What Are the Top Self-Care Trends for 2020?

Health and wellness have come a long way in the past few years. Now, it's no longer something that's thought of as an afterthought. It's an important part of living in the digital world. 

With a new year just around the corner, wellness enthusiasts everywhere ahead to predict the top self-care trends for 2020. With the global wellness market valued at $4.2 trillion dollars, it's no wonder all eyes our on these new habits and products. 

Caring for yourself is essential. At Babe and Body, we aim to help mamas take time to recharge and focus on their own wellness. That's why we're excited to share these predictions for the top self-care trends of 2020. 

Self care trends for 2020

Experiential Wellness

The first trend is the move towards something known as experiential wellness. This is no surprise since more people are beginning to value experiences over possessions.

So what is experiential wellness? It's any wellness event or activity that's an experience in itself such as:

  • Yoga retreats
  • Spa days
  • Fitness events
  • Wellness festivals
  • Camping

Any type of wellness event or vacation that offers a chance to do better for your body or mind is an experiential wellness opportunity.

Milk Baths

Baths have been coming back in a big way for years now, but it's time to put the days of colorful bath bombs in the past. Facebook predicts milk baths will become the preferred way to unwind and relax. 

Though they might be new to the modern wellness scene, milk baths are by no means a new beauty concept. They actually date back to the days of Cleopatra, and they're used to moisturize the skin. The lactic acid in milk cleans and softens the skin, leaving your body soft to the touch. It also feels amazing, making for the perfect bathtime luxury. 

Want to try a milk bath for yourself? Go for a luxurious soak in our Call Me Cleopatra milk and honey bath. With dried rose petals, honey, and goat milk, this is the perfect way to start your self-care routine off right in 2020. 

Relaxing milk bath

Podcasts

That's right, your favorite podcasts are actually a huge health and wellness trend. While podcasts might seem like purely entertainment, they're also a great way to unwind and better yourself. 

Over half of the US population has listened to a podcast, and many people listen to hours upon hours of podcasts a week. They're perfect for commutes, chores, and even the gym.

Self-care podcasts are also on the rise, and these empower people to better themselves no matter where they are. From guided meditation to better sleep, there's no stopping the podcast revolution. 

Skincare Over Makeup

While makeup isn't going anywhere, it does have some competition. Skincare is actually dethroning makeup for the first time ever, and this shows just how powerful the skincare movement is today.

What does this mean? The average consumer is more interested in healthy, natural skin products than ever before. Things like skin serum and face masks are popping up everywhere. This is good news for anyone who wants to pay more attention to their skin's health in 2020. 

Smarter Health Devices

Finally, we're getting more ways than ever to take control of our health and fitness. This is pushing beyond the fitness tracker. Today, health trackers (and even our smartphones) keep track of everything from our steps to our stress. 

With more health data at our fingertips, we're all leveling up in 2020. Learn more about your nightly sleep habits, your menstrual cycle, fertility windows, stress patterns, heart rate, and fitness. All of this adds up to a big change, allowing more people to take a holistic approach to healthcare. 

You Heard It Here First

We don't know about you, but we're pretty excited about these trends above. Self-care has come a long way, and we're proud to be a part of the movement. 

Everyone deserves to take time for themselves. Yet, as our lives get busier, we're all looking for new ways to prioritize our health, wellness, and mindset. These new trend predictions above might be the answer we've been waiting for.