The Glow: How Rituals Benefit Your Skin
We have all heard that meditating is a great way to relax and achieve a precise and stable mental and emotional state. Meditating in the morning can help you relax and be in a great mindset for the entire day. But, for many of us, mornings are already hectic, and waking up even earlier to meditate isn’t something we want to do. However, there is a way to incorporate meditation into your morning routine without waking up earlier than we already do. Meditation or just taking a moment to connect with yourself can be incorporated into your morning skincare routine and allow you to reap all the calming benefits of meditation plus additional benefits to your skin.
How Can Meditation Benefit the Skin You Ask?
Mindfulness has shown to have incredible health benefits, including weight loss, reducing stress levels, and conquering addictions. In addition to these benefits, meditation has a direct impact on your skin.
Stress can be internally damaging. But it can also be damaging to our skin, leading to wrinkles. When meditation is practiced regularly, you can reduce your stress, therefore reducing the wrinkles that appear on your skin.
Being Present During Your Skin Care Routine
When we go through our skincare routine, we could be rushing through and skipping steps without even realizing it. For example, massaging the cleanser into your skin for the full sixty seconds allows the soap to activate and get deep into your pores completely, but who takes the full 60 seconds? When you are incorporating meditation into your skincare routine, you are reminded to slow down. This means that you will be taking the full 60 seconds and being mindful of following the steps accurately.
If you want to turn your skincare routine into a meditation session, you don’t need to change much about what you are currently doing.
Turn Off Distractions and Turn on Relaxing Music
The first thing you need to do to create a relaxing environment is to ensure that you aren’t going to have any distractions. Leaving your cell phone in another room and playing some soothing music will help you to keep your focus on yourself.
Light Some Candles
Lighting a couple of candles and dimming the lights is something so simple that is an easy way to turn any environment into a relaxing oasis.
Focus on Your Breathing and Take Your Time
One of the critical components to connect with yourself and slow down is breathing. Taking deep, cleansing breaths will promote both a relaxing meditation and boost your circulation, leading to healthy, glowing skin. Taking your time and being mindful will help you relax and enjoy your time focusing on your self-care.
Give Yourself A Facial Massage and Connect with Your Skin
Using your fingers or a massager to massage your skin can help you relax and stimulate the muscles. Moving slowly and focusing on each part of your body will help you feel connected with yourself and prevent your mind from wandering to all of the things on your to-do list.
Transform the ordinary task of product application into a time to connect with yourself. Stop, relax, and enjoy the ritual. To apply, warm a few dabs of the cream between your fingertips, close your eyes, and place your head between your hands. Take deep breaths, concentrate on your breathing, and picture your utopia. When calm, massage this powerful blend on your lower abdomen for at least two minutes. Support the process by concentrating on each breath. Follow its journey throughout your body to clear your mind.
Bringing rituals into your life doesn’t mean that you need to carve out more time in your already hectic day. By changing a couple of things about your beauty routine, you can use that time to center yourself and enter a more relaxed state.