People go to great lengths to care for their skin and keep it free of blemishes, discoloration, and wrinkles for as long as possible. It seems as if trends come and go just as fast as the seasons. Here, you can learn about some of the latest skin care trends that seem to be providing outstanding results.

#1 – Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Coconut oil has been in the public eye for the last year or so thanks to its numerous health benefits when added to a balanced diet, but people are also starting to discover the benefits it can have for their skin. It’s naturally antifungal and antibacterial, so it’s an excellent moisturizer for anyone who’s fighting acne and blemishes. What’s more, studies have shown that coconut oil can penetrate the layers of skin better than most other oils, all without leaving a greasy feel behind. Coconut oil helps your skin build its own moisture barrier; it doesn’t simply create an artificial one that can clog pores and lead to blemishes.

#2 – The Best Bacteria

Two types of bacteria – known as Bifidobacterium and lactobacillus – are very good for your skin. Several brands are beginning to create probiotic-based skincare products designed to help their populations thrive. There are several formulations of probiotic cleansers and masks available, including some for those who regularly deal with acne. The products are designed to help healthy bacteria flourish while removing the harmful bacteria that can cause infections. Galinée and Éminence are two of the most prominent makers of probiotic skin products.

#3 – Plumping Products

When it comes to skin, plumper is better. That’s why so many products seem to focus on products that are water-based. The reasons for this are quite simple to understand. Products that use water-based ingredients and textures that are more like jellies than oils will give you a finish that still allows your skin to breathe. This creates a firmer, plumper, more vibrant finish that exudes youthfulness. These typically come in serum form, though some companies, such as Omorovicza, are offering what are known as oxygen boosters. These products are designed to get more oxygen deep into your skin, which keeps it more healthier and more youthful.

#4 – Superfood Serums

Coconut oil isn’t the only superfood finding its way onto faces. In fact, more and more skincare companies are adding food-based ingredients to their products, and they’re flying off shelves. Some of these products are serums containing seed oils, and still others contain extracts of kale, algae, and moringa – all of which are packed with nutrients that can revitalize your skin. Bare Minerals and Clinique have gotten in on the action already; the former offers a skin volumizing oil serum while the latter provides a daily vitamin C booster.

Skin trends certainly come and go, and while the ones shown here may not stick around for more than a couple of years, they all have their own unique set of benefits. It’s always about healthy, hydrated skin that is neither oily nor dry, but the products people use to achieve those results will continue to change.

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