If your skin feels beautiful - it is.
Because our skin is so linked in with the brain and our emotions it makes sense that natural high-quality ingredients will keep your skin at optimum health and that in turn will contribute to making you feel good on the inside.
We all know emotions can directly affect skin health, stress can lead to a limited blood supply to the skin and show up as dryness, breakouts and a lacklustre appearance. The opposite is also true, a relaxed state leads to hydration, healing that restores glow and true balance in our skin health, so, are you still with me? you can also work this in reverse: how your skin feels can have a positive effect on your emotions.
What you focus on grows!
So how can you enhance this theory? A relaxing self care ritual has never been more valuable in this fast paced world. A two minute daily self care practice, and longer weekend ones, both are equally valuable and its easy to tweak these routines to bring more mindfulness of just how amazing your skin feels.
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First you need to identify what your particular skin needs that week are, it's usually one of two things: cleanse or nourish. Once you've identified what your skin needs taking time to create a loving home facial treatment is key to feeling peace and confidence within because it takes up to 30 days to rewire a neural pathway in the brain and you will be creating one that associates peace and wellbeing with your skincare, every time you take time to notice the sensations of the products your applying in a calm and relaxed environment.
Take time to massage in serums, aloe-vera and moisturises, give yourself an hour once a week for this, if your skin is thirsty keep applying treatments until your skin's thirst is quenched, pay attention to how your skin feels when it's in a balanced state.
Botanical ingredients are your true allies in this practice, they are full of life, their DNA is unique and plants have been on the planet for over 140 million years, their innate intelligence works in synergy with your skin to heal, restore and balance.
The more you can sensitise yourself to the sensation of your skin the easier it is to feel the active compounds in natural ingredients doing what they do best, a rose mist spritz or serum designed just for your skin never felt so good.
If you have friends or family who would appreciate some mindful skincare share this blog with them, they'll thank you for it.
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