masks for longer periods of time has unfortunately resulting in some people struggling with their skin in a manner reminiscent to their teenage years.
If there is one thing, we have seen a lot of in 2020 then it's our faces. The Zoom call has a lot to answer for. Every time we log into a Zoom call, we see our own face staring back at us for the duration of the call, neatly captured in its own little box. All of this staring is likely to have taken its toll and experts believe that there may be an increase of people in 2021 looking to have minor cosmetic facial procedures carried out or just looking to make improvements through facial and skincare treatments. Fillers and skin tightening treatments may see a surge in 2021 once we are allowed back out again of course, and teeth whitening is almost certain to be on the cards as well.
For many of us lockdown and the closing of beauty salons and hairdressers called for desperate measures. When it quickly became evident that these places were not going to be reopening anytime soon many people took things into their own hands and for the first time in a long time found themselves doing their own waxing, brow shaping and even hair colouring and trimming with very mixed results.
Whilst many businesses in the beauty sector have reopened depending on their tiers, people are understandably cautious about booking treatments that will see them in close proximity to others. However, salons are places where hygiene and sanitisation is always first priority, so there really is no need to worry. In 2021, we believe there will be an upsurge in confidence for the salons we love to visit, and we could see an increase in treatments which you simply cannot do safely at home.
Whatever your choice for your first 2021 treatment, you’re sure to feel that 2021 is your year as you face it with a fresh, improved face.