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Are you ready to redefine your wellness routine in 2019? From B12 injections to personalized astrology and minimalist manicures, here’s what we’re talking about—and what we think will be BIG—when it comes to your well-being this new year.
Meet modern self-care.
Life moves fast (and 2019 isn’t about to slow down). So why should running from one wellness appointment to the next stress us out? This is the year when one-stop wellness shops start popping up everywhere. With super cool vibes and top-of-the-line treatments, businesses like Chillhouse in NYC make it their mission to serve up the best services that fit your busy schedule—all under one roof. Plus you can plug your laptop in!
Your practice is evolving.
The intentions you set and the way you flow can influence both your mind and mood—on and off the mat. In 2019, we are elevating our practice thanks to studios who are putting a new spin on an old routine. Think Downward-Facing Dog to beats by Drake or Chaturanga in cold yoga. This year, it’s all about making your yoga flow unforgettable… and fun! NY-based studio Y7 has created a cult following doing just that. With heated hip-hop, beat bumping, and candlelit yoga classes, it’s safe to say we can’t get enough of studios like Y7.
Getting your glow on is becoming a No. 1 priority.
Fill up your cup, because we are all about drinking collagen in 2019. With benefits that include healthier skin, hair, and nails, brands like Further Food and Vital Proteins are making it easy to add collagen and collagen peptides to everything—from your coffee to your post-workout smoothies. Plus, there’s no “yuck” factor.
"Collagen is one of the few supplements I take without fail every single day. Not only does it give me a protein boost, but it keeps my hair and nails healthy and makes my skin glow!" — Carissa Stanton [@broccyourbody] | Health, Fitness, Nutrition Guru
Show your nails you know what’s up.
While we are big fans of an extra glam mani, 2019 is proving to be all about the “less is more” theory. This new year, the key to stepping up your nail art is keeping it simple with negative space. It’s not a revolutionary idea, but we are loving the trend that features more nude and neutral colors with some killer designs. At our next appointment, it’s all about getting a little less crazy with the nail polish color and a little more adventurous with our designs. Our favorite for 2019? A clear polish with metallic lines, colored tips, words, or bold (glittery) texture. Nailed it.
Who said barre and Pilates are just for the ladies?
“Meet me at the ‘barre’” isn’t just a girls-only invite anymore. This new year, let’s hear it for the boys joining us for muscle-burning, low impact exercises classes. While many barre and Pilates classes normally seem to attract more females, men are starting to tap into the benefits—like improved balance—to support their traditional workout routine.
“Within the last eight months, I have enjoyed seeing more men experience the benefits of barre. Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness, which is something so important for us all to embrace, not just women, and I have noticed more men are slowly discovering that, and are allowing themselves to become more balanced and empowered from within.” — Dustin Isom [@dustisom] | Barre3 Instructor
Keto is making high-fat foods a popular conversation.
From celebrities to athletes (even your coworker), the Ketogenic Diet became the food-worthy buzzword in 2018. Based on your body going into a state of ketosis—where you burn fat instead of carbs for fuel—this high-fat, low-carb diet brought “healthy” fats to the forefront. From snacking on avocados to adding MCT oil your coffee, a better understanding of high-fat foods (and adding them to your meal plan) is all the rage this new year.
“It’s exciting to hear talk about healthy fats since they are such an important part of our everyday diets and overall wellbeing. It’s also important to note that all fats aren’t created equal, trans fats, for example, raise our bad cholesterol levels and can damage or clog our arteries, and are best to be avoided. Avocados (no surprise) are one of my favorite healthy fats. One reason healthy fats are important is the high amount of omegas they encompass to support our nervous system and brain health, and the fact that healthy fats enable the absorption of certain vitamins into our bodies!” — Erica Fowler [@ericajanehealth] | Holistic Health Coach
Do you *really* know what you’re using?
What is “clean beauty” and what does it mean? In 2019, we are taking a better look at our beauty products and what we put on our bodies and faces. With big brands like Goop recently saying “no” to chemicals, U.S. beauty standards are now becoming a bigger part of the conversation for all levels of products, from the drug store to Sephora. Having a better understanding of where what we use comes from, what it contains, and how it is created and tested is a New Year’s resolution we are staying sustainably serious about.
Get ready to empower your mind, body, and soul.
Will Mercury Retrograde really effect my next workout? How does the moon or sun influence my astrology sign (and my emotions)? No more newspaper horoscopes here! This year, we are taking a deeper look at understanding ourselves through personalized astrology. Accessible astrologers and apps, like Co-Star, offer hyper-personalized horoscopes and birth chart readings. I mean, who doesn’t want a deeper understanding of themselves as we embark on a new year?
