Nerding In The Years | Our Recap of the 2010s

2019 has been a bumper year in The Skin Nerd history - and we’ve got quite the catalogue to show for it, and that's why we're sharing our recap of the 2010s! We’ve had some hits along the way - and admittedly have learned that not everyone adores the nitty-gritty skincare science ALL the time, but all the same, we’re pretty proud to be educating the hoomans on skincare and looking forward to leaping into a new decade of sensational skinformation. 

We remain passionate about educating all hoomans in all things skincare, and spreading the gospel of the double cleanse far and wide. The 2020s are going to be a treat.

We might only have been in blog-making biz for the past two years, but we’re counting it as a decade for the records - so without further ado, we’re recapping our five tip-top blogs of the last decade (are we a bit cheeky? It’s possible). 

  1. Milia: What They Are and How To Get Rid Of Them

our recap of the 2010s

An all-time favourite - how to get rid of milia! What are milia, you might ask? Well, milia are “the pearly-white, hard bumps, milk spots, "stubborn whiteheads" and numerous other names given to them by p'd off hoomans” which occur on our skin - particularly behind ears, on jaws, cheeks and eyelids!

We can call them stubborn whiteheads, and they are one of the most queried skin concerns which we get here in Nerd HQ! If you want to learn what they are, how they occur, and what you can do about them, then we suggest that you check out the most popular blog of our nerdie decade. 

  1. Is Micellar Water Beneficial To The Skin?

our recap of the 2010s

It’s been one of the rave products of the last decade, which “burst onto the scene a few years ago like the hottest young starlet in every Oscar-nominated movie”. Perfect for removing makeup - or is it? I’m not so convinced. It’s not the magical heal-all which it promised to be, and I’m not anti-progress - but I am anti skin-sins, and depending on how and what micellar water you’re using, it might rank in the bad books. 

Read on to find out more about my niggles over micellar water, and you might catch yourself rethinking the “liquid wipes”, as I cheekily call them...

  1. The Dos And Donts Of Bridal Skincare

our recap of the 2010s

Dun, dun, dun-dun! That’s the wedding march, in case you were wondering. We’ve got to have a bit of wedding business in for our top blogs, and this is a good ‘un. In case the ring is slipped into the pudding over Christmas dinner, or they arrive at the door, Love Actually-style with all the poster boards (it’s the silly season, anything is possible), we’re prepared for any seasonal engagements!

Bridal skincare can feel like a minefield, but as we say, “your skin should only be taking up 1% of your pre-wedding energy”. Get yourself prepped in advance with an ideal skincare routine, and you’ll be in perfect stead for the big day. Read on for all of our pre-wedding tips and tricks to make sure you’re a blushing bride rather than ballistic bridezilla.

  1. Dewy Skin Skincare: Our Top Nerdie Tricks

our recap of the 2010s

It seems like you were all ready for dewy skin in 2019, and we love to provide. Glass skin, á la the Korean skincare trend is a work of art, but we reckon you can get your dewy glow on with a few fewer steps. Also, if you’re wondering, “glass skin is an effect where you try to make your skin as closely resemble a piece of glass, highly polished and definitely smudge-free” - aspirational, but achievable!

We’re all about getting the skin results without needing to rely on makeup. Now, we do love a bit of makeup for really turning up the volume on a look, but we’re advocates of letting your dewy base shine through. 

If 2020 is going to be your year to glow, then read on and discover how best to get your dewy skin started!

  1. Pregnancy Skin Issues And What To Do 

our recap of the 2010s

All stages of life come with their own skin concerns, and the time when you’re growing a mini-hooman is no different! You’ve got to be extra-careful about what you’re applying topically to your skin, and what internal support is doctor-approved during your pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a beautiful time but also a really, really annoying one, so if you’re bemused as to the issues suddenly presenting so handily on your skin, read on to find out more! Stretch marks, melasma, insomnia - part and parcel of the joys of parenthood, but we’ve got a few ideas on how to make them a little more bearable. 

And our Honourable Mention...

We have a special Honourable Mention, too. We were pretty thrilled to be ending our year on such a high as one of the illustrious Nadine Baggott’s brands to watch in 2020! We are so chuffed to have made the cut, and we’re certainly super excited ourselves about what 2020 will hold for the humble Skingredients. We’re positive that it’s going to be a truly exciting year, and a great way to get this new decade off to a beaming news start!

A Nerdie Thank-You

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading the Nerdie Word for the past two years - and we really can’t wait for you to see what we have for you in 2020!