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10 TRENDS| For the Mind, Body & Spirit

It's a new year. Relax, refresh and renew with these 10 Trends for mind, body and spirit. May your days ahead be calm, stress free and filled with rejuvenation.

#1 | The Medical Spa Facial

Facials are a soothing and refreshing rejuvenation treatment. Most facial treatments involve the gentle cleansing and moisturizing of the face, addressing signs of aging and other minor cosmetic concerns. While you can find facials at many traditional spas, there are a few key advantages of receiving a facial at a medical spa. A team of medical professionals is qualified to administer stronger facial treatments, which can mean better results. Plus, skin care experts know exactly what your skin needs based on your skin type and cosmetic concerns. Concierge Medical Spa offers the following facials– Laser facial via laser skin resurfacing, Vampire facial via Plasma, Acne facial and Traditional facial customized to your skin type. Treat your skin to a relaxing and beneficial facial today.

#2 | Float to Find Calm

One of the hottest trends that is here to stay is floating to find clam and inner peace. If you are looking for a quiet space to just BE, we have found just that place at Annica Float Club. Float in 10 inches of skin temperature water with 1,600 pounds of Epsom salt to keep you afloat even if you fall asleep. You have your own private Float Room and can control the underwater LED light and white noise. Annica Float Club is located at 4S100 N. IL-59 in Naperville.

#3 | Get Physical in Nature

Connecting with nature is good for the body & soul. One way is to join the Morton Arboretum’s Pine Pacer Challenge prompting you to get outdoors. Start 2021 off with their new running and walking challenge. Participants are invited to set a goal of 25, 50, or 100 miles, track their activities through the month of January, and submit mileage on the Arboretum's virtual result website to chart their progress. Though participants are encouraged to get their miles on site at the Arboretum, they can also simply run or walk around the block, on a treadmill, or anywhere else they enjoy. The goal is to meet a personal challenge and enjoy the many health benefits of physical activity and spending time in nature.

#4 | Above the Mask Beauty Services

While the percentage of Americans getting manicures and pedicures has dropped 55% from 2019 to 2020, many above-the-mask beauty services have stayed strong. Permanent makeup (including eyebrow tinting and microblading) have remained steady year over year. BOTOX®, fillers, and similar treatments have been consistent, as well. Lash extensions have only seen a 13% decrease.

#5 | Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves exposing your entire body to temperatures of -272° F for up to about three minutes. Using an open-chamber nitrogen gas-cooled system, your body quickly recognizes the quick drop in temperature and responds by contracting blood vessels. Blood starts moving away from your extremities and into your core, where all of your vital organs are located. This change in blood flow allows your body to detox and flush away toxins through your kidneys and lymphatic system while filling your blood full of oxygen. French Medspa offers this service in St. Charles. Learn more online.

#6 | Skincare for Communities of Color

“‘Good skin’ is a luxury and status symbol in this country, and communities of color have been left behind,” says Caroline Robinson, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in Chicago. Next year, brands are making strides to correct this: Unilever-backed Melé will release six new products that are formulated for melanin-rich skin; a brand-new line called Eadem, which has already launched a content platform highlighting women of color, will debut a curated collection of skin-care products; and Thirteen Lune, a just-launched e-commerce site that sells products from brands founded by folks who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), will add new creators to its docket.

#7 | Rosemary as an Essential Oil

Essential oils have become…well, essential in health and wellness circles for providing stress relief and other mind-body benefits. While lavender may help you snooze and eucalyptus can soothe sore muscles, rosemary essential oil is another great option to have on your radar. That’s right: While rosemary tastes great on roasted chicken with lemon zest and olive oil, you can actually enjoy the herb as an essential oil and use it as part of your wellness routine for its cognitive and stress reduction benefits. Learn more about rosemary oil, as well as how best to use it, straight from trusted practitioners at the website above.

#8 | The Salt Spa

It’s important to find a place for peace and connection. At Salternatives Spa in Geneva you can float into physical and mental bliss, breathe deeply in their salt room, release tension and toxins in our infrared sauna or melt into one of their signature g massages. You will also find relaxing and even healing services or classes, or enjoy simply hanging out in their Relaxation Room to meditation, color, or engage in quiet conversation. Ahhh, peacefulness awaits.

#9 | Hair Detox

A detox plan for your hair is essential in 2021. Hair follicles get clogged with chemicals that are commonly found in conventional hair care products. These synthetic fragrances, parabens, PEG's, Phthalates, and sulfates greatly impact scalp health. When follicles are damaged with these harsh ingredients- its prevents healthy growth and healthy hair. Most hair loss issues are due to hair follicles being damaged or clogged- once you go through the detox phase and apply Ren Jord products- it helps stimulate and promote healthy scalp which will give you optimal hair growth. Healthy hair starts at the roots!

#10 | The Gold Sculpting Bar

According to, the at-home spa day is here to stay and it starts with a facial self-massage using a professional makeup artists Jillian Dempsey’s 24K vibrating T-bar ($195). It not only leaves your face lifted and sculpted, it also leaves your face feeling refreshed and less puffy. Bonus: When you swipe it a few times vertically along your throat, this device erases “tech lines,” the horizontal wrinkles that form from looking down at your phone or other devices. This is one beauty gadget worth splurging for!


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