2020 will be all about the face, rather than the body

The start of a new year always calls for brand new resolutions—and that includes beauty goals. More often than not, these resolutions could be influenced by certain trends. Fitness is always a major talking point in January, but 'face fitness' is set to be one of the biggest skincare trends over the next year, according to the online platform Beautypress. As brands roll out a slew of new tools and applications to tighten, brighten and firm the skin, we find out what are some of the hottest beauty trends to take note of.

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Facial rollers

At the forefront of the trend are face rollers, which are getting an update for 2020. According to Beautypress, in addition to the already popular models made from rose quartz or jade, the new year will see a demand for rollers with metal ends designed not to roll, but simply massage the forehead, T-zone and eye area instead. The purpose of this is to reduce puffiness and keep the skin looking toned.

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Cupping, the popular body treatment loved by celebrities, is also coming to facial skincare, thanks to the invention of small cups that are specially designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and puffiness, leaving the complexion looking revitalised. 

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Eye masks

As with all fitness regimes, downtime is essential. Beautypress predicts that sleeping eye masks—particularly the self-warming kind activated by the touch of skin—will become a popular way to rest the face next year, following all that tightening and firming activity.

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Face tape

If it all sounds like too much work, however, you might want to consider this trending hack: using face tape for an instant, non-surgical facelift. This special tape works with a thin headband whose ends are stuck to the temples, in a procedure that promises to give the eyes a feline shape immediately. 

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