It’s no secret that eating well and exercising regularly will boost our wellbeing. But it’s not the only way. In fact, every year new wellness trends emerge that shed new light on different ways we can take better care of ourselves. These are the 2018 wellness buzzwords you need to know about.
It sounds otherworldly, but really it’s quite simple. Moon milk is spiced warm milk. The theory behind its benefits for the body stem from the Ayurvedic tradition of sipping warm milk to help you sleep better. The modern update has added spices like turmeric, cinnamon and cardamom and are oh-so-Instagramworthy. The good stuff in moon milk is the adaptogens, which have been clinically proven to significantly reduce stress. Sipped before bed, moon milk will calm your mind and body after a long day, and help you get a good night’s sleep. It tastes delicious, too!
Collagen is the building blocks of youthful skin, and in the past you will have found it in your anti-ageing skin care products. But it’s also now available in a powder supplement form. Necessary for strong bones, joints and skin, collagen also has gut-healing properties and can help ease anxiety. You will also find a healthy dose of collagen in bone broth.
Lunar cycles are nothing new, but they’ve become a hot topic of late for guiding personal growth. The presence of a new moon and full moon are considered to be prime times to set goals. A new moon is the ideal time to embrace new beginnings, and a full moon represents a period of high energy so be inspired to make big plans.
An ancient Chinese technique, gua sha uses flat stones to scrape the skin to stimulate circulation while easing facial muscle tension and firming skin. The ritual is also harnesses the unique healing powers of the stone used, such as anxiety-busting rose quartz or soothing amethyst. It provides beauty benefits, as well as spiritual ones. You can also get similar wellness benefits from crystal face rollers.