Perhaps due to a surge in influencers popularising the importance of skincare and makeup for lay people, beauty has become inexplicably intertwined with health and wellness. You need to be healthy to be beautiful, and you need a decent beauty routine as a part of your self-care regime to feel put-together. The biggest beauty and wellness trends set to get popular this year are proof of just this.
But, they are also proof of the innovative, unique, and offbeat trends that are getting popular day by day–as more “normal” beauty and health regimes are getting old and boring for newness-hungry millennials. So, for your eyes only we’ve charted those weird skin and wellness trends that will be big in 2019. Brace yourselves!
Injections have been popular in the beauty world for different reasons; but this year, the rationale behind putting a needle in your body has everything to do with holistic beauty. The trend of IV facials, that involves delivering skin-enhancing vitamins and minerals to your body for good health AND great skin, is going to become huge. Most skin clinics have already started offering this service for those who are unafraid of needles.
From menstrual hygiene products with cannabis to stress-relief CBD skincare–marijuana is being touted as the next big beauty ingredient. Hemp seed, a derivative of the same plant, can already be found in certain Ayurvedic products. In the upcoming months, the herb will become even more mainstream and common in skincare. Rich in omega-3 and numerous essential vitamins, they’re also great anti-inflammatory agents. Prepare to get calm, relaxed skin with CBD if irritated and angry skin is a problem you face.
Despite being pseudo-scientific, crystals have become huge in the beauty and wellness world. Models like Miranda Kerr swear by placing crystals like rose quartz near their bath while showering; while TV personality Kim Kardashian picked a crystal-inspired perfume bottle design for her line. Jade rollers to cool and calm skin were a rage all of last year. Now, crystal facials, crystal healing in spas, and using stones like amethyst and quartz for beauty and wellness are going to become huge fads. How will a rock make you calm and happy? We don’t know.
Probiotics in skincare
It might seem yucky to talk about something like good bacteria for beauty, but it’s still set to become a big thing. Perhaps inspired by To All The Boys I Loved Before, probiotics for maintaining the skin’s microbiome are going to gain popularity as skincare ingredients. Earlier restricted to the kombucha and yogurt that hipster beauty enthusiasts swore by, these will now be a part of serums and creams, too. Korean beauty already has yeast skincare, so why not this, eh?