How wellness shows in your skin because when you’re living well, it shows in a glowing complexion.
We all know we should drink more water, but dehydration is one of the first things that shows in the face. When the skin is plumped out with hydration, lines and wrinkles are less noticeable. Applying hydrating formulas that contain the likes of Hyaluronic Acid to the face can help but keep your body hydrated from the inside and you really will see the difference in your complexion’s clarity.
Sleep is your skin’s best friend, as this is when your skin cells detoxify, repair and regenerate. Despite constantly being reminded that 8 hours is the ideal, quality is actually more important than quantity, as the deep sleep cycles are when the body works on restorative processes. So stop stressing about sleep, get a good night’s sleep by your own standards and you’ll see a well rested face in the mirror come morning.
Clean eating has taken over our lives in the past few years but making decisions about what to eat shouldn’t be complicated. Enjoy a rainbow of vegetables every day and organic meat when you can afford it and your complexion will thank you. Invite friends to a simple but delicious home-cooked meal every few months with everyone chipping in a different dish to share cooking inspiration.
Doing good does you good. By helping others, we can improve our sense of self-esteem and self-worth, whilst helping the recipient to feel better, and ultimately making our world a better place to live in. Even the simplest things like smiling at a passer-by, holding a door open for a stranger, or giving up your seat for someone on your commute are good deeds that can make a huge difference to how ourselves and others feel. Being kind and being happy are intrinsically linked, bring happiness to both yourself and the recipient of your good deed. Make a list of good deeds you’d like to do for others. Each day tick off one good deed and you’ll soon realise how easy it is to change your life and someone else’s, and how uplifted this can make you feel.
Making time for relaxation is vital – if we don’t make time, it won’t happen. If you enjoy yoga classes or meditation that’s great but try to take time to do nothing in particular and enjoy having no end goal. Or simply do something you do every day but without rushing. Relax every facial muscle and loosen the jaw – no more frown lines or creases.
Exercise can be as simple as walking for half an hour at lunchtime, or getting off the bus a couple of stops before your destination to complete your journey on foot. Take a different route than usual, breathe deep, and enjoy new sights. If you like challenging yourself, the trend for wild swimming is a great way to reconnect with nature. You’ll be fresh-faced and rosy-cheeked in no time.
We could have easily grouped breathing with relaxation but we think it’s more important than that. We use the phrase “as natural as breathing” but how many times throughout the day do you find yourself holding your breath or not expanding your lungs fully to take in oxygen? Your skin cells need oxygen to function optimally so take a deep breath and oxygenate those cells.