We all want to look and feel our bests, and for most of us, that means investing in good beauty and wellness products. The shelves are stocked full of them, so you have a lot to choose from!
But what’s good for some people doesn’t work for others, and it gets expensive and frustrating trying product after product without results.
Technology is your friend, though. You can throw away the old and obsolete beauty routines. The future is here, with these seven new beauty and wellness products you must give a try!
1. Laser Hair Removal
Shaving your body multiple times per week is time-consuming and quality razors are not cheap! Sure, you can use the cheap dollar brands, if you don’t mind the nicks and cuts that come from using them.
And what about those awkward, hard-to-reach places with the inch-long hairs you seem to miss every time you shave? Or the fine hairs on your face where razors don’t belong?
No more shaving or waxing is needed when you switch to permanent, hassle-free laser hair removal. From your forehead to your toes, this process is simple. There’s no upkeep required, making it a cost-effective and time-saving beauty miracle.
2. Smart Toothbrushes
Your smile is arguably one of the first things other people notice about you, and it’s also the thing millions of people are self-conscious about.
When your radiant grin lights up a room, people want to be around you. But taking care of your teeth with the full scope of instructions from your dentist isn’t always easy.
Did you know there’s such a thing as brushing too hard or in the wrong direction? Brushing too short and too long? Wouldn’t it be great if your toothbrush knew what to do so you didn’t have to?
Well, Colgate has made that wish come true with their smart electric toothbrush. It lets you know when your teeth are clean and teach you the right brushing habits. Because it syncs to your phone, you can track your progress over time.
3. Sleeping Aids
Beauty sleep isn’t just a term for those who want to catch some extra zzzs. It’s scientifically proven that your brain needs rest in order to rejuvenate. It can’t get rid of the toxins and free radicals in your body until you are sleeping.
The invaders that attack your cells from the inside out and outside cause you to age faster than you should. Things like sun exposure, smoke, pollution, and unhealthy meals wear down the nutrition in your body, and your skin is the first to show it.
But when you get sufficient, restful sleep, your health and wellness improve. Wellness products are also helpful in improving it. This has a pleasant side effect of making you look better, too!
With today’s technological innovations, getting restful sleep is easier than ever. Download a white noise app or play calming sounds to help you fall asleep.
Use your Fitbit or Apple watch to monitor your sleep cycles so you can learn when your best bed and wake-up times are. You’ll sleep like a baby, but better!
4. Overnight Masks
The importance of the right mask in your beauty routine is inarguable. However, just sleeping on your pillowcase and sheets adds impurities to your face. Your dead skin cells and bacteria shed, so every time your face hits the fabric, it’s getting dirty again.
Overnight masks solve that problem. The best masks combine moisturizing and hydrating treatments with intense ingredients that rejuvenate your skin while you sleep.
Your perfect mask will depend on the skin type you have and the intensity of care you are looking for.
You can purchase a commercially available overnight mask or create a homemade mask. Make sure to check the ingredients so you won’t encounter any skin irritation. The most common natural ingredients in facial masks include aloe, papaya, oatmeal, and yogurt. On the other hand, the chemical ingredients include benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.
5. Virtual Workouts
Beauty, health, and fitness go hand in hand, so you should stay fit by exercising regularly to look beautiful from the inside out.
You want to get in shape but you hate the gym or don’t have time to go. Yet, online exercise programs aren’t cutting it for you.
There is now an in-between solution: the virtual workout.
It’s a smart home gym that looks like a mirror. It syncs to the cloud and comes with fold-up accessories. Your professional trainer shows up on-demand to motivate you and teach you the right form for your body.
With virtual workouts, you can choose any routine you prefer. You can consult with the trainer about the best workout regimen that’s suitable for your fitness goals. By doing this, you’ll have a personalized training plan that you can follow and gain positive results as you stick with the routine.
You can book one-on-one sessions or follow along with the live workouts. No more excuses are acceptable with the virtual workout option!
6. Mindfulness Apps
Your mental state directly affects your physical appearance. Today’s researchers understand the correlation and have developed apps to help you relax and focus your thoughts.
Through meditation and mindfulness, you are able to learn how to quiet your stress and reduce your cortisol levels. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is fine in small doses. But chronic anxiety and worry cause it to spike and create negative side effects like swelling, weight gain, fat buildup, and lowered immunity.
Mindfulness apps also help reduce body pains, boost the effectiveness of pain remedies, such as heating pads and pain medication. A portable heating pad produces moderate heat to dilate the blood vessels and improve tissue circulation to help reduce pain. Pain medications may help reduce inflammation and swelling. On the other hand, mindfulness apps condition the mind to attain relaxation, drawing the body and mind away from painful sensations like muscle fatigue and arthritis.
Each person’s preference as to how they relax and what helps them reduce anxiety is different. Check your app store to see what’s available. You might need to download a few before you find the one that clicks with you!
7. Microdermabrasion Tools
Microdermabrasion has been around for a while, but the tools of the new decade bring this beauty method to a whole new level.
The way microdermabrasion works are that it gently exfoliates your skin to remove dry, dead skin cells. It used to be a technique you could only have done by an aesthetician. Now, you can bring this miracle of technology to your home.
Microdermabrasion helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps reduce hyperpigmentation and age spots. This skin treatment also helps remove blackheads and get rid of uneven skin tone and texture.
Using your kit one or two times per week will unclog your pores and shrink them so debris and dirt can’t get in. It’s a professional treatment you can do anywhere!
Fake magical beauty and wellness products have been touted since the Fountain of Youth. While these seven new innovations aren’t magical, they could be seen as almost miraculous!