Combining the benefits of meditation with a superpower ingredient-packed skin care routine might be the best way to self-care for a beauty lover!
Like everybody, when I mask I like to multitask, whether that be getting some work done, cooking, cleaning, taking a shower, catching up on a TV show, but why not take a few minutes to calm your mind. It's a great practice to start your day or to relax after a long day's work.
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Skin is an amazing communicator that often, whether we like it or not, reveal our unknown or unspoken emotions. Blushing, having a rash caused by stress or turning white with fear, these are all examples of how our skin display our mental state. If your anxiety has been affecting your complexion, meditating to reduce stress, having a healthy skincare regimen and eating whole organic foods could definitely help clear your skin. Meditation addresses the underlying issues that created the skin problems in the first place. Whether chronic or not, skin issues worsen with stress. To put it simply, reduced stress equals better skin.
An emerging field of research called psychodermatology studies the interaction between mind and skin, by bridging the gap between our emotional and mental states with our overall health. It scientifically validated that meditating has numerous health benefits including reduced stress, fear, worry and anxiety (conditions that are often the root causes of skin problems). A new research from the University of Sheffield combined past studies of meditation, relaxation sessions and cognitive behaviour therapy to find real benefits for people suffering from skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne and vitiligo. Proof that wellness and beauty go hand in hand!
Meditating for just a few minutes every day brings energy (also known as prana) into your body and creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. During meditation, prana helps repair your body’s tissues and cells which give skin a fresh, healthy glow.
Mindful breathing while meditating is also important because it adds oxygen to the skin, resulting in boosting cellular health. Increased oxygen rejuvenates your skin and balances your body and your mind, to ultimately brighten your complexion, reduce wrinkles and slow down the aging process from the inside out. Meditation lowers blood pressure and tension-related pain like headaches, insomnia, muscle aches, ulcers and joint problems, in addition to increasing your brain’s serotonin production, which improves your overall sense of well-being.
Creating a gentle space to slow down and enjoying the process of taking care of yourself is enough to experience the benefits of meditation. If meditating doesn't come easy to you, the practice becomes easier overtime. There is no right or wrong way to meditate, and a few minutes is all it takes.