Skin Care Trends Of 2018 — Which Are Worth Keeping This Year?

Seemingly unconventional at first, most skin care trends have a longer history than we might realize from only considering their sudden growth on social media. Often stemming from long-held cultural practices, it’s important to note that antiquity doesn’t necessarily equate to effectiveness.

Before trying out a new skin care trend, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What does science have to say about it?
  2. Can the results be achieved through alternatives?
  3. Does it seem like the best option for your skin’s specific needs?
  4. Would you still do it if no one else was?
  5. Is it ultimately worth the money?

Skin care trends can vary in cost, so weighing out the perceived pros against price can help you avoid delving into unnecessary, expensive skin care products.

Check out this guide to affordable, active ingredients the next time you’re making a skin care purchase.

Everyone’s skin is unique to them, which is what makes skin care so fun in the first place.

Experimentation is part of the process, regardless of whether a skin care trend is backed by science or merely possesses a certain level of aesthetic allure.

Doing your own research and embarking on a trial and error process of what works for you can provide you with some much-needed revelations — and an understanding of yourself that goes beyond skin deep.

Adeline Hocine is an Algerian Muslim freelance writer based in the Bay Area. In addition to writing for Healthline, she’s written for publications such as Medium, Teen Vogue, and Yahoo Lifestyle. She’s passionate about skin care and exploring the intersections between culture and wellness. After sweating through a hot yoga session, you can find her in a face mask with a glass of natural wine in hand on any given evening.

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