From year to year, trends in the beauty industry are changing: new fashionable products, research, hardware procedures and diets encourage girls to change their daily routine in personal care. Unfortunately, some of the newfangled trends that are actively supported on social networks do not produce the desired result, and sometimes, and vice versa, give the opposite, negative effect. To prevent this from happening, together with Maya Zhmareva, a cosmetologist at the Austrian health center VerbMayr, we figured out which beauty habits must enter your life in the coming year.
Cleansing the body of toxins that accumulate in our body due to life in busy and polluted metropolitan areas is an important step in maintaining beauty and youth. Detoxing must be carried out under the strict supervision of a physician if you want to achieve noticeable and long-term results, restore the functioning of the digestive system, intestines, restore the beauty and radiance of the skin, and also lose extra pounds.
2. Procedures for body modeling
Often, in the pursuit of a perfect body, we throw all our strength exclusively into sports and diets. However, modern medicine has long been offering a large number of procedures that help in achieving the intended goal. For example, among the most effective discoveries of this year are the Ulfit and Icoone Laser devices, which give visible results after the very first procedures.
So, the secret of the Ulfit apparatus lies in the effect of highly intense focused ultrasound HIFU, due to which the membrane of fat cells is destroyed. This leads to a decrease in local body fat and a thinning of the silhouette up to 5 cm per session.
The main advantages of the innovative Icoone Laser are possible due to the unique patented technology of vacuum exposure and laser lipolysis. The decrease in body volume does not occur immediately, but within 4 weeks after the procedure, since the destroyed cells of adipose tissue are removed from the body.
3. Procedures for cleansing the face and scalp
The attitude to facial procedures, hardware, injection or non-injection is now ambiguous. Many girls think that they are not giving the desired effect, so they decide to do with home care. We believe that this is not so, because the main thing is to choose what is right for you.
For example, for deep facial cleansing, pay attention to injection procedures, for example, biorevitalization and mesotherapy - vitamin complexes from the inside will restore the skin and fill it with everything necessary for a fresh and healthy look.
It is worth remembering that the scalp also requires cleansing. Monthly dermatological head peeling procedures will increase microcirculation, reduce sebum secretion and accelerate skin regeneration. The main thing is to first consult with your beautician before carrying out any such procedures.
4. Intermittent fasting
Diets have taken a big place in our lives, but we believe that nutritional principles such as intermittent fasting or fasting should come to replace them. This practice has already gained popularity both among those who are losing weight and among nutritionists, because its effectiveness has been scientifically proven.
Why exactly should fasting become a part of our lives? Firstly, it contains practically no food restrictions. You can eat anything you want, but only at certain times. Second, it's a pretty flexible practice that you can easily fit into your schedule. For example, the most popular 16: 8 fasting scheme allows you to take food for 8 hours, which means you don't have to give up breakfast and lunch, but only dinner.
5. Change care in winter and summer
It is no secret that external factors have a very strong effect on both the external and internal state of the body. So, our skin needs some nutrients in winter and others in summer. In warmer months, when we are constantly exposed to sunlight, it is better to pay attention to skin care cosmetics with mineral compounds, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. To eliminate pigmentation, preparations containing ascorbic acid, arbutin, kojic and azelaic acid are best suited. Do not forget about the presence of SPF in your everyday cream.
In winter, the daily ritual should include the application of nourishing serums and masks, for example, with hilauronic acid, as well as products with retinol, peptides, amino acids with a dense texture.
It will also be helpful to find personalized care with a professional - one that suits your skin. Proper home care will help solve many dermal problems once and for all.
6. Moisturizing the skin of the whole body
You cannot limit yourself to moisturizing only the skin of the face. Our neck, arms and legs also want to be soft no matter the season. Be sure to put moisturizing lotions and body oils in your bath and reapply them after every shower. It is worth paying attention to body scrubs, which can remove dead skin particles, giving it tenderness and softness.
7. Hair masks and thermal protection
Hair requires the same serious care as our skin. And if you are the owner of naughty, thin, brittle hair, then you should be even more careful about their condition. Firstly, every hair type needs additional care in addition to suitable shampoos and conditioners. Masks will become an effective addition to your daily routine, restore shine to your hair, make it stronger and more manageable. And if you often have to use a hairdryer or curling iron, then be sure to use thermal protection - this way, split ends will not appear on the hair, and their appearance will be more radiant and healthy.
8. Normalization of sleep
8 hours of healthy sleep is the dream of many. But this should not only be a dream, but also an integral part of life for several reasons. First, during sleep, collagen is released in the body, which has a positive effect on the appearance of the skin. Secondly, the absence of dark circles under the eyes will add vigor to you, and the look - shine. Thirdly, sleep also affects the health of the hair, since a lack of sleep leads to a deterioration in blood flow, and the hair follicles receive the necessary nutrients from the blood. And this is just a small part of the positive effects of healthy sleep.
9. Change the grocery basket depending on the season
As in the case of facial products, changes should also be made to the product list. Seasonal vegetables and fruits can change the functioning of our body for the better, because they contain useful trace elements and vitamins that cannot be found in other products, therefore, the diet should also be changed.
So, in winter it is best to lean on berries rich in vitamin C (rose hips, currants, cranberries, lingonberries), vitamin D (red and black caviar, cod liver, sea fish), and also pay great attention to "warming" dishes with the addition of various spices … In the summer, you should add more fresh vegetables and fruits to your diet (but don't overdo it, otherwise candidiasis may occur) and avoid heavy, fatty foods.
10. Annual check-up
External beauty directly depends on the state of the body. And how to find out what is happening in our body, without examinations and analyzes? That is why we advise you to do a comprehensive examination of your body at least once a year: donate blood, check the work of all internal organs. The annual check-up will be the answer to all your questions (read also: "Medical check up: what is it, who needs it and why").
