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6 Hottest Skin Care Trends, According to Aestheticians

Written by: Erin Sevigny


We get it — keeping up with the ever-changing beauty trends can feel overwhelming and confusing. There seem to be new trends in skin care popping up every day on social media and in lifestyle magazines. So how can you be sure you’re choosing the right treatment for you?

We’re here to walk you through the latest beauty trends so you can decide which is best for your skin’s unique needs and finally achieve that flawless, glowing skin!

The 6 Hottest Skin Care Trends Right Now

Even trending skin care products can only do so much, and the secret to glowing skin is entrusting it to the professionals. But with so many options out there, which treatments are best for you?

These six skin care trends are dominating the beauty scene, and each offers its own unique benefits. Here’s how they work:

1. Chemical Peel

To smooth out tone and texture, sometimes at-home exfoliation just doesn’t do the trick. That’s when it’s time to try a light, medium, or deep chemical peel.

  • A light peel targets things like mild acne and fine lines.
  • A medium peel penetrates beneath the top layers of skin to reduce issues like age spots and moderate acne.
  • Choose the deep chemical peel to treat deep-set wrinkles and other severe skin conditions.

Our skilled technicians will start by giving you a deep cleanse to prepare you for some serious exfoliation! Then a unique blend of chemicals is applied, depending on your skin’s specific needs. After it’s been left on just long enough to reveal youthful, glowing skin, the solution is removed before finishing off with a soothing moisturizer. Don’t forget to give your skin a little extra TLC after this treatment, and SPF is a must!

2. Oxygen Facials

One of the newest facial treatments right now, an oxygen facial will leave you feeling and looking refreshed! Plump, brighten, and moisturize with an oxygen facial — it’s the ultimate fix for dry, lackluster skin any time of year. If this is the first you’ve heard of this transformative new treatment, here’s how it works:

  • First, our skincare specialists will deeply clean and exfoliate your face to get rid of dead, flakey skin, oils, and any residue at pore level.
  • Next, a serum is spread evenly over the skin to nourish deeply with amino acids and enzymes, while ultrasound technology simultaneously targets wrinkles and fine lines.
  • All this is preparation for the final step: targeted oxygen. An LED massage signals the skin and underlying facial muscles to circulate blood and boost collagen production. A small device uses pressurized oxygen to infuse your skin with vitamins C, E, and A — plus other nutrients your skin loves.

Expect firmer, smoother skin as a result. You’ll notice the glow after your first treatment, but best results come from monthly sessions. Oxygen facials improve your complexion at the micro-level, penetrating pores and ridding them of impurities.

Each session takes under an hour with no recovery or downtime time afterward. The gentle nature of these treatments means it’s safe to pair with other skincare treatments and products.

3. Microneedling

Don’t be put off by the name — this treatment is super effective and not as intense as it sounds. Microneedling is the process of inserting needles into the skin in order to activate your skin’s natural healing methods, resulting in a more youthful glow.

Even those who are needle-averse have nothing to fear: the needle insertions are safe, topical, and very minor. They send signals to your skin to produce more firming collagen and elastin. This makes skin stronger, more elastic, and more resilient — which combats the natural sagging that happens with aging. This process prompts your skin to heal itself from the micro punctures. Over time, microneedling can lessen fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and acne blemishes.

The process starts with cleansing and gently numbing the skin before the microneedling begins. Microneedling is performed, which is then followed up by deep moisturizing. Bonus: the microneedling process also helps your skin better absorb moisturizers and serums!

When the session is complete, you are free to go about your day as normal, as long as your activities don’t involve heavy sweating or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Be gentle with your skincare routine and avoid exfoliation for 2-3 days after treatment. While it’s common to experience temporary redness just after the treatment, your new and vibrant complexion will shine through shortly after.

This treatment lasts under an hour for a quick beauty treatment on-the-go. While results are instant, multiple treatments offer the best results.

4. Acne Treatment

If you’re looking to target acne, the best way to do it is with targeted acne treatment. A lot of new facial treatments are great for more general issues like dull skin or fine lines, but an acne treatment designed specifically for your skin’s needs can help you banish those blemishes!

When you seek our personalized acne treatment, there’s no guesswork — an aesthetician will assess your skin, determine the type and severity of your acne or scarring, and together you’ll come up with a treatment plan that will help you achieve smooth, flawless skin. For example, your aesthetician may pair a chemical peel with a deep moisturizing mask to address acne scarring and dryness. Or it may be as simple as a deep cleanse with extractions to address the root cause of breakouts.

Acne treatments include a variety of methods, including:

  • Deep cleansing
  • Gentle exfoliation
  • Hydrating masks
  • Extractions

Every person’s skin is unique, and so are the causes of their acne. Our aestheticians will help you determine why you’re experiencing acne and create a customized treatment to help you achieve youthful, glowing skin in no time.

5. Customized Facials

This year is all about being intentional — and that means not slapping on a store brand face mask for five minutes in order to check “self care” off the to-do list. Intentionality means allowing yourself to tailor care to your skin’s specific needs, whether that means soothing dry skin or targeting under eye circles.

The best skincare treatments for you might not be the best for everybody. That’s why it’s important to only choose treatments that help your skin, as the wrong treatment can do more harm than good. For example, some treatments may be too harsh for those with sensitive skin. A customized facial starts with an expert examining your skin — up close and personal. After our skincare specialist thoroughly assesses your skin as it is now and your goals for improving it, they’ll choose the appropriate products and methods to create the perfect facial for your needs.

Everyone’s skin is affected by a unique combination of factors: heredity, exposure to sun and humidity (or lack thereof), cosmetics, diet, pollution — the factors are endless! That’s why customized facials are a sure way to address each and every one of those factors to ensure you see results. At Franklin Skin Studio, we know that the one-size-fits-all approach to skincare is out.

Try Trending Skin Care Treatments at Franklin Skin Studio

To keep up with the latest beauty trends, salon owners need to keep a finger on the pulse of what clients want and need. We understand that customization is the key to glowing, flawless skin. That’s why Franklin Skin Studio offers a variety of salon skin care services for all skin types and ages.

Whether you want to pamper yourself on a special day or you’ve finally decided to do something about those acne scars, our Franklin, Tennessee studio is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and reinvigorate your skin. Browse our offerings and book an appointment today!

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