How Mindful Beauty Can Help You Stay Healthy
by Jayne Heath on Oct 12, 2022
Do you sometimes look in the mirror and think you need to take time to care for yourself? At the same time, do you wonder how, with your hectic schedule, you can find a place to start? If these questions are those that you sometimes ask yourself, this blog is about being mindful and improving your beauty routine simply and easily with clean makeup, healthy eating, exercise, rest, and mindfulness.
What Is Mindful Beauty?
Mindful beauty is a holistic approach to self-care. It encompasses a healthy lifestyle complete with nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, and spirituality. The term "mindful" refers to the present moment and awareness incorporated in the process of making a decision about what you put in and on your body. Although there is so much information available about how to care for ourselves, we need practical, reasonable ways to do so.
Nutrition and Healthy Skin
The first step towards healthy beauty is to eat a balanced diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, sufficient protein, and other nutritious foods contribute to the building blocks of healthy skin. Eating well is essential for your overall health and vitality. A diet rich in essential nutrients gives your body the energy to fight off illness, regulate mood swings, and cope with stressful situations.
Holism and Beauty
Beauty should be holistic with wellness the priority, and this includes the mind and body. Rather than focusing on specific parts of the body, holism considers the whole person and how they interact with their environment. A healthy lifestyle includes caring for our mental state by ensuring we place boundaries around the absorption of stress, avoiding harsh chemicals that can damage our skin, expressing gratitude for what we have, and identifying a healthy sense of purpose.
When you open your eyes and pay attention to your surroundings, you may find that the present moment is what is really valuable. As we begin to be mindful, living in the "now" and directing our attention to the smallest fraction of the present instant, helps us to realize that something extraordinary takes place. We begin to relinquish thoughts of the past and the future. We can quell fears and let go of time-consuming preoccupations. Just taking a moment to quiet our minds through deep breathing and visualizing a peaceful place can make all the difference in how we cope with the stressors of daily life. There are studies that suggest that a correlation exists between stress and skin conditions, such as acne, age spots, dryness, wrinkles, loss of skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and loss of elasticity.
Heritage and Healing Ingredients
Healthy cosmetic ingredients are those which are primarily organic, natural, and vegan. However, researching ingredients and avoiding those which scholarship suggests may be or are linked to adverse health effects is a good way to create a mindful self-care routine.
Attitude Is Everything
A positive attitude and perspective is your most important beauty secret. A lifestyle which includes hobbies, volunteering, or visiting with a friend can improve the way you look in addition to making you happier. Finding something that you enjoy doing can work wonders for your mind and body. Seeking a balance between work and play and taking the time to care for yourself can make an enormous difference in the way you look and feel.
Essential oils can help to provide a simple way to change unhealthy perspectives. A diffuser with a drop or two of lavender essential oil can capture the attention and conjure up images of flower fields in bloom. Aromatherapy may serve to help people cope with difficulties in life, and provide a path for calming the emotions. Incense, candles, and even perfume can serve to relax the mind, body, and spirit. Stress reduction that results from the use of aromatherapy can elicit a visible difference in skin quality.
As we learn self-care, we can reduce stress, increase happiness, and improve our health…and it's always a rewarding feeling to know that you're doing your very best for yourself and others.