Societies are defined by how people behave and what they do. 50 years ago, men and women used to love going to an outdoor cinema or a hip cafe. In terms of beauty, it was only a realm accessed by females, and guys were symbols of strength, ruggedness, and masculinity. As technology kept improving in all areas, including health, fitness, medicine, and many others, there was a shift in lifestyles pertaining to fashion, personal care, and travel. Today, four lifestyle trends regardless of gender are proper hair care, oral awareness and maintenance, fashion with a conscience, and adventure travel.
When it comes to fashion and beauty, grooming is an essential part of every person’s routine. Whether you are a man or a woman, taking care of your hair is one of the most important things you can do.
For ladies, hair care includes having the right equipment, using adequate products for individual needs, and spending money on maintenance and hair health. For instance, if you look at a woman’s vanity table, you will be sure to find a long list of items such as a high-tech straightening brush, an ion-infused blow-dryer, and plenty of clips, rubber bands, scrunchies, and hair binders.
The same goes for men. The 21st-century guy is just as careful with his scalp, equally invested in his looks. His regimen also includes the use of quality facial hair products like non-irritating aftershaves and beard combs.
The great Chinese philosopher and politician Confucius once said, “behind every smile, there are teeth.” As obvious and straightforward as this might sound, many people fail to recognize the importance of proper oral care.
Having good teeth is not only about vanity. It also includes overall health, self-respect, and even success. Over the years, many studies have shown that physical appearance does indeed play a role in recruitment. And that includes your pearly whites.
Luckily, the men and women of today understand the value of preserving your natural teeth. Even though there are several affordable procedures to straighten them, make them either longer or shorter, and replacing them, a set of veneers or Invisalign will never be as good as the real thing.
As such, the market for water flossers, rechargeable electric toothbrushes, and optic white toothpaste continues to grow.
Fashion With a Conscience
Fast fashion has seen dramatic growth over the past few years. Clothing items from companies like Zara, H&M, Uniqlo, and Gap can now be found in almost every closet in the world. There are several reasons for this.
First, fast fashion offers affordable products for young people with limited financial capabilities. Second, both quality and style have improved. From the outside, a Zara handbag does not look that different from one made by Gucci or Prada but sells for a fraction of the price. Finally, fast fashion items are, for lack of a better word, fast. Many retailers offer customers new collections every two weeks, and styles change at the drop of a hat.
Still, one can wonder how a company can make, package, and distribute cheap goods so fast. The answer is bad labor conditions for factory workers in China, Thailand, Indonesia, and other developing countries.
Thankfully, consumers have taken note, leading global brands to change their practices to provide better working environments for their employees.
Costa Rica, New Zealand, and Brazil are three of the top adventure travel destinations in the world. If you were to visit one of these countries, you would be able to go zip-lining through a lush and fertile jungle, go bungee jumping, or ride a high-powered dune buggy across a vast and sprawling landscape.
Yet, these and other natural wonders have existed for millions of years. They didn’t suddenly pop-up. So why are they more popular now than ever before?
One reason could be technological development. The internet has given us access to even the most remote areas on earth, and we now have the tools to take full advantage of them.
But the main reason has to do with our lifestyles. Currently, people in developed cities live at a pace they often cannot control. Along with family and personal commitments, they have to balance a competitive work environment and financial uncertainty. As a result, they need an outlet to relieve stress, refresh, and be re-energized.
If you want to look younger, more vibrant, and well-kept, take care of your hair and teeth. And when you buy clothes, make sure you know where they come from and how they are made. Finally, give yourself a chance to experience the breathtaking scenarios and natural wonders the world has to offer.
In this day and age, that is what a cool lifestyle is all about.