5 Resolutions for Your 2022 Skincare Routine

New Year. New you. New resolutions. For 2022, we’re promising to give our skin the love it deserves. There’s no better form of self-care than indulging in your skincare routine morning and night. It’s never too early to start protecting your skin and it’s the foundation for your beauty routine. We’re adopting the ‘skin first’ philosophy that is taking over the beauty industry right now.

We’re sharing 5 resolutions for your 2022 skincare routine that will help you achieve healthy, glowing skin. These resolutions are based off the trends that will be everywhere this year.

1. Microdosing

Microdosing isn’t just for your wellness routine. When it comes to skincare, microdosing is about using a tiny amount of acids and active ingredients. It’s all about using a small amount of these potent ingredients to avoid causing skin irritation. It’s the perfect way to start using retinol and helps to put you in control of your skincare routine.

Microdosing isn’t as complex as it sounds. You want to look for products that give your skin a little dose of certain active ingredients, such as AHA acid. The Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment by Paula’s Choice is top of our shopping list. Another great option is the Kiehl's Microdose Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide.

Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment by Paulas Choice

Kiehl's Microdose Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide

2. Barrier Protection

2021 was the year when we took our skincare education seriously. If there’s one thing everyone was talking about on TikTok, it’s skin barrier protection. You want to incorporate products that will help to boost your skin’s natural protective barrier to keep in moisture and protect against free radical damage. Maintaining your skin's natural PH level is an essential part of keeping your skin barrier intact. Our favorite picks are EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex and the Eight Hour Cream by Elizabeth Arden.

EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

3. Blue light protection

The chances are that you’re reading this article with your phone in your face. We’re guilty of doing it and blue light is a real problem for our skin. Remote working means we’re spending more time in front of screens than ever before. We’re making a commitment to being proactive and giving our skin the help that it needs to avoid blue light damage. The Light Hearted Sunscreen by Sunday Riley is an everyday sunscreen that was formulated with blue light in mind. Another go-to for blue light protection is the Chantecaille Blue Light Protection Hyaluronic Serum.

Light Hearted Sunscreen by Sunday Riley

Chantecaille Blue Light Protection Hyaluronic Serum

4. All the biotic skincare

2022 is the year that we’re introducing our skin to pre-biotic, pro-biotic, and postbiotic skincare. These products are all about giving your skin the good bacteria that it needs to create healthy, glowing skin. Microbiomes play an important role in your skin’s health and over exfoliating stripes your skin of both the good and the bad bacteria. The La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer is the perfect introduction to the world of biotic skincare.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer

5. Fermented skincare

Anti-aging skincare is being given an upgrade with fermented ingredients. They’re becoming a popular skincare trend as they help to tackle common issues like inflammation without irritating your skin. The Glossier Cleanser Concentrate is an easy way to experiment with this trend as it uses grape ferment extract and AHA acids to gently exfoliate your face. Another fermented favorite of ours is the 100% Pure Fermented Rice Water Toner.

Glossier Cleanser Concentrate

100% Pure Fermented Rice Water Toner