The Hot List

We are here to set the record straight on the skincare trends that are HOT right now. Read more below to see which trends you should add into your skincare routine, and which ones you need to stop ASAP!

Jade/Rose Quartz Rollers:

Facial rollers are effective for multiple reasons. The facial rollers are tools used to move the lymphatic fluid to remove toxins, de puff, and oxygenate the skin. If they are kept cold it can help aid in reducing inflammation. Our favorite time to use rollers is after applying treatment serums to help enhance the penetration of active ingredients!

Picking up a Jade/ Rose Quartz roller the next time you are out and about at TJ Maxx or Walgreens is not a bad idea. However, for rolling to be the most effective you must understand the lymphatic system. Always start in the center of the face going outwards towards the ear, and down the neck following lymphatic flow.

Charcoal masks:

Peel off charcoal masks can be damaging to the skin because the mask adheres to the vellus hair and skin, making it painful to remove as well. For this reason we recommend staying away from them!

Wash off charcoal masks can be great if used correctly. Charcoal can be a very drying ingredient which is great for truly oily skin types! If combo or dry skin types use charcoal masks, they can strip all the oil and compromise their lipid barrier.

We have a charcoal hydrojelly mask that we use in facials. Pure charcoal on this mask draws debris, oil, and other micro-particles deep within the skin. Charcoal controls oil secretion in the skin making it perfect for skin prone to blackheads and acne.

Collagen supplements:

What is collagen? Collagen is one of the main structures of the skin. It is made up of protein and is found in the dermis. Collagen and elastin are what gives the skin structure and keeps it tight. As we age and collagen deteriorates, we begin to see wrinkling and sagging. We have an abundance of collagen in our skin as children and our natural collagen production slows as we age. We produce collagen until about age 25 and drastically decreased each year after that.

Evidence on whether collagen supplements have any positive effect on skin is very split. It is important to do your research before trying just any brand of collagen.

Instead of ingesting collagen or applying a collagen infused product to the face and hoping it is absorbed, we want to focus on inducing collagen production in the skin itself. There are many clinically proven ways to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin such as micro needling, retinol, LED therapy, regular facials with facial massage, and radio frequency.

Our favorite product we recommend using at Garrison is our ZO Wrinkle and Texture Repair. This works at the chemical level to stimulate collagen production and is an easy step to add into any skincare routine twice a week.

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