We all know that anti-aging solutions come in the form of skincare products but there is more than that. Can our emotions affect our skin? Of course, they can! So, here we share the beauty benefits of meditation
When it comes to looking good, it is not only important what we put in and on our bodies, but also how we feel since our thoughts and emotions are said to affect our skin and body. In this context, stress has become a constant part of many people’s daily lives and it can lead to skin conditions.
How you feel can reflect on your skin
Stress is called “ the beauty burglar”. Why? Because stress makes you release all sorts of stress hormones that can trigger skin conditions: high levels of stress, can often lead to acne, wrinkles, dry skin, and even hair loss. So, many dermatologists recommend a complete treatment that consists of not only topical treatments but also meditation.
Benefits of meditation
Jacqui Lewis, Meditation Teacher and Founder of The Broad Place explain how meditation can help with your skincare: “Cortisol and stress-related hormones wreak havoc on our health and especially our skin. Vedic meditation actively reduces stress-related hormones from the nervous system and allows the metabolism and nervous system to stabilize,” she says and adds that “Meditation also works to balance the hormones that make our skin go crazy, break out and overreact! Stress causes the blood vessels to constrict and triggers hormone imbalances, making the skin sensitive to acne and eczema.”
Moreover, as meditation activates the happy hormones such as Cortisol, it can also produce a natural sebum oil on the skin. And all you need is to find some minutes for you to meditate and connect with yourself.
If you are trying meditation for the first time, and you find it difficult, do not worry it can take time. But if you still cannot bring your mind to meditation, you can try yoga poses to release the force of gravity on the skin.