“A personal astrology reading provides a deep understanding of your life's journey. Each planetary placement in your birth chart (sign and house) and the aspects formed between them, create a unique signature that details your personality traits, relationships, and experiences. After a reading, you will have a greater awareness of self so that you may consciously navigate life with a sense of ease and empowerment.” Ashley Tracey [@ashleytracey_soul_centered] | Soul-Centered Astrologer
Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, oh my!
Getting all the good things into your body fast is becoming a thing. From B12 shots to enhance your energy levels to IV infusions that can boost your immune system (or cure a hangover), this go-to form of wellness is a *must* for our 2019 routine.
"I am always excited to test and experiment with new wellness offerings and Denver has so many to offer. My recent visit to the Hydrate IV Bar for the major boost of the Myers Cocktail Drip was amazing. You sit in a huge lounge chair, they hook you up to an IV, offer tea and water and you get hydrated and vitamins intravenously within the hour. Add a B12 shot for a mood boost and I took my wellness to the next level that day! Highly recommend it!” — Jacki Carr [@jackicarr] | Goal Coach + Co-Founder of Rock Your Bliss
This is the year of body-inclusivity and self-love.
We are all about self-love and body-inclusivity, and in 2019 we are celebrating this movement with gear that *actually* fits our needs… and curves! Fitness brands like Beyond Yoga and Superhero Fit are creating athletic clothing that truly works for everybody, at every fitness level. Accepting and loving our bodies is putting an exclamation point on positivity as we embark on a new year.
“The way we feel about our bodies, move our bodies, and talk about our bodies is such a part of our wellness journey. In the wellness industry, we can bring in the new year with more positivity on not only our bodies, but our whole selves!“ — Shanna Tyler [@shannatyler] | Entrepreneur | NYC Girlboss
Studios are bringing some serious, sweat-worthy swagger.
Sweating it out in the form of dance is at the top of our to-do list in 2019. With studios of all sizes turning up the bass and making their spaces extra Insta-worthy, they are doubling down on eclectic classes for all fitness levels—and even getting celebrity investors. Learn to shake it while making cardio-pumping, endorphin-boosting moves!
"I've fallen in love with dance fitness classes like 305 Fitness because I always leave dripping in sweat but with a huge smile on my face! Most other workouts—and even yoga practice—can be so serious, it's nice to change it up with cardio dance to let loose and have fun!" — Melanie Torres [@headstandsandheels] | Wellness Blogger
We’re focusing on feel-good basics and keeping it clean.
Simplicity is the name of the game as we head into the new year, and it’s quickly becoming an essential part of our wellness routine. Whether we are sipping on clean, plant-based protein from Après post-workout or sporting sustainable leggings made out of recycled water bottles from the Girlfriend Collective, doing our body and Mother Earth good is our mantra for 2019.
“We're big fans of plant-based protein over here at Après! Plant-protein is phenomenal for your body because it packs added vitamins and minerals (think glowy skin, stronger bones, and less inflammation) and is much easier on your stomach than your traditional whey protein. Aside from being great for your body, plant protein is also much better for the environment.” — Darby Jackson [@drinkapres] | Co-founder, Après
It’s all about finding time to reflect and reset.
Making meditation part of our daily grind is essential. With the recent growth of meditation apps—like Simple Habit and Calm—and MINDBODY wellness studios featuring more sound baths and silent practices, the ancient art of meditation is now more accessible than ever. Whether it’s chasing your career goals or finding a few minutes to yourself after a crazy day, cultivating peace and calm is top of mind when it comes to every element of success … and we are all about making mindfulness a priority in 2019. Cheers to personal zen zones!
Ready to try one (or all) of our 2019 Wellness Predictions? From discovering a meditation session near you to trying your first dance class or scheduling your next new year manicure, easily find and book any workout, wellness service or beauty appointment on the MINDBODY app and MINBODY.io.
Summer is officially here, and with that, there are so many fun activities that will motivate you to get outside to stay in shape and strive for those post-quarantine fitness goals. But before you decide to get outside to enjoy some walking, yoga, swimming, or hiking, remember these best practice skincare habits to protect your skin from common skin concerns, such as, sunburns, chafing, and excessive dryness.
Here, board-certified Dermatologist, Dr. Bottiglione, shares some advice to help your skin stay healthy as you embark into the great outdoors.
When going outside, the sun is going to be your biggest culprit for damaging your skin. While the sun boosts benefits like vitamin D production, take notice when your skin is overexposed to the sun’s harmful rays as it becomes dangerous. When overexposed to direct sunlight, the skin is irritated, causing sunburns, dryness, and sensitivity that can increase the chances for wrinkles and skin cancer as we age.
