Minimizing the cost, effort and complexity of an anti-aging skincare routine!
Society drives people in every way to look beautiful. We see it on television, in the movies, in magazines and every time we scroll social media. The social pressure associated with physical appearance is typically much greater for girls than boys in almost every society.
There is so much emphasis on a youthful appearance and the cosmetic industry is taking full advantage of this persona. For instance, the United States is a key market in the global cosmetic industry, generating an estimated revenue of approximately 62 billion U.S. dollars in 2016.
Many women today use creams to slow the aging process. In 2014, the facial anti-aging skin care products were ranked second among skin care categories, with sales amounting to 1.15 billion U.S. dollars.
The statistic shows the estimated size of the anti-aging market worldwide from 2018 to 2022 and provides a forecast for 2023. In 2018, the global anti-aging market was estimated to be worth about 50.2 billion U.S. dollars. The anti-aging market is estimated to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 percent between 2018 and 2023.
We are spending more than money and time on anti-aging. It is coming at the cost of our own happiness and fulfillment, and starting at younger ages.
I recently heard a podcast that said, “Make a woman feel less than, and she will buy more.” How often have you felt the pressure from the beauty, diet, and fitness industry? I was so disheartened by the lack of integrity in the industry in my previous business of online weight loss programs and the comparison game of social media that left me feeling inadequate and never enough that it almost stopped me from saying yes to my current career in holistic health and wellbeing.
This surge of comparison has started a 2021 beauty trend called “skinimalist”.
A recent article in PopSugar, shared what the details of this movement is all about:
You may not know what “skinimalism” is but you’ve probably seen it before, either on your social media feeds or your friends. It’s what Pinterest is deeming the “new glow-up” and, according to its 2021 Trend Predictions Report, it’s going to be a major trend in the new year.
“Skinimalism marries makeup and skin care for the best of both worlds. It’s a new wave of natural, minimal or no-makeup beauty looks where your real skin — texture, pores, blemishes, discoloration, and all — shines through. It may not be a completely novel concept, but in a world where photo-retouching and the idea of “perfect skin” are still very prevalent, it’s a sign that many people want to move away from those unrealistic beauty standards.
According to Pinterest’s report, searches for how to get glowing skin naturally have gone up four times year over year, and “natural everyday makeup” has increased by 180 percent in the last year. Does this mean that the days of graphic eyeliner and a full face beat are over? Not even close. But it does mean that people are craving a way to enhance what they’ve already got with makeup and skin-care products, rather than cover it up. That’s a trend we can get behind.”
Getting naturally glowing skin wasn’t my intention for changing my nutrition 6 years ago. It happened as a results of needing to simplify the complexity of nutrition to create consistency in my daily habits and address my gut health, after struggling for years with the challenges of gluten and wheat intolerances and allergies. My skin looked lifeless, dull, dry and discoloration and uneven skin tone post baby. It was embarrassing, frustrating and I spent thousands of dollars on creams and lotions with little change. Post baby is a hard enough transition without seeing your skin complexion change and hair fall out in chunks!
After 6 months, I had noticed a change and started a series of laser treatments, vampire facials, and a skincare routine that enhanced results, but didn’t last.
When my company launched a new collagen elixir and I was offered to use it pre-launch, I jumped at the opportunity. As a natural health care professional, I have always tried to use all natural solutions, but struggled to find anything that worked and produced results.
Within 7 days, I noticed a natural glow to my skin, better hydration and after a couple of weeks, reduction of dark circles under my eyes and diminished fine lines. Friends have noticed similar results in 7-10 days and some have even shown changes in hair growth! I am not a hype person and wasn’t expecting to notice results so quickly. I have realized anything that is worth it takes time, but this is the first time I have tried using NUTRITION for my skin!
Not only is it great for my skin, but my overall health. And, that’s something to write home about. Cheers to naturally glowing skin and your 2021 glow up from the inside out!