What the skin is in for this new year

Do not get bogged down by all the skin and beauty trendspotting around you. We have it figured out for you 

Published: 07th January 2017 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th January 2017 11:37 AM   |  A+A-

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Dr Suruchi Puri
Consultant Dermatologist & Director, Medi Makeovers, Delhi

DIY Face Masks
Last year, facial masks became the talk of the town. Though effective, it also burns a hole in your pocket (average mask costs Rs 800).In 2017, while the mask will continue to be popular, its DIY versions are going to make a huge difference. Some of the most sought-after ingredients are activated charcoal, Matcha green tea and Bentonite clay.

Shahnaz Husain
CMD, Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies

Plant Stem Cell Serum
Plant stem cell extract has the ability to stimulate human stem cell growth and activate the process of repair and regeneration. When plant stem cells are introduced into the skin, it influence the skin at the cellular level and activate the process of repair and replacement of dead and damaged skin cells. Fine lines and wrinkles are reduced gradually. The skin looks firmer and younger with regular use.

Dr Sanjay Parashar
Plastic Surgeon, Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, Delhi

Combination injectables-based contouring
This method is not new but will gain popularity in 2017 in India. These invasive procedures are designed to give symmetrical proportions and define a desired face contour. It also takes care of sagging skin, facial fat loss, and even removes hollows. It is perfect to rejuvenate the skin.

Dr Vivek Mehta
Dermatologist, Pulastya's Cadle Skin Laser Clinic, Delhi

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
The no-makeup look has been popular throughout 2016 but for that one needs a radiant, younger-looking skin. In 2017, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU technique will, thus, be the go-to treatment for face lift. It is a one-time, non-invasive treatment that makes the skin smoother, firmer and brighter. Ultrasound rays are used to stimulate collagen production.

Aakriti Kochar
Beauty and Make-up Expert, Oriflame India

Dry Brushing
Harsh exfoliators took a lot of flak in 2016. This year gentle cleansing methods using gel, oil or water-based cleansers will take a step forward. The most popular one will be dry brushing. The gentle brush strokes are not harsh on one’s skin. It exfoliates the skin, clean pores and increase blood flow. It can also help to take care of appearance of the cellulite. Use a natural bristle brush with a long handle. Begin brushing at your feet and move up in long sweeping motions, towards your heart. Brushing should be done before taking a shower.

Dr Kiran Lohia
Medical Director, Lumiere Dermatology, Delhi

Laser Facials
Manual facials using cream or essential oils are so last year. 2017 belongs to more effective facials such as the New York Facial, Power Facial and Renew Laser Toning. It will sweep India after gaining popularity in the US. Known for making the skin look younger, brighter and clearer, these facials have long-lasting collagen boosting effects. Using hand-held devices, the technology is the new way to look gorgeous. Both men and women will undergo these laser facials.

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