Your relationship with yourself effects and controls the world around you.
“Mindful beauty” is a concept about being in control over how you see yourself and how others see you. Many women and men of all ages are struggling with a lack of self-esteem, lack of self-care and confidence while dealing with changes to their skin, hair, and nails that are made worse by stress and anxiety.
The mind is key to improving every part of your life and has a great power to make you look and feel your best.
As a professional beauty adviser, my role is not only to treat the skin but also help to restore and rejuvenate my clients perspective about how they feel about themselves. The care of my clients’ mind makes them more energized, alive and beautiful.
There are some simple things we can change in our lives to achieve just that.
One of the simplest is to exercise. We already know that exercise is good for your heart, lungs, and joints but do you know that it is also great for your face and skin?
During the exercise, your heart and lungs deliver oxygen-rich blood to your muscles as well to your skin. It improves blood flow as well as carries nutrients and oxygen to your skin. The added blood, oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin improves collagen production. Collagen keeps your skin smooth and plump. People who exercise regularly have noticeably fewer wrinkles and their skin becomes thicker and more resilient. Also, weight training tones your muscles. The newly toned muscles under the skin will make your skin look and feel better.
In addition, exercise also helps to carry away waste products including free radicals from cells and organs. The kidney, liver and the skin are responsible for eliminating toxins from the body. Think of it as cleansing your skin from the inside.
But most important for wellbeing is how exercise helps to reduce stress.
Exercise decreases levels of the cortisone stress hormone and increases levels of endorphins, the brains’ natural chemical and produces feelings of happiness and relaxation. Even conditions that are exacerbated by stress, like hives, rashes and eczema, shows improvement after working out.
The good news is that to achieve that happy state of mind, one does not have to spend many hours at the gym.
Research shows that as little as twenty to forty minutes of simply walking every day is very beneficial. Also, activities such as swimming, yoga or playing sports or games with your friends or grandchildren will do the trick.
Remember that any time you are outdoors, please be sure to wear sunscreen. The best are SPF40 zinc sunscreens. Zinc protects your skin the moment you put it on and does not cause breakouts.
Sun and UVA rays exposure can rapidly age our skin and erase any benefits your skin may obtain from outdoor workouts. It is also important to remove clogging makeup before exercising and shower after workouts to remove the toxins and dead skin cells.
Hope my article motivates you to get up and get moving to help you achieve your “Mindful Beauty”!
To Your Health!