I am an aspiring cosmetologist, and I specialize in skincare treatment.
As you know, there is nothing new except what has been forgotten, so the things that we see as innovations may have been popular in Ancient Egypt thousands of years ago—or even more recently. Even come-backs from the 1960s are not that uncommon. That’s why I have to admit that you should be a little skeptical about all these just-outs in ads and commercials. Still, there is nothing wrong with being curious about things everyone is talking about, and I want to give you a brief insight into some newer specialties you may see in beauty salons’ leaflets. Let’s begin!
1. Diamond Exfoliation
Yes, we are beginning with a rich-and-beautiful style treatment, but don’t be prejudiced against it. The diamond, which is the hardest material in the world, has long been associated with magical qualities, including increasing the owner’s beauty and power. This is partly true because diamond powder is an exceptionally good abrasive. It removes dead cells and polishes skin in a very gentle way, which makes it an alternative for those whose skin isn’t keen on fruit acid treatment.
The only question is whether this luxurious procedure is a good value for the money. As a skin expert, I can tell you that this treatment is, of course, rather pricey since diamonds are not a dime a dozen, but it is worth trying—at least you'll be able to tell your friends “well, you know, I’ve just had my skin treated with diamonds.” It may sound cooler than it is actually is, but we live only once, don’t we?
On the other hand, it is not an innovation. Masks and scrubs with diamond powder have been on the market for years, and they are also quite good. So, if you don’t feel like indulging yourself with an hour-long diamond treatment in a salon, you can try something a little less flossing but still nearly as impressive.
2. Oil Eye Bath
There are two types of people: those who come back to do it every month and those who run away after the first time they try it (but fail to escape because they can’t open their eyes with oil all over their faces). Fortunately, the latter type is quite rare, so there is little chance that you are one of them.
The treatment is popular in Ayurvedic salons, and the above photo is what it is supposed to look like. First, a cosmetologist makes a bottomless “bath” of dough and puts it around your eye. Then the bath is filled with warm oil, and you relax a little. In due time, the bath is removed, your eye zone is massaged, and the expert moves on to the other eye. The end.
Is it worth trying? My answer is yes, unless your eyes are too sensitive. Customers who didn’t like this exotic treatment were all known for their particularly sensitive eye zones, and they were not excited about letting their eyes soak in warm oil. If you are okay with this, go ahead! You will get properly moisturized skin and fresh eyes, not to mention emotional relaxation.
3. Laser Cellulite Treatment
If you are not a newbie to beauty treatment trends, you must have already heard a thousand times that there is no way to remove cellulite once and for all. This is women’s curse number one (maybe two—right after periods), and we can only accept it. Still, all those popular cellulite treatments are supposed to make things better—and many of them do. The point is to find a procedure that suits you best and has the most long-lasting effect.
Anti-cellulite lasering is a relatively new treatment, so it's no wonder that it is rather pricey. Another reason for its high cost is the expensive equipment used in salons. Those lasers are designed to stimulate blood and lymph circulation, and the treatment often includes massage for better results. And the results do come, but it is still hard to say if this is really a “forever and ever” treatment.
If you are not ready to cough up hundreds of dollars for this treatment at the moment, don’t worry! The price will certainly go down soon when more salons get the necessary equipment. Until then, keep on your cellulite-fighting with the help of your favorite methods and products.
4. Teeth Mask
Okay, we have tried masking virtually everywhere from head to toes, literally speaking. But what about your teeth? Why not treat them as well?
No, no, I’m not kidding! Soon it will be a common way to make your smile snow-white again, but now it is already a fun thing to try. Fortunately, teeth masking is not about covering your oral cavity with a mud-like substance and waiting for half an hour before it can be rinsed away. Everything is a lot easier: a mouth tray filled with specially designed serum is applied to your teeth, then you wait patiently for some time, and there you are! While your thoughts were wandering in Far Far Away, the serum’s ingredients were working hard on stains, cavities, and enamel flaws. You get your irresistible smile back, and everyone is happy.
Indeed, this is a must-try on the list of each and every beauty care addict. Abrasive teeth whitening has already stirred up a hornet’s nest because of its side effects and rebounds, so it’s probably time to move on. Teeth masking claims to be a gentle way to remove stains and even to regenerate your teeth enamel. Sounds intriguing, isn’t it? So be the first to try it—maybe it is just as relaxing as Thai Spa? The above video shows a DIY version to try at home.
5. Microwave Hair Removal
It has been a buzzword for months and even years, and it has finally become available. If you are sick and tired of shaving and waxing, if laser hair removal doesn’t seem a good idea for you, or if you want to be a pioneer among your friends—welcome aboard!
Most concerns about this technique are caused by the popular health myth that microwaves are extremely harmful, that they destroy organic compounds, and of course, on top of the list, that they cause cancer. If it were really so, the whole nation would have already died out! However, scientists are sure: microwaves are no more dangerous than electric kettles—that is, unless the cord is damaged, you have nothing to worry about.
Moreover, microwave hair removal is not about locking you in a giant microwave until your hair falls out. This treatment is based on scientific research that proved its efficiency and safety (by the way, microwaves have long been used in medicine, so it’s—as usual—not really a big innovation). With local anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain, but be ready to have your skin swollen and reddened for some time after the treatment. Still, it’s worth its price—when those side effects go away, you will enjoy soft and smooth skin. Plus, as you’ve probably heard, this treatment decreases sweatiness significantly, so the first zone to undergo microwave hair removal is usually armpits. Actually, as a sweat-fighting solution, microwaves have been used for ages now, so hair-removal comes as a nice bonus (but it is likely to become a whole separate treatment soon).
Which Treatment Will You Try?
It seems that I have managed to cover only a few new or relatively new and little-known beauty treatments, but alas, one should not try to boil the entire ocean. Still, I encourage you to leave your comments below and ask questions about new techniques you’ve heard of but want to know more about. I will try to find out as much as possible to satisfy your curiosity. Have a nice day!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.