BeautyJason Koppel

2018 is all about dewy glowing skin, a simple make-up routine and serious “me time”. Whether you enjoy a long soak in a hot bubble bath, exfoliating and hydrating your skin, or you’d rather splash your face with warm water and dab on tinted moisturiser in the morning, 2018 is going to open your eyes to a whole new world of self-care. Think charcoal face masks, skin rejuvenating serums and making yourself beautiful from the inside out. At TJ Hughes, we have a collection of luxury skincare goodies that are going to freshen up your skincare routine and arm you with everything you need to test out the latest beauty trends of 2018.


1 Korean Skincare

Yes, Korean skincare is going to remain a strong beauty trend in 2018, but this year Japan will begin to influence our skincare routine in a big way. Some experts predict that the classic aesthetic Japanese principles of kanso, shibui and seijaku, which translate as simplicity, understated beauty and energised calm, will begin to transform the way we think about beauty, skincare and make-up. In the meantime though, charcoal face masks will help to hydrate our skin and give us a youthful glow throughout the year.

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  1. Microdermabrasion and Skin Brushing

You skin is constantly exposed to environmental factors such as the sun, the weather and other harmful and toxic elements. To protect your skin in 2018, it’s important to adapt your skincare routine to incorporate microdermabrasion. This technique is a non-invasive way of removing dead skin cells to reveal more youthful skin. Spa treatments that include microdermabrasion can be expensive, but skin brushing is a gentler and more cost effective way of getting similar results to a spa treatment, by using a body brush and exfoliating cream to gentle buff away dead skin and reveal a glowing complexion. Skin brushing is also an effective way of reducing cellulite on the upper thigh area, so start brushing and buffing now.

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  1. Dewy Skin

Forget about heavy and full coverage foundation, because 2018 is leading the way for fresh and dewy skin. As seen at numerous fashion shows, glowing bare skin is making a serious come back, with designers such as Versace and Dior using fresh faced supermodels to promote their latest collections. To achieve the dewy skin look in 2018, you can mix foundation with a hydrating SPF moisturiser and apply to clean skin using a damp Real Techniques beauty blender. Do not apply powder, but instead opt for a cream pink blush in dusty pink, and use a highlighter or shimmer to accentuate your cheek bones, the arches of your brows and the top of your cupid’s bow.

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  1. Clean Beauty

Moving on from bare skin, in 2018 it’s all about clean beauty. This is a whole new outlook on how to achieve beautiful skin, hair, nails and a youthful healthy glow. Rather than focus on concealing flaws and blemishes with cosmetics, the clean beauty movement will educate people on how to become beautiful from the inside out. Paying close attention to the food and drinks you consume, your daily lifestyle and your skincare routine, clean beauty will help to guide you on improving your mind, body and soul.

So light a Baylis & Harding 3 wick candle and get into the zone this year with some all-important relaxation and meditation to clear your mind, take some deep breaths and calm your soul.

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  1. Pollution Fighting Skincare

Anti-pollution and SPF are going to be huge in 2018. In fact, sales of anti-pollution skincare products have increased considerably in late 2017 and will continue to gain popularity in 2018. From day creams and serums that promise to provide you with a strong skin defence to pollution, toxins and bacteria, to SPF oils that help to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, skincare is going to become more intelligent. Switch your moisturiser for a sunscreen and apply an anti-pollution serum before your make-up to keep your skin looking radiant and youthful throughout the year.

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