One needn’t be—to borrow TikTok parlance—a wellness girlie or trend forecaster to know that emerging from burnout and pandemic fatigue has us addressing beauty and wellness in deeper, more intentional ways.
Building the perfect wellness ritual for yourself
In this new ‘soft girl’ era of habit stacking and wellness rituals, cortisol and adrenaline-jacking workouts are replaced by pilates and other flow-state movements. Sound baths are chased by adaptogenic smoothies, not necessarily boozy, free-flow brunches. It’s gentle lymphatic drainage massages one day, energising Wim Hof-inspired ice baths the next.
Here, beauty, movement, and weekly wellness rituals courtesy of your favourite TCM or Ayurvedic doctor are a must for keeping mind and body in balance. More than ever, it’s about finding both the yin and yang in wellness. Case in point: acupuncture, which is administered by trained physicians using fine needles with the aim of unlocking stagnant qi or life force, and with it, a host of health—even emotional—benefits.
“Facial acupuncture stimulates collagen production and boosts blood circulation to the face,” explains Thomson Chinese Medicine physician, Zhou Jing. “Stimulating your own body’s repair mechanisms elicits radiant, more youthful-looking skin.”
Discover the other Vogue-approved methods to unlock inner and outer rejuvenation.
As the saying goes, ‘the body achieves what the mind believes’. Keep the mind sharp and the body supple with mindful movements that incorporate coordination, strength and meditation.
Vogue loves one-stop wellness space, Trapeze Rec Club in Singapore’s buzzy Tanjong Pagar district. Its four floors of wonder include fitness and wellness facilities keep your mind and body balanced.
Renew and reinvent
Extend the dewy afterglow of a good workout with these nourishing beauty essentials. From innovative probiotics to exotic botanical extracts, these pro-youth products are geared towards improving clarity, luminosity and smoothness.
Put your hands up
Not a gym bunny? No problem. Flirt with flexibility and core work. Not only does a juicy stretch help increase blood flow and boost performance, it regulates the mood and relieves stress, whatever your fitness level may be.
Boost your juice
For brighter skin, a healthier gut and clearer mind, double down on addressing inflammation in the body. Nourish with high vibrational, antioxidant-packed superfoods alongside managing stress to get your healing back on track.
Ebb and flow
Here’s your invitation to use even the most quotidian of rituals—the humble shower—as a means of unlocking joy. Instead of saving that luxe body oil or heavenly candle for a special occasion, harness them as tools of pleasure and present-focused awareness.
Creative producer: Vanessa Caitlin
Beauty director: Alli Sim
Make-up: Kat Zhang
Hair: Christvian Goh
Nails: Ann Lim
Associate creative producer: Hazirah Rahim
Associate beauty editor: Syed Zulfadhli
Stylist: Joey Tan
Creative production assistant: David Bay
Videographer/Production assistant: Leonard Wong
Beauty assistant: Verity Cheng
Models: Jerzy Madison and Freesia Huang / Ave Model Management
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