With the northern summer just around the corner, we’re all in need of a little vitality boost. If feeling better and looking better is on your summer agenda, these next trends are here just in time for the hot season – and many swear by their effectiveness. Whether your aim is more energy, better focus, cleaner skin or a detoxified body, let’s take a look at the currently trending top three wellness trends for 2020.
Pearls have been on top of their game lately – and not just the bold bling or the mother of pearl jewellery you are currently seeing everywhere. The gems of the sea have infiltrated the area of wellness and they’re showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Known as a protective stone (hence its symbolic name), mother of pearl is valued for its stress relieving powers, as well as relaxing effect on one’s emotional state and rejuvenating capabilities. The scientific facts behind it: nacre can actually stimulate the fibroblasts and osteoblasts in the body, which can lead to accelerated healing. In addition, pearls (under the form of pearl powder) are able to help collagen production, help bone and skin tissue form, as well as muscles and organs. Fibroblasts regeneration is essential for a strong system – not only that, but permanent regeneration of cells leads to better skin: less sun damage, less wrinkles and a healthy ‘pearly’ glow.
Back in 1992, Museum D’Histoire Naturelle in Paris conducted a study on the osteogenic properties of nacre, where nacre chips were placed on a layer of human osteoblasts. They findings of the study: the osteoblasts that were near the nacre chips thrived, and then formed complete sequence of new bone in the presence of the nacre. Are you sold yet? If you’re willing to give the pearl powder trend a try, then the best way to do so is by opting for skin beauty products that include pearl powder – or include pearl capsules or pure pearl powder in your drinks such as smoothies, juices of coffee.
Regardless if you’re close to Gwyneth Paltrow’s level of eccentricity and her wild approach to wellness or a rather reserved wellness aficionado, this next trend is for everyone – and many say it’s definitely not a passing fad. Meet chicory root, aka your new best aid against a troubled gut. Not only that, but chicory root’s popularity is partially a result of the plant’s great weight loss benefits – the healthy kind of weight loss, that is. By improving gut health and supporting a healthy metabolism, chicory root manages to be a strong ally in the battle against the scale. Moreover, the plant is highly rich in vitamin B9, which is responsible for an optimal cognitive function – which means that by including it in your diet, you’re getting not only slimmer, but also managing to combat tiredness and fatigue. The best way to use it: ditch your regular morning coffee for a chicory root coffee to get your boost of energy at the start of the day.
You’re ahead of the game when it comes to detoxing your body, you’re enjoying the boost in energy thanks to the newest trending coffee and your skin is already glowing thanks to the benefits of pearl powder. What’s next on the wellness horizon for 2020: emotional health. When it comes to a harmonious inner life, optimal mental and spiritual health, this trend is buzzing: sound therapy. A combination of sound circles and drumming circles paired with sound massage seems to have many benefits on one’s emotional world – but the technique, while currently trending, is anything but new. With its roots in ancient knowledge that focused on the positive effects of sound, sound therapy involves placing different sound bowls on parts of the body in order to vibrate and lessen tensions. The results: redirected energy and focus, which leads to a better mental state. Many swear by it, although the techniques can vary – but make sure to give it a shot if you’re not one to shy away from an alternative approach to mental health and healing.