“Spring beauty is usually about transitioning your routine for warmer weather — less moisturizer, more air-dried hairstyles, brighter, more colorful makeup,” says editor Zoe Weiner. Head of Well + Good Beauty. “But this year, the trends all seem a lot more individualized than what we’re used to seeing. The overall theme here is beauty as a form of care-like using your routine to empower yourself to take care of your hair and skin in a way that works for you.” Moral of the story? Self-care is always in.
To find out exactly what’s to come in beauty this season, we tapped Weiner for her insights on all the spring beauty trends to look forward to, plus a comprehensive shopping list from Saks Fifth Avenue (PSA: Saks a tons of products and free delivery, always) to help you catch up on trends yourself.
Keep scrolling for spring’s top beauty trends to keep an eye on this season.
1. Skin care tools and devices
After the shift to work, training, and socializing at home, it was natural for beauty treatments and dermatologist appointments to follow suit, which led to the rise of certain beauty tools. next level skin care.
“When the pandemic interrupted office appointments, people began to search for solutions that would provide comparable results in their own bathrooms, such as LED light-up masks, micro-current sculpting devices and vibrational therapy tools,” says Weiner. “This surge of home devices has allowed consumers to take their routines to the next level, and it shows no signs of slowing down even after professional services reopen.” (Which we recalled in December, FYI.)
2. Functional makeup
The candy-colored makeup of past spring seasons has come out, and this spring it’s surpassed by makeup that not only looks natural, but also supports your natural beauty.
“Instead of wanting a foundation that will cover their imperfections, people want a formula that will nourish and protect their skin; instead of wanting a mascara that will temporarily lengthen or volumize their lashes, they also want something that will condition and care for them. “, says Weiner.
3. Hair care for everyone
It used to be that hair care started and ended with products that made your hair look great. Now the focus is on products that will truly care for your hair (do you see the theme now?) – and the category has expanded to include all types of braids.
“Thanks to an influx of funding for Black-owned hair care brands, we’re seeing new research and a growing number of offerings in the marketplace that make shopping for safe and effective products easier and more accessible. than ever,” Weiner said. .
This spring, look for products that nourish hair from the roots (Weiner notes that scalp care is also becoming an extension of skin care) to soothe the scalp, help hair grow, and keep it healthy from the start. interior.
4. Skin microbiota
Winter is all about protecting your complexion from the elements, but this spring the focus has been on another kind of protection: the skin microbiome, which is one of the most important factors in restoring sensitized and sensitive skin.
“We have seen a significant increase in the number of people reporting that their skin falls into one of these categories, likely due to a combination of experimentation with the wrong types of skin care and the use of many antibacterial skin-stripping products throughout the pandemic,” she says. The solution? Look for gentle products that strengthen the barrier and contain ceramides to help you regain healthy skin, without stripping anything.
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5. Skin care that boosts longevity
Last but not least, this spring will see the continuation of another of the trends we called for in December: the realization that it’s never too early to start thinking about how to protect your skin as you age.
“With that in mind, instead of looking for products that treat things like wrinkles and dark spots after they’ve popped up, people are looking for formulas that help prevent these issues in the first place, and we’ve seen brands start to change their product offerings accordingly,” Weiner says.
From collagen-infused cleansers to retinol-enriched nourishing oils, opt for products that deliver the longevity boost your end-of-life glow deserves.
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