2018 was the year of self-care - the hashtag #self-care has registered more than 10 million posts on Instagram -; and this 2019, it seems that this holistic vision will continue to evolve. Therefore, we will advance in Vogue the best trends in welfare that will bring us the New Year. Here is a list of trends that will make wave this year.
1. We will 'hook' to the intravenous drip
The idea of resorting to an intravenous drip as a remedy has already been around for some time, and intravenous vitamin cocktails - mixed with a series of nutrients to boost the immune response and increase energy - are destined to become the most advanced form to restore the organism. In New York, Dr. Frank Lipman, a specialist in functional and integrated medicine and creator of the Cleanse program, favorite among celebrities, has been using intravenous treatments for nearly 20 years. Now, other specialists in medicine and cosmetics are following his example.
In London, the Plastic Surgery Group of Harley Street has several types of intravenous drips that are administered for 90 minutes, enlivened at all times by your selection of favorite music and occasional refreshments. Also in London, the Ned hotel will open this month the Elixir Clinic, whose Vita Drip cocktails, infused with vitamins, minerals and amino acids, promise to serve all kinds of needs, from hydrating to fighting jet lag, stress or aging.
And in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Infuse Wellness has drips designed specifically to relieve migraines and pre and post-operative processes. Will we now stay with friends to go 'drip' instead of the nail salon?
2. To relax, nothing like the CBD
CBD (cannabidiol) is on the rise: both for skin care, with formulas based on its oil ( The Body Shop, Perricone MD and Dr. Bronner , to name just a few options); as in the form supplements, balms or oils-increasingly numerous-d to calm the anxiety and reduce levels of stress and inflammation .
"It is evident that stress and anxiety are already widespread in our culture and that, often, they are precursors of other ailments", explains Gabe Kennedy, creator of the American brand Plant People. "We are just scratching the surface of what much cannabis, CBD and other plant compounds can do for health and the planet.” The therapeutic applications of CBD in serious diseases such as epileptic seizures, neuropathic pain, and diabetes are being studied.
However, in more recreational environments, people are checking that it helps reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and inflammation, in addition to increasing concentration and regulating appetite and metabolism.
"The sensation in the body is one of greater balance, regulation, and relief," Kennedy points out, as opposed to that other "being in" effect that causes THC, the true psychoactive compound of cannabis and that is eliminated from these new products enriched with CBD
3. Well-being 'all in one'
All over the globe, there are proliferating centers dedicated exclusively to well-being, gathering all the logistics of personal care and all the professionals involved in one place.
In New York, The Well is a member-only 'wellness club' that combines Western medicine with oriental healing practices. In a single ecosystem, all kinds of disciplines coexist, from acupuncture or nutrition to yoga. In London, in the Richmond neighborhood, we have for example (among many other similar centers in the city) the Bhuti studio, which offers holistic treatments, hormonal advice, yoga, pilates and even 'Buddha bowls', all in the same space.
Because with the increasingly accelerated pace of large cities, we are aware that we no longer have a HIIT class to release tensions. The most complete wellness centers will be where we charge batteries in 2019.
4. Increase the intake of macronutrients
Macro and micronutrients have been among our healthy habits for some time, especially those who record absolutely everything they eat (with the help of applications such as MyFitnessPal). The macronutrients are fats, carbohydrates, and proteins; while the 'micro' are minerals and vitamins.
Mesonutrients go a step further. These depend on what is inside the food, that is, the active ingredients and compounds that contain and that bring direct benefits to our health. For example, the super composite of turmeric is curcumin, appreciated for its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
To extract the optimal dose of this active ingredient from the root (400 mg), we should add about 10 kg of dry turmeric powder to the food. So, beyond taking into account the macro and micronutrients, knowing the macronutrients will help us better adapt the supplements to our specific needs (although if you have doubts about what you should take, it is best to consult a doctor who detects your possible deficits).
5. Personal training at home
Artificial intelligence for the home is booming. For example, intelligent refrigerators are being developed that tell you what to eat, with built-in cameras to better plan purchases and meals and extra features to analyze eating habits, nutritional values or even generate recipes. In short, almost like having a nutritionist at home. The 25 Pieces Of Equipment You Need In Your Home Gym.
The Mirror company, meanwhile, has developed a steel-framed mirror that retransmits fitness classes live, with included voice prompts and motivational phrases throughout the exercise. Brynn Putnam, founder and executive director of the brand, put it this way in Business Insider: "Gym classes train excellently and directly, but often they demand a lot of time and money. What we are creating is a personalized experience with the best of all the world in coaches and classes, so that anyone can benefit from a great training, whenever and wherever. "
Multifunctional furniture aimed at fitness is also increasing. The Habit brand -from Hong Kong, where they often deal with space limitations- develops tables and chairs in wood, with a beautiful aerodynamic design, which are transformed into benches and training weights.
6. Curative crystals
The crystals have been very successful this year, giving the world of well-being a touch of spirituality. And in 2019, everything indicates that we will continue to heal our souls. The beauty industry is adopting the trend, both in facial massage methods and in holistic or even facial treatments, with formulas that incorporate these semiprecious stones in order to balance energy and heal the skin from within.
"The crystals are an ancient secret of beauty that they used in China and Egypt thousands of years ago," explains Estelle Bingham, a holistic crystal therapist at Bamford Hayburn Spa (and Charlotte Tilbury's favorite). "Everything is composed of energy and the crystals have a very powerful healing energy. When we enrich skin products with them, they really do magic! "
But how does that magic work? "The frequency of some crystals such as rose quartz, amethyst and malachite changes the frequency of the cream or oil and generates a kind of alchemy. These high-frequency minerals not only point to the signs of aging but with a regimen of daily beauty they even boost self-esteem, " says Bingham
Natural cosmetics brands such as Herbivore Botanicals and Ila already have products that incorporate precious stones in their mixture to help eliminate toxins, stimulate circulation or regenerate the skin
7. Anti-stress training
In the world of fitness, the HIIT (training at high-intensity intervals) has been at the height of popularity for quite some time, to guarantee an intensive session of sweat and powerful burning of calories in a very short time. But now other less aggressive proposals come to us.
Although we know that exercise increases serotonin and releases endorphins, it also increases cortisol, the stress hormone. This is especially true in the case of HIIT, which generates a fight or flight response in the body. "Now we understand better the serious consequences of chronic stress on a person's health," says Lee Mullins, founder of the Workshop
Gymnasium, a tailor-made personal training space with venues in London, Milan, Bali, Beijing, Dubai, and Shanghai. "Now we are developing training sessions that are not high intensity from start to finish. We use smarter programs and tools that monitor recovery to know if the person is already well enough to train." Mullins recommends technological aids such as OmegaWave, which is placed around the torso to monitor the exact physiological state; or the Oura ring, which, as we saw in Prince Harry, is worn on the finger to monitor the dream. This type of tools provides essential data to adapt the training to the physical state of each person.