FACT’s in-house beauty expert examines the latest health and wellness trends for the year ahead.
First up is the use of salts, such as natural occurring mineral salts like Epsom and Himalayan. The easiest way to incorporate salt into wellness routines is by running a bath and adding salts and essential oils. The salts provide magnesium which helps to promote sleep while reducing stress, pain and swelling. There are also Salt Rooms throughout the UAE, including at the new 25hours Hotel One Central, Jumeriah at Saadiyat Island Resort and Mysk Al Faya Retreat. These offer an alternative to a regular spa that will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated while also decongesting and improving your breathing.
Balancing the Chakra
Balancing the Chakra has become an underlying trend in recent years, especially on social media. January can be a long and arduous month so finding balance is critical. Rebalancing the Chakras and learning how to keep them balanced can impact your everyday life and Illuminations in JLT is a place I’d personally recommend. Meanwhile, Sodashi offers an array of Chakra oils so you can rebalance at home and the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach offers a Knesko Chakra Facial based on gemstones.
Vitamins C, D, and E are always essential, but when it comes to tiredness or feeling weak, you may have a hidden B12 deficiency that only blood tests can uncover. A blood or intolerance test is the best way to see what your body needs to avoid and determine what you are potentially lacking. When you have this information, you’ll be able to better balance your body from the inside out. In addition, taking a daily supplement like the 111SKIN Clarity Beauty Dose can help to detoxify the gut and help improve and balance the skin.
If you feel your rest needs to be a little more drastic to set you off in good stead, then a retreat is the perfect way to do just that. Mindful retreats can help rest your mind, body and soul and provide the mechanisms to implement positive mental health every day. If you’re hesitant to be in a social setting during current times, then retreats are available to participate in online. However, if you prefer to have a community, Yoga House will help you rebalance and provide all the positive vibes you need.
The most significant trend I see in 2022 is a focus on immune health. We often put so much pressure on ourselves when it comes to diets and detoxes when, in reality, just being mindful of what we eat and our daily practices can make the most positive impacts. Exercise is always vital to feeling good, both mentally and physically. StudioRepublik is one of my favourite places to unleash adrenaline. The yoga sessions allow you to be creative and unwind whilst moving your body.