2020 was a stressful year, there’s no other way around that. But as the world looks to return to a sense of normalcy, 2021 offers plenty of promise with new wellness trends growing in popularity to counter the effects of lockdowns and social isolation. Whether it’s improving mental health, physical health, reversing time with an anti-aging facial exercise, or boosting the immune system to promote health and wellbeing, there’s never been a better time to start trying the wellness trends that have got everyone talking. If staying healthy and looking after your body is high on your priority list, read on to discover the 4 exciting wellness trends that women around the world have been buzzing about.
Wellness Trend #1 – Digital Detox
2020 was characterized by bad news and stressful predictions about the future – and the bulk of those messages came through social media and other digital channels. Although staying on top of the latest news and events is important, you’re in control of how much digital media you consume, and where you draw the line. Digital detoxes involve taking a break from the phone or laptop – as well as the apps on them. This could be a weekend without checking Facebook or setting aside a few nights a week to turn the TV off and work on a few pastimes and hobbies instead. Taking a break from social media and digital channels can help boost your mood, with 1 in 5 adults reporting they felt stressed as a result of the technology in their life. With fewer negative messages through your phone or computer, you can enjoy a healthier work/life balance instead. And with a spare 20 or 30 minutes in your day, you’ve got time to test out the next big wellness trend and learn how to do face exercises at home…
Wellness Trend #2 — Face Yoga
Yoga has long been a wellness trend, but Face Yoga is quickly catching up in popularity. In the same way that yoga stretches the body, Face Yoga stretches the muscles of the face and neck to leave your skin looking and feeling smoother, tighter, and more toned. This is possible as each yoga exercise for your facial muscles tones the underlying muscles and creates a natural supply of collagen – which is responsible for your skin’s elasticity. The combination of tighter muscles and more collagen is a natural facelift that can mimic the effects of Botox without any painful injections or trips to the cosmetic surgeon.
With no gym membership, no pumping heart rate, and no need to leave home – Face Yoga benefits your skin and face as the easiest exercise to practice, any time of night or day. Looking for facial exercises for your jawline? Facial exercises for wrinkles? Facial exercises for lips? This at-home wellness trend offers exciting anti-aging benefits targeted at specific problem areas and is suited to women of all ages. As the personal care, beauty and anti-aging sectors make up the largest part of the wellness market (worth an estimated $1,083 billion), low-cost activities like Face Yoga help improve your physical appearance and health without needing to break the bank. Win-win!
Wellness Trend #3 — Simplified Skincare Routines
Still, working your way through a nightly skincare routine of 48 steps? Simple skincare routines have grown in popularity throughout 2021 following a year when getting to the salon or dermatologist wasn’t possible. Instead of spending big on spa days or expensive make-up, women are increasingly opting for a simplified skincare routine that keeps money in their pocket and keeps skin glowing. Also known as ‘skinimalism’, this wellness trend is about embracing your skin type, using products that cater to your skin type, and using products that limit the number of steps in a morning or nightly routine. It’s a simple trend, and that’s exactly why so many women are embracing it. Is your skincare routine leaving your skin angry and irritated? Click here to learn the 3 simple skincare mistakes you could be making (and how to easily fix them).
Wellness Trend #4 — Cold Water Therapy
If you’ve ever accidentally stepped into an ice-cold shower you’re probably not looking to repeat the experience, but cold water therapy is growing in popularity in 2021 as a way to boost the immune system, reduce aches and pains, and even reduce the symptoms of anxiety. And if you’ve spent time isolated or quarantined as a result of the pandemic, then an aching body and stress over your immune system will be familiar symptoms – so jump in the shower! The benefits of this wellness trend may include:
- Improved circulation
- Improved energy levels
- Reduced inflammation
- Better sleep
Best of all, that shocking feeling you get when the cold water hits you helps slowly build up your body’s resistance over time. So not only will your cold water therapy become easier, but your body’s immune system may become more robust and stronger too.
Which wellness trend will you adopt in 2021?
From a global pandemic to social isolation; smaller household budgets to an increase in stress lines, 2020 was a year to forget for plenty of reasons. With 2021 offering a real sense of optimism, now is the ideal time to launch into a new wellness trend and take back control of your physical and mental health. As wellness goals move away from superficial measurements of size and weight, it’s time to embrace practices that are sustainable and offer holistic benefits across the body and mind. The only question left to answer is, which wellness trend will you incorporate into your lifestyle first?