Luckily, staying inside when it’s so pleasant outside is not the only skincare alternative to avoid the sun’s damaging rays. Here are a few simple tips to prep your skin before stepping outside.
Opt to protect your skin with a clinical-grade sunblocking lotion of 15 SPF or higher.
“Anytime you go outside, you need to apply sunscreen to your skin,” advises Dr. B. “Ensure you apply sunscreen to the full body and reapply often. In the morning, after cleansing your face, is the best time to apply.” He recommends a spray for oily skin, or the Dermatologist’s Choice Sunscreen Enhanced Moisturizer for dry to combination skin types that needs a little extra hydration.
The key is the more intentional you are about proactively protecting your summer skin, the healthier it will be. It may sound simple, but your skin will be happier when you take a preventive approach rather than a reactive approach—for example, applying the sunscreen moisturizer before a walk to help to avoid the treatment of a sunburn after. When prepping your bag for the fun day ahead, make sure to add sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.
Now the real excitement begins! However you decide to get your fitness outdoors, we have the skincare routine you need or a carefree and healthy day.
Deep breath. Like our favorite flow, these skincare tips will keep our mind—and our skin—at ease. If you take your yoga practice outdoors, wear an SPF shirt, and lay your mat under a nicely shaded tree to help shield you from excessive sun exposure.
“Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing protective clothing is smart to protect your skin from sun damage. Even if you are going for a relaxing walk or doing just a few sun salutations. Staying out of the direct sunlight will reduce your risk of sun damage and wrinkles.” - Dr. B
Swimming is one of the best cardio and strength training workouts, while also an enjoyable activity during the summer. Whether you are swimming in open water or laps in the pool, the excess amount of water with exposure to pool chemicals and environmental pollutants can cause skin irritation and dryness. To keep your skin hydrated and protected, Dr. B. recommends applying the Dermatologist’s Choice Pre-Bath Oil to your skin before entering the water. This will seal your skin’s protective barrier to avoid skin irritation from chemicals and debris. He adds, “The Pre-Bath Oil is what I give to all my patients with eczema or dry skin. It is the only thing that will protect and also deeply hydrate the skin.” Just apply this serum before you put on your sunscreen, and you're good to go!
With warm temperatures during the summer months, it’s the perfect time for hiking and exploring the mountainous outdoors. It is essential to take the necessary steps to avoid your skin becoming sunburnt, irritated, or breaking out. “Wearing a hat with a large brim that will shade your face and neck is key. A baseball cap is just not enough for the sun protection you need. After your hike, it is important to clean your face and pores of sweat, dirt, and toxins with Dermatologist’s Choice Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads to avoid breakouts from occurring,” Dr. B. warns. Keep them in your bag for easy cleansing after a hike.
One of the biggest skin concerns cyclists or runners usually bring to dermatologists is chafing. Even if you’re just cruising along the seaside or taking a cycling class, those tight clothes and friction can cause some intense irritation and redness. “When you have an issue with chafing, you need to protect your skin. You need armor over the skin. Beeswax, for example, is thick to coat the skin and protect it. Another effective option is the hydrating Dermatologist’s Choice Pre-Bath Oil. For best results, moisturize your skin, and then add a piece of clothing to cover it (that is actually like armor),” Dr. B. shares. Are you a runner? Feel free to use this tip too before your next mile or 30.
At the end of your activity, the real results of that skin preparation set in. But sometimes, you need a little extra support afterwards. After any good workout, cleansing off the sweat, dirt, toxins, and irritant is paramount. Dermatologist Choice pH Balanced Cleanser helps to gently but effectively remove sweat, oil, and restore the skin’s natural pH levels.
Did you end up getting a sunburn, or is your skin dry from the elements? Soothe with the Pre-Bath Oil with natural oils like sunflower and jojoba oil for deep hydration and healing.
“Sun damage can manifest in multiple ways. Most often, you will notice a sunburn first, which can then lead to irritated skin—and over time, sun damage increases the appearance of wrinkles.” For safe measure, at night regenerate sun-damaged skin with Dermatologist's Choice Ultra Anti-Aging Cream with 15% non-neutralized glycolic acid to your skin. This powerful dermatology treatment rebuilds the collagen and exfoliates fine lines, sunspots, and acne on the skin. “Do not apply the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream on a sunburn or irritated skin,” Dr. B. shares. These are long-term habits to aid in maintaining your best skin health.
Capture your best skin with everything you need this summer with the Dermatologist’s Choice Skin Kit, and get 20% off your order with code MB20 at www.dermchoice.com.