Regardless of where you stand on the phrase "new year, new you" — which seems to get tossed around this time of year — the fact remains that most people will in fact be resolving to take better care of themselves in 2019. According to Pinterest, the term "self-care" has recently gone up 140 percent in searches, so it's clear that now is the time everyone's starting seek out the new wellness trends that will take their health game to the next level.
Practicing self-care can mean anything from the occasional stress-relieving bath to squeezing in a 10-minute morning workout, but based on Pinterest's research, there are a handful of things people seem to be focusing on to be their best self inside and out in the new year — and after indulging in all those New Year's Eve parties, it seems like the ideal time to start putting them into practice.
Whether it be a superfood power that will increase your energy or a skincare ingredient that keeps your complexion radiant and youthful, there are decidedly some trending products and habits that will be having a major moment in 2019. Ahead, find eight different options that might just help you have your best year ever.
For anyone who wants to reap the benefits of retinol, but fears it's too harsh for their sensitive skin, this ingredient from the psoralea corylifolia plant might be the perfect solution. Bakuchiol can stimulate collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines while touting antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties — which makes it a more gentle alternative.
The buzzy skincare component, which has recently gone up 275 percent in Pinterest searches, can be found in products by the likes of Ole Hendrickson, Biossance, and Lancer among other beloved brands.
During cold and flu season, it's no wonder that searches for this anti-viral ingredient have skyrocketed by 685 percent. Take elderberry syrup, tea, capsules, or even gummies to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation caused by those seasonal ailments. But take note, the remedy is most effective when used when the your symptoms are first starting to arise.
The new year tends to be a time that many people reevaluate their fitness habits, but if getting to the gym on a regular basis isn't doable for you, resistance bands are a great way to get a workout in wherever you are (including your living room). That's probably why Pinterest has seen a 1913 percent surge in searches for them.
With benefits for both your inside (tummy-soothing and nausea reducing) and outside (pain-relieving) this essential oil is a great one to have on hand for adding to tonics and tinctures or even a body oil. With a 659 percent increase in Pinterest searches, ginger oil certainly seems to be the one everyone is stocking up on now. To aid with digestion and upset stomach issues, try dropping some ginger oil in your morning tea or a glass of water (hot or cold) as a new alternative to lemon water!
If one of your resolutions is to make your home more sustainable, invest in some reusable beeswax wraps to reduce your plastic use. With a 146 percent increase in Pinterest searches, it seems like tons of people are seeking out this zero-waste way to keep foods fresh in their fridge.
Goat Milk Soap
Thanks to the essential fatty acids and trigylcerides, vitamin A, and lactic acid, goat milk makes for a skin-soothing and moisture-retaining cleanser, which probably explains why Pinterest has seen a 231 percent increase in searches for soap that's super-powered with this ingredient.
Searches for powders like matcha, maca, and spirulina have gone up 144 percent recently, as it seems like plenty of people are looking for ways to super charge their morning smoothies. Maca, for example — known as the Peruvian ginseng — is said to be able to boost energy and stamina, increase fertility, and even increase your mood. Plus, it happens to be loaded with vitamins and minerals.
The phrase "sober living" has seen a surge in popularity on Pinterest lately (more than 746 percent to be exact). Whether its a permanent lifestyle change or simply an annual Dry January to counteract the indulgence that's common over the holiday season, many people seem to seek booze alternatives, like this botanical, non-alcoholic spirit by Seedlip.