Heath Skin and Body Trends for 2018

Welcome to 2018, where we have the potential at hand to assist in making our skin and body healthy and radiant. Most of us on the spectacular Northern Beaches want to be the best version of ourselves we can be and not necessarily a different version where we become unrecognizable. There are many new treatments and products calling out to us, along with those that are still tried, true and reliable staples.

1. Given the ever increasing obesity epidemic, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a promising drug that has been shown to selectively shrink excess fat by increasing fat cell metabolism. The drug significantly reduces body weight and blood cholesterol levels without lowering food intake in obese mice, according to a recent study published in Biochemical Pharmacology.
2. Activated Charcoal became popular in skin care a few years ago as the ingredient will draw out impurities and bacteria to help fight acne and detoxify skin. Activated Charcoal may assist with calming breakouts and reducing oil flow. A popular treatment using the Q Switch Nd Yag laser and a charcoal carbon serum can also assist with decongesting the upper layers of the skin to give it a healthy glow.
3. LED therapy for the face or localized areas is not new, but the LED treatment beds will be more commonplace for full body treatments in 2018. Multiple wavelengths (colour) of light work together to increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation so your body can naturally relieve pain, speed the healing process and promote total body wellness. LED therapy may also prevent damage to cells caused by free radicals and protect skin from UV damage.
4. Moringa has twice the protein of spinach and three times as much iron. The super green is shown to be an even more powerful inflammation fighter than turmeric which was the 2017 anti- inflammatory go to.
5. With skin battling UV rays, pollution, blue light from technology and harsh ingredients, a wave of facial serums will be introduced in 2018 to support skin barrier functioning to help fuel optimal skin function and provide a healthy glow.
6. Fat Freezing is a treatment growing in popularity. The process does not result in weight loss, but can assist with both debulking and sculpting of difficult areas of fat that are hard to budge with regular exercise and diet. It is an amazing treatment for men and women to assist with actual body sculpting, who have small pockets of fat in areas such as the bra roll, a tummy pouch after pregnancy, love handles and a tummy bulge.
7. The evolution of new injectables is allowing both men and women to have a more youthful appearance. Kybella is one of these new products. It is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin.

After attending the Annual Anti-Ageing Aesthetic Medicine Conference last year, it is evident that there are many new products and technologies available to us to help enhance both our health and appearance. It is still common practise to use multiple technologies, treatments, products and a healthy life style in order to be the best that we can be for 2018.