11. Self-massage or regular massage
Massages are different: modeling, relaxing, sports, medical and others. Each of them differs in both the technique of execution and the effect. It is worth signing up for a massage not only for back pain, but even if nothing bothers you: it is a wonderful prevention of diseases of internal organs, helps to calm the nervous system and improve immune function; improve skin color, remove toxins and toxins from the body.
12. SP - please yourself once every few months (even at home)
Who among us does not dream of relaxing after a long, hard day at work in a calm SPA center with aromatic baths, massage and masks? Unfortunately, visiting such establishments every week is very difficult, but why not please yourself at least once every few months? Such total relaxation can even replace a vacation, and you will have to spend only a couple of hours.
Also, do not forget that a SPA session can be arranged right at home. Shop for your favorite cleansing and moisturizing masks, buy bubble baths or bath oils, play your favorite relaxing music and spend just one evening alone. The result will be noticed not only by you, but also by the people around you - a rested, fresh look, freedom from irritation and readiness for new achievements will be there.
13. Hair treatments
In addition to the above procedures (peeling and masks), our hair needs professional, salon care. Particular attention can be paid to mesotherapy - injection of vitamin cocktails most effectively stimulates hair growth, making them thicker. This treatment also strengthens hair follicles, prevents gray hair, dandruff, and reduces sebum production.
14. Keep a food diary and keep track of water balance
The usefulness of a food diary is often underestimated, but there are many reasons to start keeping it: it helps to control weight, identify addictions, analyze intolerances. Very often we just ignore small snacks during the day, even though they contain a large proportion of sugars and carbohydrates. With the help of a diary, you can notice the consumption of excess and unnecessary foods and exclude them from your diet. The most important thing is to keep a diary correctly: write down everything that you actually eat without ignoring small meals.
You should note in your diary the amount of water you drink. So much has been said and written about the importance of staying hydrated, so we'll just say it's really worth drinking about two liters of water a day. Water at room temperature (!) Should be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach, as well as between meals (not during).
15. Professional teeth cleaning
In pursuit of external beauty, we often forget about a very important component of our body - teeth. And they require no less careful care than the skin. And we are not only talking about brushing your teeth twice a day and regularly visiting the dentist, but also about professional dental care. Brushing your teeth in a doctor's office will be able to remove plaque accumulated in hard-to-reach places, get rid of tartar and plaque. Also, the device will polish the teeth, making their surface smoother. After that, it will be more difficult for them to accumulate on the fly. A beautiful and healthy smile that you will delight yourself with after the procedure will add confidence and relieve problems for many months.
16. Clean and change makeup brushes
Sometimes the cause of rashes and inflammation on the face is something that touches our face every day: makeup brushes and sponges accumulate bacteria that can cause fungus, herpes and other unpleasant diseases. That is why you need to regularly clean your beauty accessories - at least once every two weeks. Ordinary soaps, shampoos, gels and foams for washing will do well with cleansing. You can also purchase special cleansers. And some professional make-up artists advise adding oils: olive or tea tree when cleaning brushes.
But if makeup brushes can last a long time with proper care, then sponges and beauty blenders are best replaced every few months, even with weekly cleansing. Their surface is the most favorable breeding ground for bacteria, so we advise you to immediately stock up on a large supply of your favorite makeup accessories.
17. Meditation and yoga
The next two important things that should be firmly entrenched in your life in the coming year are meditation and yoga. Both practices are aimed at complete relaxation of the body and body, as a result, having a positive effect on all processes within us. Thus, among the physiological effects of meditation, one can single out a decrease in stress hormones in the body, stabilization of blood pressure and a decrease in heart rate, as well as a great charge of energy and an improvement in mental activity. Yoga classes also carefully work all muscle groups, stretching and relaxing the body.
But the most important thing is the psychological influence of practices on a person's condition: in addition to reducing stress levels and getting rid of anxiety, they improve self-awareness, it becomes easier for you to control emotions and understand the internal signals of the body. So, if you want to spend the next year in a more stable emotional state and not worry about any trifles, be sure to add several yoga classes per week and a daily 15-minute meditation to your schedule.
18. Warm up every morning
Also, you should add a light warm-up to your morning meditation. Trust me, getting up just 10 minutes early and spending that time on a quick workout will energize you all day. Warm up should start from the neck, then move on to the muscles of the back, arms, abdomen and the entire upper body. Next, move to the legs: knead the thigh muscles, tendons, the front of the legs, and finally the ankle. Such a quick charge will definitely make the body wake up, and if you also drink a glass of water with lemon after it, your metabolism will crawl out of bed.
19. Follow beauty bloggers (but there are nuances)
Modern trends are dictated on the Internet, and this is no secret. The opinion of modern bloggers, at times, weighs more than the opinion of any other expert in this field. This happens because young influencers are trying to immerse themselves in the current agenda, broadcasting only what is interesting to their readers. Of course, the most important and difficult thing is to choose among hundreds of thousands of bloggers those who really understand their topic, and do not repeat after others. This is especially true of the beauty industry: the advice given by such bloggers may not suit everyone, so follow them with a grain of salt (read also: "16 tips from Instagram bloggers we buy cosmetics from").
20. Love yourself and your reflection in the mirror
And finally, the last and perhaps the most effective beauty habit of the coming 2020 - get used to loving yourself! None of the most expensive and popular treatments or the best products will work if you don't like yourself. Being in the eternal search for flaws, you will continue to find them over and over again, so it is definitely time to tie up with this activity. True self-love is a natural feeling that doesn't require much effort.
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