The 6 Biggest Acne Trends of 2017

November 23, 2017 4 min read 0 Comments

The 6 Biggest Acne Trends of 2017

by Kali Kushner



With 2017 coming to an end, there’s no better time to reflect on the past year and all of the crazy skincare trends that came along with it. Some good, some bad, and some just out right wrong. It has been the year of simplicity when it comes to your beauty routine and all about putting your skin health first.Some trends died down by the middle of the year while others prevailed.Now, let’s look back on some of the great, crazy, awesome acne trends of 2017.



deep hydration sheet masks



Sheet masks started off with a bang this year and haven’t died down since. Looking like a “cute” masked Michael Myerswhile pamperingyourselfandgetting deep hydration?Nothing could possiblysound better.From brands likeTony Molywho sellwhole food sheet masks like pumpkin and red wine for a smashing $4 to designer skin brands likeSK-IIwho charge $135 for a box of masks,the options are endless. The main benefits you can expect to see after using a sheet mask are smoothness, suppleness, increased hydration, and even skin tone.



probiotics for skin and body health



We’ve known about the gut-acne connection for a while, but just this year the information exploded and went mainstream. Recognizing your body as a whole and making the connectionbetween internal and external health has played a key role in the rising of probiotics in the beauty industry. Good and bad bacteria both live in the gut, and when this delicate balance is offbad bacteria can take over causing your immune system to go haywire showing in ways like tiredness, inflammation, and acne. Probiotics put the good bacteria back in the gut, helping to restore the balance and heal your skin from the inside out.Taking a daily probiotic can improve your immune system,heal IBS, andwork toprevent eczema and acne.



multi-masking to address different skin concerns


For all of you out there who have combination skin or just want tomaximize the benefits of your skincare routine,multi-masking has got your back.Multi-masking is when youuse multiple masks simultaneouslyto target different skin concerns. Got dry skin on your forehead but oily clogged pores on your cheeks? No problem, just use a super charged acne fighting mask (like activated charcoal orbenotite clay) on your cheeks anda deeply hydrating mask on your forehead.Creating your ownmixturemakes it super easy to treatflareups and combination skin, plus you’ll have a reason to keep more than one mask in your bathroom cupboard.





skin supplements for a glow from within



More effective then biotin, collagen, and keratin;the new skin supplements hitting the shelvesare loaded with essential vitamins and minerals to give you an other worldly glow.Ingestible beauty supplementshealfrom withinin several different ways such assupplementingin areas where one may be deficient, lowering inflammation levels,increasing collagen production,and even slowingdown the production of sebum-all leading to clear, radiant skin.Some of the most popular beauty supplementsthat took the shelves by storm this year, leaving both glowing skin andreviews,areHUMNutritionRed Carpet Skin,MuradPure Skin Clarifying Supplement,andMoon Juice Beauty Dust.



ditching the chemical packed products



Natural ingredients have always beena crowd pleaser but this year the simplification ofskincaretook extra importance with chemical packed products getting pushed to the back burner. We began seeing more productsmarketed as “free from”, “only X ingredients”, and “contains natural ingredients”. Therebecame a lot of information circulating on how natural skincare ingredients are cleaner and we should be aware of removing any nasty ingredientsthat may be toxic to our health, disrupt our hormones, or that causeskin irritation.


Starting with raw ingredients and experimenting with whole food DIYS became ahuge trend in the Instagram beauty guru community and we began seeing more companiesminimizing their ingredient lists. Some of the most popular ingredients used for acne this yearare activated charcoal,benotite clay, turmeric, avocado, honey,garlic,and oats.




at home professional treatments and devices



Why go get a facial when you can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home? This year that same mentality was applied to micro-needling, microdermabrasion,light therapy,extractions, and more! Eachmonth it seemed a new device was sweeping the market, with most being gimmicksor company sponsored posts, it became difficult for us to decipher which were actually valuable for our skin health.


Some of the best at home treatments for acne scars have proven time and time again to bemicro-needlingand at home microdermabrasion. For these treatments I recommend theBanisher from Banishacnescars or thePMDpersonal Microderm system to reveal supple, evenskin tone and texture.As far as acne goes, theNeutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask is a real bang for your buck- receiving 30 at home acne busting treatments for$40, that’s a little over a dollar a treatment!



Did you try any of the big skincare trends of this year? Let me know below! Whatabout 2018? Whatdo you guys think we should expect to see next year? I’m predicting a bigger emphasis put on internal health and mental health, cooler skincare gadgets, and companies slashing their ingredient lists.