“I run 12 miles a week but why does my skin look so bad?” “I try to eat healthy but I’m still stressed out all the time.” “I’m worried about how my body will hold up over time.”
By now we know that we can’t just focus on one area of our lives and expect to feel good all around. Diet, beauty, mind, body, and fitness all combine into one big personal ecosystem and we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to optimize it. We’ll continue that quest in 2016, with an emphasis on stress-relief, better products, future-proofing our bodies – plus a good dose of fun!
12 Health & Beauty Trends
Sound baths – Stressed consumers gather for sonic healing sessions with the vibrations of tuning forks and crystal singing bowls. Mindfulness ensues. Find it: Integratron
Stool banking – Evidence that human stool contains healthy bacteria has people saving some for future medical treatment. Ewwww?
Voga – Get ready to strike a pose with this upbeat combo of yoga + Vogue dancing. Some venues even include cocktails as part of the draw. Find it: House of Voga
Smart menstruation – Not just any menstrual cup but one that tells you when it’s full and provides analysis of your period. Whoa. Find it: Looncup
Farm-to-face – Not only do we get the connection between what we eat and the condition of our skin, but now we want to put real food on our face. Find it: Eminence Citrus & Kale Mask and Board & Batten skincare
Mass meditation – Meditation events are popping up everywhere from fitness studios to rooftops to large gatherings in New York’s Central Park.
Seed-to-skin – Tiny seeds (hemp, carrot, evening primrose & more) deliver powerful benefits to moisturize skin and help fight the signs of aging. Find it: True Nature Botanicals Seed Serum and Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
Values, not value – Health & wellness brands need to show they are doing good, not just “less bad”. Find it: Nike community stores and Beautycounter advocacy trips
Rainbow eyebrows – We’ve done glitter beards and armpits right? Now it’s time for eyebrows to have some fun. Use non-toxic makeup for a subtle but safe look. Find it: #rainboweyebrows on Instagram
Waterless beauty – Whether it’s concern over water usage or simply convenience-driven, water-free personal care is all the rage. Find it: One Love Organics Dry Shampoo and Beautycounter Color Pinch Cream Blusher
Year round detox – Detoxing is not just for January anymore. More studios are offering fitness + diet combos all year long.
Speaking of detox – how about that Taco Cleanse? LOL!
Which one of these trends intrigues you the most?
(Sources: J. Walter Thompson, New Hope Media, Baum + Whiteman)
Top photo by TBYH via flickr creative commons