Self-Care Trends for 2018: Pamper Yourself
Despite what media might have you believe, there is so much more to self-care than just putting on a face mask and rolling your hair in a white towel. It’s really about those healthy rituals that are helping you stay energized and stress-free – which is, in these conditions and the overall dynamics of modern life, crucial for ‘survival’. Not to mention that, when we are feeling fresh and good about ourselves we can do so much more.
Here are a few self-care trends you should definitely try out.
Each year people are getting more and more interested in this form of workout, and in 2018 it is going to be an absolute hit. Besides being among the best stress-relieving and mood-improving methods on the planet, yoga has many other benefits. It increases the flexibility of your body and sculpts your muscles – which is especially important for those who spend their working days in front of a computer. Next, it helps you channel your energy and prevents workout injuries. Also, one of the most incredible aspects of yoga is that you are enjoying every single second of working out.
In 2018, people will pay much more attention to the health of their digestive system. Again, the pace of modern life doesn’t allow us to take our time and make quality meals each day. This means that we are literally forced to eat more and more fast food, which can later result in various digestive and many other problems.
To avoid that, make sure you ditch your bad habits such as excessive caffeine, alcohol and smoking and turn to lean protein, eating on schedule and plenty of natural probiotics such as kefir or low-fat yoghurt.
A pamper party is basically a gift from heaven. It combines two of the best things in the world: spending time with your besties and various beauty treatments, such as getting your nails done, getting a massage, sitting in sauna etc. This trend is going to be huge in 2018.
Hosting a pamper party is not as difficult as organizing other parties, but you will still need special diaries where you will write down all the pamper activities you have in mind, as well as their schedule and your overall experiences from the treatments.
Different types of massages
The massage industry is getting bigger and bigger each year. There are now dozens of different types of massages, but the most popular ones in 2018 will be the following:
- Swedish massage therapy – This is a standard type of massage that is based on Western concepts of physiology and anatomy. It provides a full muscle relaxation and it is quite helpful for anyone with a backache.
- Aromatherapy massage – This is basically just a Swedish massage with an addition of scented oils that promote relaxation, energizing and uplifting. It can help with a wide variety of conditions such as back pain, digestive disorders, insomnia or headaches.
- Hot stone massage – The warmth of stones relieves the tension in muscles so the therapist will reach problem areas much more quickly.
- Deep tissue massage – This is a therapeutic massage that targets adhesions or muscle knots and specific problem areas in deeper muscle layers with the help of deliberate and slow strokes or friction across the muscle grain, ideal for anyone with chronic pain.
Incorporating the right skincare routine
Beauty bloggers all around the world are promoting the importance of a right skincare routine, so 2018 is going to be all about vitamin C serums, moisturizing, exfoliating and the SPF. Healthy skin is the reflection of a healthy life and healthy habits, and its importance should never be neglected. Take the time to show it some love every morning and every night – it will definitely pay off.
No one ever said that we should spend our entire lives working and just struggling to survive. Life is a wonderful thing, and it is our duty as human beings to make it even better for ourselves.
Claire is a personal and professional development expert who believes that a positive attitude is one of the keys to success.