Beauty Treatments to Try This Year

Updated on April 26, 2016

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 not necessarily that long ago: 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 2016 specialties you can see in beauty salons’ leaflets. Let’s begin!

Diamond Exfoliation

Yes, we are beginning with some rich-and-beautiful styled treatment, but don’t be prejudiced against it. The diamond, which is the hardest material in the world, has long been accounted many 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 value-for-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 so as you could tell your friends, “Well, you know, I’ve just had my skin treated with diamonds…” It may sound cooler that 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 as that.

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 they fail to escape because they can’t open their eyes with all this oil all over their face, ha-ha-ha!). 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 this is how 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 particular 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.

If you ever wondered what Netra Basti is, this is it!
If you ever wondered what Netra Basti is, this is it!

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-standing effect.

Anti-cellulite laser is a relatively new treatment, so no wonder it is rather pricey. Another reason for its high cost is 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 – however, it is still hard to say if this is really “forever and ever”.

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.

Teeth Mask

Okay, we have tried masking virtually everywhere – from head to toes, literally speaking. 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 and 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?

Here is a DIY version to try at home:

Microwave Hair Removal

It has been a buzz word 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 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 its 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 like a nice bonus (but it is likely to become a whole separate treatment soon).

Microwaves are coming to your armpits' rescue!
Microwaves are coming to your armpits' rescue! | Source

It seems that I have managed to cover only a tiny bit of new – or relatively new and little-known – beauty treatments, but one should not try to boil the ocean. Still, I encourage you to leave your comments below and ask questions about new techniques you’ve heard but want to know more about. I will try to find out as much as possible to satisfy your curiosity. Have a nice day!

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