It’s 2022! The start of a new year and it’s time to follow through with those resolutions you set. This year is all about self-care! This means it’s time to take care of yourself. If you are a busy corporate, overwhelmed mama, stressed out college student, or anxious stay at home wife, self care is the word of the day. Do you ever feel too busy to put on lotion after your shower? Queue huge LAUGH out loud. My sis and I were talking about this the other day. It’s the little moments like lotioning up that matter the most, right? Keep reading to learn these Top 3 Beauty + Wellness Trends of 2022!
Self care is more than you think. It’s about bettering your body which means getting fit, eating better, being less stressed out and more. You gotta take care of yourself.
Feast your eyes on these 3 trends you can get behind:
1. Getting Fit and Strong
Fitness, and no you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym for this. In my twenties, I used to HATE working out. I mean, hate, with a passion, yet I was active 4 to 6 days a week. I loathed walking to my apartment fitness center knowing what lied ahead, an hour or so of butt-kicking workout.
Now, in my thirties, I actually appreciate working out.
It makes me feel better, makes me feel like I’m doing something good for my body and I can really feel the difference. That said, why is it that I only work out once ever 4 or 5 months? Yikes (blushing).
Regular exercise is key. Set a schedule and try your best to stick to it. You can start small in the beginning. Once a week work outs, walking in your neighborhood, doing home workouts like walking up and down the stairs a few dozen times, yoga, etc. As your confidence and strength builds, so will your workout.
Having a good workout brings so many rewards:
- Clearer, cleaner glowing skin
- More energized
- Clearer mind
- Better sleep at night
- A glow that you may not notice yourself but others will
2022 is all about taking classes. This puts the fun back in your workout.
Try martial arts classes. Martial arts and/or self defense classes are super fun and won’t even feel like exercise. Plus, you get to exercise in a community setting, connect with others and just feel better overall.
These kinds of classes like krav maga, are great for core strength, muscle-building, and improving your overall fitness and strength.
If classes just aren’t your thing, the important thing is to get moving.
Grab a fitbit and get moving. Here are some ideas:
- Watch yoga videos on YouTube
- Walk around the block a few times
- Grab this affordable stationary bike and bike at home while watching TV
- Take 30 minutes of each day to stretch and do strength exercises (crunches, donkey kicks, etc.)
- Life barbells during TV commercials when you’re at home in the evening
- Workout videos in your living room
These are just a handful of ideas. Need some motivation? Head to YouTube and search fitness or workout, and you’ll see channels dedicated to helping others work out and get fit.
Get started NOW and once you start seeing and feeling a difference, it will be easy to keep on going.
2. Simple Beauty
When it comes to beauty trends, there are many tricks of the trade. There is a new beauty trend every time you turn around. No need to keep up with beauty trends you see on YouTube or Instagram.
First of all, beauty is within.
Shining in your own skin is the most gorgeous beauty of all. Exuding a confident you with bare skin or barely there makeup is fun and empowering. You’ll feel your most beautiful.
What’s the simple beauty trend of 2022?
The no-makeup or barely there look.
Look at this 5-minute effortless makeup look to inspire you! Or, this one:
The minimalist, fresh-face look is in. Focus on natural looking makeup, a neutral lip, minimally done brow and eye makeup to brighten your face.
This makeup trend will give you your time back while letting you shine through with minimal makeup.
Cut back on the number of products you use and leave stress behind when putting “your face on” on your way out. Get back your busy mornings.
3. Being mindful and practicing self-care
It can be easy to get caught up in the stress of the day-to-day:
- Busy life with your partner and kids
- Juggling work and school
- Managing testing and training in college
- Managing your home, keeping your place clean, cooking, working in the home
You have got to put your mental health first.
Think about what makes you happy.
I did this recently and it was really hard to think about things I like. A lot of the activities and everyday things we do are for others. We go out to dinner at our partner’s favorite restaurant, we do weekend activities based on what our kids want to do..when is the last time you did something for you.
So, now, it’s time.
Sit back and make a list:
- Long baths
Make the list as long as you’d like, then, start by trying to do one of those things every week. As each week goes by try to add more things you love into the picture so you can do multiple things you enjoy on a regular basis.
Do things for you. It’s ok to be selfish. Buy yourself flowers, go on a coffee date with only you, slow down, take joy in the things you love. Practicing these 3 trends of 2022 will help you be that much closer to living a life of self care. I hope you loved this article about beauty and wellness trends of 2022. Start doing them!
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