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Skincare trends for 2018

Like many people, we’re looking forward to the next 12 months and are curious to know what 2018 will bring. So jumping on the trend to predict the latest trends, we’ve been flicking through the glossy magazines to see what they’re predicting for use in the near future.

Protection against pollution

It’s well known that environmental elements have a big effect on our skin, whether it’s using an SPF to protect our skin from the harmful rays from the sun, or using a richer moisturiser for a centrally heated winter. However, the state of our environment is becoming more of an issue and we are all much more aware of the effects of pollution on our bodies. Whilst air pollution has decreased significantly over the past few decades, urban areas are still prone to high levels. As well as protecting our health from pollution, we also need to take steps to protect our skin – anyone who spends a day in London will see how much dirt they pick up when cleansing their skin at night.

But it’s not just city pollution you need to worry about. If your New Year’s Resolution is to do more exercise by, for instance, training for a marathon or spending more time in the swimming pool, you’ll have to adapt your skincare regime accordingly.  

The natural look

Many pundits are predicting that we’ll be using a lot less make-up in 2018 in order to let our skin’s natural radiance shine through. A healthy, glowing skin is always on trend, so why not make an appointment for a Visia skin analysis that will enable us to advise you on the best products and treatments to give you skin confidence, whatever your make-up regime!


It’s predicted that in 2018 we’ll become much more aware of how vitamins and mineral supplements can affect our appearance. And at the Clinic, we have recently embraced the ‘inside out’ approach in the form of Gold Collagen RX®, a liquid supplement encouraging the body to produce more collagen, resulting in smoother, more beautiful skin.


The theory behind microneedling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself. The tiny needles create ‘micro injuries’ that encourage your body to produce the collagen needed to repair and rejuvenate your skin. Many of our clients already like our Derma FNS treatments which we use to help minimise fine lines and wrinkles as well as atrophic acne scars.

Trends you might want to avoid

We enjoy a good laugh, and some of the more outrageous trends have given us a giggle. For instance, hairy fingernails have gained a lot of attention, but we’re not really that fond of the werewolf look – most of our patients prefer to have their excess hair removed, rather than stick on their fingers.

There’s a trend in Korea for people to make themselves up in the morning to look like they’ve been partying all night – why would you do that? And anyway, wouldn’t it be more authentic, not to mention fun, to actually go out partying all night?

We’ve also read reports about the rise of ‘healing haircuts’ and ‘spiritual facials’ amongst those looking for a more Zen outlook to their beauty schedules, though apparently all that happens is you get a haircut or a facial in a ‘spiritual’ environment. If you’re looking for an even more relaxing element to your Skin to Love treatment, just ask us to say ‘ohm’ as we work – no extra charge!

But possibly the worst 2018 trend of all, a gym in New York is now starting naked workouts because they say it allows your skin to breathe better. This is definitely not something we’ll be indulging in ourselves. However, if you fancy giving it a go but aren’t confident about those stubborn pockets of fat that you won’t be able to shift no matter how much exercise (clothed or naked) you do, come and see us first!


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